August 15, 2017
by Hannah Poquette, GADRRRES Coordinator
Comprehensive School Safety was recently highlighted during the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2017 at a side event entitled “Worldwide Initiative for Safe Schools: Promoting Disaster Resilience in the Education Sector”.
This event, hosted by the Global Alliance for Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience in the Education Sector (GADRRRES), promoted the work of the Worldwide Initiative for Safe Schools and brought together school safety experts from Cuba, Pakistan, China, and Thailand with panelists representing a variety of roles including National Disaster Management authorities, Ministry of Education (MOE) authorities, researchers, and civil society. The panelists discussed five key questions, sharing what has been learned about effective school safety efforts in each of their country contexts.