Safe schools in safe territories

Reflections on the role of the educational community in risk management. This document aims to prompt reflection on what exactly constitutes as a safe school: offering a resistible infrastructure in the event of a disaster or one that will also ensure the child's right to education in an emergency situation. It is aimed at authorities, teachers, technicians and co-operating institutions working on the issues of risk reduction in the educational sector. It was produced within the framework of the DIPECHO project ˜Strengthening Local Risk Management in the Educational Sector in Central America' executed by the Central American Educational and Cultural Coordinator (CECC) with the technical support of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR).