Below is a list of upcoming and past events and global opportunities relevant to DRR and resilience in the education sector. Click on the event titles to learn more.
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Committing to School Safety: Regional Launch of the Comprehensive School Safety Framework 2022-2030 – EASTERN AND SOUTHERN AFRICA 08 December 2022 Hybrid event GADRRRES is organising a regional event to launch the CSSF 2022-2030 in Eastern and Southern Africa

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Protecting Education Systems against the Impacts of Climate Change 10 November 2022 Hybrid event In the Framework of C O P 27, GADRRRES organised a side event highlighting the CSSF 2022-2030 as an effective climate adaptation solution to protecting education systems and aiming to encourage further support from global actors to increase its implementation
Committing to Comprehensive School Safety and Resilience in the Education Sector: Global launch of the Comprehensive School Safety Framework 2022-2030 12 September 2022 Online GADRRRES undertook a global consultation in 2021 producing the CSSF 2022-2030. The global launch of the revised Framework took place on 12 September — learn more!
Seventh Session of the Global Platform for DRR 23-28 May 2022 Bali, Indonesia In the framework of the Global Platform for DRR 2022, GADRRRES is releasing a special advocacy statement on education and safe schools, and a set of children- and youth-related events are being organised by partners. Learn more!
COVID-19 and Student Well-Being 14 December 2021
Online In 2021, CONVERGE COVID-19 Working Group on Children, Youth, and Schools led by GADRRRES benefited from the support from American University School of International Service graduate students, to develop an annotated bibliography, literature review, and a research-into-action brief summarizing existing research on COVID-19 and student well-being.
Engaging Children and Youth in Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Building 23 November 2021
Online This GADRRRES webinar is advocating for the need to take action to involve children and youth in all stages of disaster risk and risk management by listening to young people themselves.
Language in Disaster Risk Reduction and Education in Emergencies 16 September 2021
Online Organised with Translators without Borders/Clear Global, this webinar advocate for a better approach to language in DRR and EiE to help people get vital information, and be heard, whatever language they speak.
COVID-19 and School Safety – Comprehensive School Safety Framework Pillar 3: Risk Reduction and Resilience Education 02 July 2020
Online GADRRRES hosted a series of webinars dedicated to COVID-19 and school safety aiming to provide recommendations to practitioners.
The third webinar is focusing on Risk Reduction and Resilience Education (Pillar 3 of the CSSF).
COVID-19 and School Safety – Comprehensive School Safety Framework Pillar 2: School Disaster Management 24 June 2020
Online The GADRRRES group hosted a series of webinars dedicated to COVID-19 and school safety aiming to provide recommendations to practitioners. The second webinar is focusing on School Disaster Management (Pillar 2 of the CSSF).
COVID-19 and School Safety – Comprehensive School Safety Framework Pillar 1: Safe Learning Facilities 11 June 2020
Online The GADRRRES group hosted a series of webinars dedicated to COVID-19 and school safety aiming to provide recommendations to practitioners. The first webinar is focusing on Safe Learning Facilities (Pillar 1 of the CSSF).
Launch of the CONVERGE COVID-19 Public Health and Social Science Research Working Group on Children, Youth and Schools 20 May 2020
Online In May 2020, the GADRRRES group launched the global COVID-19 Public Health and Social Science Research Working Group on Children, Youth, and Schools, as part of a wide range of COVID-19 Working Groups for Public Health and Social Sciences Research
VISUS Methodology 09 March 2020
Online Discover in this webinar the multi-hazard school safety assessment methodology, VISUS (Visual Inspection for defining Safety Upgrading Strategies), which aims to define a decision-making support tool aimed at planning strategies for the multi-hazard risk reduction of learning facilities.
School Safety in the Context of Disaster Risk Reduction 05 December 2019
Online This webinar provides a general overview of school safety and GADRRRES activities.
First UNESCO-VISUS Experts’ meeting 11-13 September 2019
Udine, Italy In 2019, the UNESCO-VISUS Experts met in Udine, Italy, with the aim to review the VISUS methodology. The comments received will help the preparation and finalization of the UNESCO VISUS technical handbook and related documentation addressed to different stakeholders including decision-makers.
Global Platform for DRR 2019: GADRRRES Side Event 15 May 2019
Geneva, Switzerland In the framework of the Global Platform for DRR 2019, GADRRRES is organising the side event: “School safety: a sustainable way to increase the resilience dividend”.
Model Safe School Programme – Turks and Caicos Islands 29 November – 01 December 2017
Grand Turk Island The Model Safe School Programme is designed to assist the Participating States with implementing processes that result in safer and greener educational facilities. A specific training is being organised.
Global Platform for DRR 2017: GADRRRES Events 22 May 2017
Cancun, Mexico In the framework of the Global Platform for DRR 2017, GADRRRES is organising a set of events with the aim to promote the school safety agenda.
First Caribbean Safe School Ministerial Forum 03 – 04 April 2017
Antigua and Barbuda The First Caribbean Safe School Ministerial Forum will be hosted by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of Antigua and Barbuda with the aim to achieve a set of outputs to advance on the school safety agenda.
UNESCO Week for Peace and Sustainable Development: The role of education 06 – 10 March 2017
Ottawa, Canada The UNESCO Week for Peace and Sustainable Development: The role of education will focus on the issue of teachers and teacher training, and highlight best practices in the fields of Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship Education.
Comprehensive School Safety Pillar 1: Safe Learning Facilities non-technical training 08-10 February 2017
Bangkok, Thailand In February 2017, the first pilot of the non-technical Safe Learning Facilities training was successfully completed in Bangkok, Thailand.
Technical workshop on safer school facilities 19 – 20 March 2015
Tokyo, Japan The World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery are organizing a technical workshop on safer school facilities on March 19 and 20, 2015, in Tokyo, Japan.
Media and communication for resilience: Showcasing innovation 16 March 2015
Sendai, Japan 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 is available.
Launch: Challenge Fund 16 March 2015
Sendai, Japan The Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery and the UK Department for International Development will launch a Challenge Fund on March 16, 2015, at the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan.
World Conference on DRR 2015 14 – 18 March 2015 Sendai, Japan The Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction will be held from 14 to 18 March 2015 in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.
Workshop: Comprehensive School Safety Targets and Indicators 18 – 19 February 2015
Bangkok, Thailand A Workshop focusing on the Comprehensive School Safety Targets and Indicators is organised in Bangkok, Thailand from 18 to 19 February 2015.
Technical Consultation: Community‐based Safe School Construction 16 – 17 February 2015
Bangkok, Thailand The Community-based Safe School Construction workshop is part of a project to advance risk reduction in the education sector funded by the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery and the World Bank implemented by Save the Children.
Invitation: Showcasing Innovation – Media and Communication for DRR 15 February 2015
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World Conference on DRR 2015 Open-Ended Negotiation Meetings 17 – 18 November 2014
Geneva, Switzerland 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.