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Antigua and Barbuda Declaration: School Safety in the Caribbean

This Declaration from the 2017 Caribbean Safe School Forum examines and reaffirms commitment to disaster risk management in the education sector. The Caribbean Ministers of Education, High-level Officials of the Education Sector and interested stakeholders reaffirm the right to quality and inclusive education for all and to do the following:

1. Engage in the multi-stakeholder "Worldwide Initiative for Safe Schools (WISS)" by supporting the implementation of the Comprehensive Safe School Framework and the Model Safe School Programme in the Caribbean for public and private facilities at all levels;

2. Build resilience in the education sector;

3. Source financial and other resources from the national, regional, and the international community, from public and private sectors, to be channeled towards strengthening efforts in DRR linked to the education sector;

4. Coordinate with national and regional disaster management bodies to integrate the tenets of Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) into education policies and plans and to ensure alignment with existing national and regional disaster risk reduction and climate change resilience building strategies;

5. Strengthen the coordination and cooperation mechanisms among stakeholders at the community, national, regional and international levels;

6. Build stronger collaboration among the Ministries of Education in the Caribbean with relevant private sector entities, non-governmental organisations as well as other regional and international entities;

7. Define and put in place a framework to track and measure progress on the implementation of the actions identified in the Road Map on School Safety to be authorized by the Minister of Education.

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  • Themes:Education & School Safety, Structural Safety
  • Countries/Regions:Americas

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/52642

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