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Asia-Pacific Regional Workshop on School Education and Disaster Risk Reduction
8-10 October 2007, Bangkok, Thailand
The Regional Workshop on Education for Disaster Risk Reduction is an initiative developed by the Education Task Force as a first step to demonstrate the long term commitment of this partnership to integrate disaster risk reduction into the Education sector. This three-day Regional Workshop will be part of a longer-term regional strategy that aims at raising awareness on the need to integrate disaster risk reduction and school safety construction programmes as part of education curricula. It will bring together decision makers and practitioners from the field of disaster risk reduction, disaster management and education and will build on past and existing in-country initiatives as well as key processes and bodies at the country and regional level that have placed education for disaster risk reduction and school safety as a top priority of their agenda (RCC, Asian Conferences on Disaster Reduction, ASEAN Committee for Disaster Management, UNCRD, IFRC among others). The Ahmdabad Declaration adopted in January 2007 at the International Conference on School Safety in India lists out a set of responsibilities and actions for each stakeholder to take to become a “school safety champion” and will serve as a reference to the discussions. The third day of the workshop is expected to benefit from the participation of Ministers of Education and will highlight the Bangkok-based joint celebrations of the International Day for Disaster Reduction and ASEAN Disaster Management Day. Its conclusions will serve as the regional contribution for the Asia and Pacific region to the International Conference on Education for Disaster Risk Reduction that will be organized in November 2008 by the UN/ISDR system Thematic Platform on Knowledge and Education in Europe.
file 1. Final announcement
file 2. Final list of participants
file 3. Final programme
file 4. Background Note
  5. Statements for the Opening on 8 Oct
file - Sheldon Shaeffer, Director, UNESCO Bangkok
file - Welcoming Statement by Mr Raj Kumar,Principal Officer of Unescap
file - Opening Remarks by Mr. Pongpayome Vasaputi Permanent Secretary, Royal Thai Government
  6. Statements International Day for Disaster Reduction Ceremony on 10 Oct

- Welcoming Statement by Mr Raj Kumar, Principal Officer, ESCAP

- Welcoming Message by Mr. Suwit Khanikul, Deputy Director-General, Department For Disaster Prevention And Mitigation, Ministry Of Interior, Royal Thai Government
  7. Other Statements at the Ministerial Panel
file - Hon Minister Leinavo Tasso Thompson, Ministry of Education
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