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Context is Key

Posted Dec 10th 2019

The Safe Schools Context Analysis, formerly known as Education Sector Snapshot for Comprehensive School Safety (CSS) and Education in Emergencies (EiE), provides context analysis reports on the education, disaster management, and child protection sectors as they relate to school safety policy at the national level, and policy implementation.

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Messages to Mitigate Disaster Risk

Posted Oct 05th 2019

Every year, disasters and hazards lead to thousands of avoidable deaths. Clear information, shared at the right time by trusted sources, can be the most effective life-saving tool. These Public Awareness and Public Education Key Messages provide evidence-based and action-oriented information to support families, communities and schools to build their knowledge-base and put measures in place to mitigate disaster risks. With a revised focus on climate change and child protection, the tool covers 13 major hazard types and guidance on how to adopt the key messages in different countries. Access the tool here.

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Research into Action Briefs

Posted Oct 05th 2019

With so many available research findings, it can be difficult to identify the ones helpful for your work, and even more time-consuming to understand how to apply the findings in practice. This new series of Research-into-Action Briefs is made exactly for practitioners who are seeking to efficiently apply the latest research in their work. Eleven briefs have surveyed the important research and summarized the most important practice-relevant findings for practitioners. The briefs cover an array of topics relating to urban resilience and school safety. Access the briefs here.

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Scalable Solutions for School Safety

Posted Oct 05th 2019

Practitioners and researchers in child-centred risk reduction and school safety seek to safeguard children and youth, and their access to education from the risks posed by all types of hazards. New research undertaken by Save the Children and partners, reveals some of what works to protect youth and children from hazards, and how to scale up these solutions for greater impact. Access the research here.

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Disaster Impacts on Education

Posted Oct 05th 2019

We have undertaken extensive documentation of how disasters and hazards impact children and youth’s access to education and how well they do in school. Earthquakes, cyclones, urban flooding, and more not only cost children days in school, but also result in long-term consequences such as physical and psychological issues, and delayed or lost educational achievements. Everyone can contribute, most of all, children and youth, and we must recognise and capitalise on these capacities to build resilience and a culture of school safety. Access the research here.


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