Disaster Education: The Silver Bullet
Disaster education is the sharpest weapon of hope in our united, nonviolent, and long drawn but seemingly winnable war against disasters. It sells the dream of disaster-free world and leads us to the culture of safety through the passage of scientific enquiry, strategic planning, capacity building, quick thinking, proactive synergistic preventive action and swift response. It creates self-motivated champions of nonviolence, peace, and safety sanctified by vision, wisdom, and deep sense of universal responsibility to transform disasters into opportunities for building a safer world. The chapter outlines the objectives of disaster education, its scope and its architecture, and shows the way forward.