First ASEAN Conference on School Safety

December 15, 2016 Event Info Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia Date: 16-17 December 2015 The ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management (ACDM), the ASEAN Safe Schools Initiative (ASSI) and the ASEAN Secretariat held the first ASEAN Regional Conference on School Safety on...

School safety gets top marks in Asia

Asia is one of the most disaster-prone continents in the world, with communities having to deal with an ever-increasing list of calamities, from typhoons, floods and landslides to earthquakes, drought and heatwave. School children are always among the most affected,...

ASEAN safe school conference report

By: Meimei Leung The first ASEAN Regional Conference on School Safety was held on 16-17 December 2015 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. This event was led by the ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management and the Senior Officials Meeting for Education, in collaboration with the...

School Safety in Cambodia

In Cambodia’s Strategic National Action Plan for Disaster Risk Reduction, the education sector is highlighted in two of its six components, which have provided a framework for school safety efforts in Cambodia. Subsequently, a number of initiatives have been implemented, including: the integration of disaster risk reduction into the school curricula of Grade 8’s Earth science and geography subjects, development of school construction guidelines, and issuance of a child-friendly school policy, which promotes child’s basic rights, and emphasises child-centred disaster risk reduction and school safety initiatives, including child protection from disasters.

School Safety in Cambodia

December 1, 2015 Context In Cambodia’s Strategic National Action Plan for Disaster Risk Reduction, the education sector is highlighted in two of its six components, which have provided a framework for school safety efforts in Cambodia. Subsequently, a number of...

Floating schools

Mr. Edward Turvill, an Asia- Pacific Region staff of ECHO- European Commission, visited several primary schools in Cambodia earlier this week. Under the support of ECHO, the ASEAN Safe Schools Initiative is working in 15 floated schools in Kampong Chhnang and Pursat...