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Guidance Notes on Safer School Construction

Guidance Notes on Safer School Construction
  • Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies, United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), World Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR). January 2011
  • These guidance notes are intended to be used by policymakers and planners of local, regional and national government bodies and all other organizations interested or engaged in enhancing the safety of school populations through improved hazard resistant construction and retrofitting of schools buildings. They can be used to guide discussion, planning and design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of school construction. The document addresses different types of hazards, including floods. It focuses only on hazards that pose a threat to school structures and hazards for which measures can be taken to help prevent a disaster. The document does not address human-induced nor health or hygiene-related hazards.
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Disasters, Floods, Infrastructure, Risk management, Vulnerability, Vulnerable groups
  • Main target audience: Decision makers, Engineering, Policy makers, Project planners, School administrators
  • Main purpose: Advocacy, Guidance
  • Type of resource: Case studies, Guidance note
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Published in 2015