COVID-19 Feedback Mechanism: Case Study from Cambodia

August 18, 2020 Due to movement restrictions linked to Covid-19, many routine feedback mechanisms were disrupted. Plan International Cambodia decided to actively seek out feedback from communities in Program Unit target areas to understand whether Plan’s intervention...

Success story: Gender Champion in DRM

August 3, 2020 Plan International Philippines through the funding of the Prudence Foundation and Plan International Hongkong works to promote safe school in Western Samar. It works to strengthen the School Watching and Emergency Response Team (SWERT), encouraging...

School Safety in Thailand

December 1, 2015 Context In Thailand, the Office of the Basic Education Commission (OBEC), under the Ministry of Education is responsible for education from primary to high school level. Since 2007, OBEC has recognised school safety and has been working with the...

School Safety in the Philippines

In 2010, the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act was passed, and DepEd created the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO) as the focal point in planning, implementing, coordinating and monitoring activities related to disaster risk reduction, education in emergencies and climate change adaptation. Other roles included initiating and coordinating activities with government agencies and civil society organisations, and serving as the clearinghouse for all school safety resources including production and issuance of teaching and learning materials, and distribution of school kits. With the creation of DRRMO, a Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Focal Point for each region and division was assigned.