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3rd Asia-Pacific Meeting on Education 2030 (AMPED 2030)

Posted Sep 17th 2017

Asia Pacific Coalition for School Safety (APCSS) representatives (UNESCO, UNICEF, Save the Children, Plan International) participated in the third technical meeting on Education 2030 in Asia and the Pacific, which was held from 4-7 July 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand. 

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2nd ASEAN Regional Conference on School Safety

Posted Sep 17th 2017

The 2nd ASEAN Regional Conference on School Safety was held on February, 14th – 15th 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand. This second conference was hosted by the Thailand’s Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) as the co-chair to the ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management Working Group on Prevention and Mitigation, collaborating with the ASEAN Secretariat and ASEAN Safe Schools Initiative (ASSI) consortium (Plan International, Save the Children, World Vision and Mercy Malaysia).  Read more about this event on the GADRRRES website.

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Promoting Resilience and Quality Education through a Safe School Approach in Bangladesh

Posted Sep 17th 2017

A Knowledge Convention “Promoting resilience and quality education through a Safe School approach in Bangladesh” was held by Plan International Bangladesh on 30th November 2016. The event helped to share better understanding on the Framework for DRR in Education and EiE endorsed by the MoPME of Bangladesh. 

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Philippines Implementing Rules and Regulations Signing

Posted Sep 17th 2017

The Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of RA 10821 or the Children’s Emergency Relief and Protection Act (signed May 18, 2016) was signed February 28, 2017.  The IRR was drafted with the participation of duty bearers and stakeholders and seeks to protect the rights of children before, during and after disasters and other emergency situations.  A key feature of the law is the development of a comprehensive emergency program.  

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Caribbean Safe School Ministerial Forum

Posted Sep 17th 2017

The Caribbean Safe School Ministerial Forum, hosted by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of Antigua and Barbuda, took place April 3-4 2017 in Antigua and aimed at further advancing school safety in the region. The two-day workshop provided space to present school safety advancement achievements and challenges at the national as well as regional level. During the Forum, the Caribbean Safe School initiative (CSSI) was launched and the Antigua and Barbuda Declaration on School Safety in the Caribbean was endorsed by all attending representatives.  Regional and national school safety priorities were also identified and a Road Map was developed to address these priorities.

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