Towards Safer School Construction: A Community-based Approach(2015)
This publication synthesizes the lessons from past community-based school construction programs and projects around the globe. It provides guidance for engaging communities in mobilisation, planning, design, construction and post-construction maintenance of safer schools. The approach seeks to achieve the twin goals of safer schools and more resilient communities. It treats school construction as a community learning opportunity to better understand risks, collectively commit to safety, and to learn and apply strategies for safer construction.
- school construction,
- planning and design,
- disaster management,
- tropical cyclone
Publication DateJuly, 2015
EditorNick Ireland, Save the Children; Vica Bogaerts, GFDRR; Hayley Gryc, Arup International Development; Jair Torres, UNESCO; Michele Young, Save the Children
PublisherGlobal Alliance for Disaster Risk Reduction & Resilience in the Education Sector
Citation InformationPaci-Green, R. and Pandey, B. (2015). Towards Safer School Construction: A Community-based Approach, with Save the Children, Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, UNESCO, Arup International Development, and Risk RED, Melbourne: Save the Children. Pp 93.