Caribbean Safe School Ministerial Forum

Antigua and Barbuda
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Organization of Eastern Caribbean States
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Office in Latin America and the Caribbean
United Nations Children's Fund
Antigua and Barbuda - government
Halcyon Cove by Rex Resort, Antigua

The Caribbean Safe School Ministerial Forum will be held 3 - 4 April 2017 in Antigua and Barbuda. This Forum aims to identify national and joint regional achievements and priorities regarding school safety and raise awareness of the Worldwide Initiative on Safe Schools (WISS) in the Caribbean. The objective is to have Ministers of Education come together to validate and adopt the Caribbean Declaration and Road Map on School Safety, and commit to its implementation.

Expected outcomes

  • Awareness on the three pillars of school safety and WISS raised.
  • National and regional priorities regarding school safety identified.
  • Caribbean Declaration on School Safety approved and signed.
  • Road Map on School Safety defined.
  • Caribbean Safe School Initiative launched.

Target audience

The Forum is primarily targeting Ministers of Education in the Caribbean and their technical advisors, as well as representatives from regional and United Nations organizations, youth, donors and media that will be able to support the implementation of the three pillars of school safety in the Caribbean.

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