The joint research on Disaster Education in Yangon aims to promote the implementation of DRR activities at the school level. To understand the current condition of the target township’s resilience to climate-related disasters, an assessment tool called the Climate Disaster Resilience Index (CDRI) was used. CDRI was developed at Kyoto University and has been applied to many cities in Asian countries. CDRI consists of five dimensions and each dimension has five parameters. Under each parameter, there are five variables. In total, CDRI has 125 variables.
SDRA is the tool to assess school disaster resilience, which was also developed at Kyoto University and applied first in Vietnam and then in the disaster-affected areas of Japan. SDRA consists of five dimensions and each dimension has three parameters. Under each parameter, there are five variables. In total, SDRA has 75 variables. The resilience score is calculated as the weighted mean of the variables.
The CDRI and SDRA surveys in Kathmandu were conducted in February 2016 by Dr. Koichi Shiwaku. The survey respondents were staff members of Lalitpur Sub-Metropolitan City and of Karyabinayak Municipality.