Comprehensive School Safety: A Toolkit for Development and Humanitarian Actors in the Education Sector

This toolkit is intended for education sector planners, policy-makers and program developers as well as humanitarian assistance providers, and advocates of universal education. It is intended to be useful for developing disaster resilience through the core activities of the education sector, as well as humanitarian efforts to respond effectively in order to provide education in emergencies.

The goal of comprehensive school safety is to support children's rights to survival, protection, development and participation by promoting the physical protection of children in schools, and planning for educational continuity and education sector recovery in the face of disasters and emergencies. Disaster risk reduction bridges development and humanitarian assistance work. It is an attitude and commitment. Rather than being a separate domain of action, it is about how to do the same job better and more sustainably.


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