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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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CSS VISUS assessment projects in Indonesia, Peru, Haiti, and Mozambique

Posted Sep 17th 2017

In line with Pillar 1 of the CSS Framework on "Safe Learning Facilities", UNESCO promotes a multi-hazard school safety assessment methodology called Visual Inspection for defining Safety Upgrading Strategies (VISUS) to provide governments with tools that facilitate decision-making on where and how to invest for enhancing school safety based on available resources and scientific evidence. The VISUS methodology has recently been implemented in 160 schools in Indonesia, 60 schools in Peru, and 100 schools in Haiti. 

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New advocacy series from Save the Children

Posted Sep 17th 2017

Save the Children is researching hazard impacts on children and their right to education around the world in a new advocacy series called Education Disrupted – Education Denied. The first two issues of the series from Afghanistan and the Philippines respectively have been released.  Each issue of the series includes recommendations for advocates, policy makers, and donors.

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