Voluntary commitment

Education and Training Thematic Group in Central Asia and South Caucasus

Description

Commitment

We confirm that the intrinsic and necessary role of education in advancing DRR in HFA2 must be recognized and continued. Although a lot has been done to progress priority areas 3, the need to mainstream and scale up DRR into education sector policies and plans to reach all people must be the way forward.

National and local governments and other stakeholders need to ensure that education systems are safe and promote a culture of resilience and that learners are prepared for disasters. Increased sustainable funding on DRR in education is needed.

Comprehensive approach to DRR education including safe school facilities is essential.

In order to advance DRR education and the school safety agenda in HFA2 support for the development of clear and measurable indicators reflecting integration of DRR into education policies is a priority.

Successful initiatives, including guidelines, best practice analyses and existing tools and simplified methodologies, are the key to success.

Targets

• Concept on public DRR continuous education for all levels adopted;
• Educational practical and theoretical common models tested and integrated into educational curricula and re-training courses;
• TV programmes, short documentaries, electronic libraries, etc. ;
• At least 80% of training and re-training courses for personnel include DRR indicators;
• At least 60% of professional staff (teachers, lecturers and public training providers) educated in DRR to provide education and training in the area of DRR;
• Enhanced skills of national and local government officials in developing resilience action plans at national and local level.

Indicators

• Concept on public DRR continuous education for all levels adopted;
• Number of educational practical and theoretical common models tested and integrated into educational curricula and re-training courses;
• TV programmes, short documentaries, electronic libraries etc, produced;
• At least 80% of training and re-training courses for personnel include DRR indicators;
• At least 60% of professional staff (teachers, lecturers and public training providers) educated in DRR to provide education and training in the area of DRR;
• Number of national and local government officials enhance their skills to develop resilience action plans at national and local level.

Means of verification

HFA Monitor; reports by technical assistance agencies (UN, INGOs); reports by ministries of education, of emergency situations; reports by National Platform for DRR

Timeframe

From March 2015 to March 2017

Contact Person

Mr Abdurahim Muhidov
Program Officer, UNISDR Central Asia and South Caucasus

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