Purpose

Vision and Mission:

The main purposes of GADRRRES are to strengthen global coordination, increase knowledge, and advocate on risk reduction education and safety in the education sector. The work of the Global Alliance ultimately contributes to a global culture of safety and resilience through education and knowledge.

Objectives:

Strengthen global coordination 

Advocate for DRR knowledge and education 

Improve global information, resources and knowledge management on DRR education

Approach:

In support of the Sustainable Development Goals and in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and Education 2030: Incheon Declaration and Framework for Action, GADRRRES promotes a comprehensive approach to DRR education through the Comprehensive School Safety Framework.  This approach is based on education policy, plans, and programmes that are aligned with disaster management at national, regional, district and local school site levels. The Comprehensive School Safety Framework rests on three pillars:

  1. Safe Learning Facilities involves education authorities, planners, architects, engineers, builders, and school community members in safe site selection, design, construction and maintenance (including safe and continuous access to the facility).
  2. School Disaster Management is established via national and sub-national education authorities and local school communities (including children and parents), working in collaboration with their disaster management counterparts at each jurisdiction, in order to maintain safe learning environments and plan for educational continuity, conforming to international standards.
  3. Risk Reduction and Resilience Education should be designed to develop a culture of safety and resilient communities.


Photo: Flooded classrooms in Benin, 2011; Education Cluster