Global Platform: GADRRRES Side Event

Location: Room 18 of the International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG), Switzerland,   Start Date: 15 May 2019, 1:00 PM,   End Date: 15 May 2019, 2:30 PM

School safety: a sustainable way to increase the resilience dividend,1pm-2:30pm

Addressing disaster risk reduction in the education sector provides an opportunity to ensure education continuity and to protect learners and education workers from death, injury and harm in schools. It contributes overall to the development of a culture of safety and resilience. One year before the deadline for achieving the Sendai Framework Target (e), GADRRRES will look at school safety as a sustainable way to increase the resilience dividend. This event will demonstrate how the creation, development and implementation of DRR strategies in the education sector can efficiently contribute to reduce the impacts of natural hazards, and will explore how the investments made in the education sector can pay dividends in multiple sectors at regional, national and local levels; notably on the social, economic, financial and environmental fronts. This event will share case studies of countries/regions working on integrating school safety within their national, subnational, and/or local DRR strategies. Discussion will centre on demonstrating the challenges that countries can face in doing so while displaying the inter-sectoral benefits brought by investments made in school safety and updating the progress on advancing school safety.

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Where and when?

The event will take place on Wednesday 15 May 2019 from 13:00 to 14:30 in Room 18 of the International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG), Switzerland.

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Further information

In addition to the GADRRRES side event, GADRRRES partners supports the following Ignite Stage presentation: “An Innovative Pathway for Building a Collaborative Eco-system on Risk Reduction and Resilience Education in China” given by Professor Qiang Zhang, Director of Innovation Center for Risk Governance at Beijing Normal University.

The presentation describes the pathway of building a collaborative eco-system in risk reduction and resilience education in China. It will provide audience with information on the latest good practices of civil society in China regarding risk reduction and school safety.

The presentation will take place during the GP, on Thursday 16 May 2019, at 15:30-15:45.