Education and school safety

Policies and activities in the education sector to protect students and educators from disasters impacts, ensure continuity of education through all expected hazards and strengthen risk reduction and resilience through education.

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Latest Education and school safety additions in the Knowledge Base

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This document discusses the importance of integrating school readiness measures into social protection programs to improve educational outcomes and strengthen human capital in the Sahel.
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English schools could exceed an “overheating” threshold of 26C for one-third of the academic year if global warming reaches 2C above pre-industrial temperatures, a new study finds.
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Educational materials
This child-friendly Comprehensive School Safety Framework is expected to be comprehensible for chidren.
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Documents and publications
The study is aimed at examining the intersection between climate change and education, with specific focus on how extreme weather events negatively impacts education outcomes.
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When a 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck the Cianjur district in Indonesia’s West Java province in November 2022, more than 13,000 students at private religious schools were thrown out of their classrooms because of severe damage to their buildings.
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As Honduras is country highly exposed to natural hazards and has experienced devastating shocks to its population and economy, rebuilding after disasters with an eye to both ensuring resilience and inclusion is key.
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Different types of green roofs, green facades, permeable paving and ventilation systems have been tested in a school building of Spain to address increasing temperatures and water scarcity.
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Documents and publications
To achieve the goal of the Sendai Framework of reducing global disaster risks and losses, the theme of the IDDRR 2024, which falls on 13 October, will be on the role of education in protecting and empowering youth for a disaster-free future.

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