Worldwide Initiative for Safe Schools

The Worldwide Initiative for Safe Schools (WISS) is a government-led global partnership that aims at securing political commitment and fostering safe schools implementation globally. WISS motivates and supports Governments to develop and implement national school safety policies, plans and programs in combination with the three technical aspects of Comprehensive School Safety.

The Worldwide Initiative offers technical assistance and particular expertise to support interested Governments in implementing Comprehensive School Safety at the national level, and promotes good practices and achievements in safe school implementation for replication in other countries and regions. Technical resources provided by GADRRRES can be found on the WISS Technical Support Package page.

Currently, 58 countries have signed up to WISS:

AlgeriaFijiLebanonSt Kitts and Nevis
AnguillaFinlandMadagascarSt Lucia
Antigua and BarbudaGeorgiaMéxicoSt Vincent & the Grenadines
CambodiaHonduras PanamaTurkey
ChinaIndonesiaPapua New GuineaTurkmenistan
Costa RicaItalyParaguayTurks and Caicos
CroatiaI.R. IranPeruTuvalu
CuracaoJapanQatarVirgin Islands
Dominican RepublicKyrgyzstanSint Maarten
EcuadorLao PDRSouth Africa

WISS Membership Process Information

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WISS Support Resources
Research & Evidence
Pillar 1 - Safe Learning Facilities
Pillar 2 - School Disaster Management
Pillar 3 - Risk Reduction and Resilience Education