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. For more information, view the WISS informational document (PDF) and the WISS Action Plan (PDF)

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.

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Currently, 52 countries have signed up to WISS:

AlgeriaHonduras Paraguay
AnguillaIndonesiaPeru
Antigua and BarbudaItalyPhilippines
ArmeniaI.R. IranQatar
BoliviaJapanSamoa
BrazilKazakhstanSouth Africa
CambodiaKyrgyzstanSt Kitts and Nevis
ChinaLao PDRSt Lucia
Costa RicaLebanonSt Vincent & the Grenadines
CroatiaMadagascarThailand
CubaMéxicoTunisia
DominicaMontserratTurkey
Dominican RepublicNepalTurkmenistan
EcuadorNigeriaTurks and Caicos
FijiPanamaTuvalu
FinlandPapua New GuineaVanuatu
GeorgiaVirgin Islands
GuyanaUSA

The WISS Technical Package provides support for school safety implementation in WISS member countries. The package includes resources addressing the components of Comprehensive School Safety, focused on:

Download the WISS Technical Package [PDF2.48MB]
WISS Support Resources
Research & Evidence
Pillar 1 - Safe Learning Facilities
Pillar 2 - School Disaster Management
Pillar 3 - Risk Reduction and Resilience Education