School safety in the context of disaster risk reduction

Jair Torres, GADRRRES

Learn about reducing disaster risk in schools in our next webinar on 11 October 2019.

Time: 13.00 (UK Time)
Where: Online webinar
Language: English


Running exclusively for GNDR members, this one hour webinar will be delivered by The Global Alliance for Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience in the Education Sector (GADRRRES).

Initiated in 2005, the organisation aims to ensure that all schools are safe from disaster risks and all learners live in a culture of safety.

Presented by Jair Torres, Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience International Consultant, GADRRRES, the webinar will focus on:

  • An overview of the activities of GADRRRES
  • Lessons learned from GADRRRES work and their members's work on safe schools and mainstreaming DRR in education
  • How GNDR members can engage with the organisation


GADRRRES is a platform that brings together UN agencies, NGOs, international and regional networks active in mainstreaming DRR in the education sector. It aims to strengthen coordination, increase knowledge and advocate around the Comprehensive School Safety framework.

This framework is an approach to reducing risks from all hazards to the education sector by addressing three pillars of school safety:

  1. Safe learning facilities
  2. School disaster management
  3. Risk reduction and resilience education

Members of the Alliance work together to advance the school safety agenda. They support the Worldwide Initiative for Safe Schools (WISS), a government-led partnership that aim to secure political commitment for safe schools globally.

How to join the webinar

GNDR Members can register to attend the webinar via the Community Platform.

If you're not a GNDR member why not join for free and get access to webinars plus many more benefits?


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