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During the Education and Safe Schools side event, the panellists outlined progress made in assessing and improving school safety and enhancing disaster risk reduction education. The panelists also highlighted the urgent need for leadership, national commitment and increased investment in disaster risk reduction education and safe schools (see page 44).
The Children’s Charter Pledge acknowledged that “schools must be safe and education must not be interrupted”. Education was the most commonly occurring theme and prioritised by all children during the consultations. Children want access to information and training in DRR, they want DRR and climate change to be included in the curriculum and for their schools to be safe and built on higher ground (see page 65).