Past Events

Below is a list of past events relevant to DRR and resilience in the eduction sector. Click on the event titles to learn more.

Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2017

Location: Cancun, Mexico,   Start Date: All day 22 May 2017

The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (Global Platform), as recognized by the UN General Assembly, is the main forum at the global level for strategic advice, coordination, partnership development and the review of progress in the...

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Caribbean Safe School Ministerial Forum

Location: Antigua and Barbuda,   Start Date: 03 Apr 2017,   End Date: 04 Apr 2017

The Caribbean Safe School Ministerial Forum will be hosted by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of Antigua and Barbuda and is organized in collaboration with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), the United Nations International...

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UNESCO Week for Peace and Sustainable Development: The role of education

Location: Ottawa, Canada,   Start Date: 06 Mar 2017,   End Date: 10 Mar 2017

The UNESCO Week for Peace and Sustainable Development: The role of education will take place in Ottawa, Canada, from 6 to 10 March 2017. Organized by UNESCO and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, the event will focus on the issue of teachers...

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Comprehensive School Safety Pillar 1: Safe Learning Facilities non-technical training

Location: Bangkok, Thailand,   Start Date: 08 Feb 2017,   End Date: 10 Feb 2017

In February 2017, the first pilot of the non-technical Safe Learning Facilities training was successfully completed in Bangkok, Thailand. The training package was developed by Save the Children and RiskRED in support of GADRRRES, with financial support from Global Facility...

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Technical workshop on safer school facilities

Location: Tokyo, Japan,   Start Date: 19 Mar 2015,   End Date: 20 Mar 2015

The World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) are organizing a technical workshop on safer school facilities on March 19 and 20, 2015, in Tokyo, Japan.

This technical workshop brings together representatives from infrastructure units...

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Launch: Challenge Fund

Location: Sendai, Japan,   Start Date: All day 16 Mar 2015

The Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) and the UK Department for International Development (DFID) will launch a Challenge Fund on March 16, 2015, at the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) in Sendai, Japan.

The...

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Media and communication for resilience: Showcasing innovation

Location: Sendai, Japan,   Start Date: 16 Mar 2015,   End Date: 16 Mar 2015

Communication initiatives that target people at risk of natural hazards can help people better understand risk and make informed decisions about how to manage it. A selection of outstanding examples of innovation and good practice, selected from a global...

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World Conference on DRR (WCDRR) 2015

Location: Sendai, Japan,   Start Date: 14 Mar 2015,   End Date: 18 Mar 2015

The Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction will be held from 14 to 18 March 2015 in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. Several thousand participants are expected, including at related events linked to the World Conference under the umbrella of...

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Workshop: Comprehensive School Safety Targets and Indicators

Location: Bangkok, Thailand,   Start Date: 18 Feb 2015,   End Date: 19 Feb 2015

By invitation only

Workshop: Comprehensive School Safety Targets and Indicators

Contact: marla.petal@savethechildren.org.au

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Technical Consultation: Community‐based Safe School Construction

Location: Bangkok, Thailand,   Start Date: 16 Feb 2015,   End Date: 17 Feb 2015

By invitation only

This workshop is part of a project to advance risk reduction in the education sector funded by GFDRR and the World Bank implemented by Save the Children. This component is implemented by RiskRED and...

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INVITATION: Showcasing Innovation - Media and Communication for DRR

Location: Online submission,   Start Date: All day 15 Feb 2015

Showcasing Innovation: Media and Communication for Disaster Risk Reduction at The Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR)

A joint initiative of BBC Media Action, Global Network for Disaster Reduction (GNDR), Netherlands Red Cross, Plan International, and...

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WCDRR 2015 Open-Ended Negotiation Meetings

Location: Geneva, Switzerland,   Start Date: 17 Nov 2014,   End Date: 18 Nov 2014

The Second Session of the Preparatory Committee, 17-18 November 2014, mandated the co-Chairs to convene further open-ended negotiation meetings in Geneva to continue its work on the draft. The dates of those meetings are 8 to 10 December 2014 and 12 to 16 January 2015, with...

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