This document presents a comprehensive methodology for school safety considering school-specific hazards, such as earthquake, flood, flash flood, cyclone, landslide, and tsunami. It also focuses on fire and road hazards and considers climate change related issues. This manual is specific to Bangladesh and aims to guide teachers and students to develop a disaster management plan that includes mitigation, preparedness and response planning.
This document has been developed for Bangladesh under DIPECHO SOUTH ASIA-V agreement between ADPC and Plan Bangladesh and Islamic Relief Worldwide Bangladesh with technical inputs from Handicap International. It has been developed after understanding the needs of schools in Bangladesh by collecting primary and secondary data on hazards and vulnerability of Bangladesh, related activities carried out by various agencies, and carrying out interviews and group discussions with schools in various hazard prone locations. It is based on consultations with and inputs from a number of local, national, regional and international experts and stakeholders including the Ministry of Primary Education (MoPE), Government of Bangladesh, Comprehensive Disaster Management Program (CDMP).
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