In their Flood Manifestos, the children recommended improvements in three policy and practice domains – recovery, resilience and education. If we are to take these seriously then a fundamental shift is required in the way policy is conceived.
See this leaflet for the Children’s Recommendations and the Policy Implications.
The children’s recommendations are discussed in more detail in this ‘provocation’ for the Foundation for Democracy Sustainable Development Newsletter 2016 which focuses on disasters and democracy and the importance of youth engagement. Here, Marion Walker draws on our research to argue that, by understanding their perspectives and capacities, children and young people could inform more effective policy, enhance resilience and reduce the impact of future emergencies.