I-REACT citizen awareness survey on disaster preparedness

22 June 2018

The Mobile Solutions Research Area, in collaboration with UNESCO and University of Torino, has developed a survey within the frame of the I-REACT project to assess the readiness of citizens around the world to cope with natural hazards.

It's a great pleasure that the survey has been published on the UNESCO’s official website.

The context: earthquakes, floods, wildfires and other natural hazards can have disastrous effects, causing massive losses and damages all over the world. Scientists and practitioners, national authorities at all levels, non-governmental organizations and associations, UN and international organizations are working on activities and programs aiming to prevent disasters.

However, the impact of these efforts is rather limited, if the local population is not aware of their area's environmental risks. To build a more resilient society, citizens should be part of the disaster risk management systems at local and national levels.

For these reasons ISMB and UNESCO, along with the I-REACT project partners, have launched this survey to evaluate the readiness of citizens to cope with earthquake, floods, wildfires or other natural hazards.

The survey is available in English, French, Spanish and Chinese.