December 5, 2018
ASSI Project Phase 4 supported ASEAN to develop a TOR on ASSI Cross-Sectoral Coordination Committee. The development of the TOR has been done through two consultation meetings with Co-Chairs of ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management (ACDM) Prevention and Mitigation Working Group, Chair of Senior Officials’ Meeting on Education (SOM-ED), and SOM-ED Lead Country for ASSI. This cross-sectoral coordination committee aims to contribute to the strengthening of government leadership in school safety to ensure coordinated and technically informed school safety initiatives, serve as a venue for both sectors, Disaster Management and Education sectors to meet, brainstorm strategies, thresh out solutions, and recommend actions on concerns related to DRR in Education and take the role of a regional coordinating body for school safety.
In November 2018, ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management (ACDM) and Senior Officials’ Meeting on Education (SOM-ED) approved and adopted the TOR and will conduct for the very first time the cross-sectoral coordination meeting, supported by ASSI Programme Management Team.