Worldwide Initiative for Safe Schools: Promoting Disaster Resilience in the Education Sector

26 May 2017
16:00 - 16:45
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Global Alliance for Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience in the Education Sector WISS
Marla Petal (
Participation: Public
Accessible: Yes
Primary floor language: English
Interpretation: No
ISL Interpretation: No
Live Broadcast: No
Remote Participation: No

The side event will provide an opportunity to highlight the important contribution of the Worldwide Initiative for Safe Schools (WISS) in building a resilient education sector as a core component in implementing Target d of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction to “substantially reduce disasters impact on critical infrastructure” by 2030. The WISS is a government-led partnership that fosters political commitment in support of disaster-resilient educational facilities building on the Comprehensive School Safety Framework.

The event will feature Safe Schools Leader countries’ progress and experiences in implementing WISS including successful comprehensive safe schools case studies and national policies implementation through effective regional support mechanisms.