Date: Monday, May 14, 9:00am – 10:30am
Each year, natural disasters and climate change around the world have a devastating impact on our children’s education. In a post-disaster context, the effort to bring children back to school and fully recover the operation of the education sector is prolonged, often involving a lengthy emergency response and a long-drawn-out recovery and reconstruction process. One of the challenges governments continue to face is lack of information and risk data about their school facilities. As a result, opportunities to act and move forward policy reforms to promote large-scale investments for the safety and resilience of new and existing school infrastructure are delayed.
This session will discuss the use of technology and innovative methodologies to collect reliable and systematic data about school infrastructure and school building typologies. The aim is to build evidence-based knowledge and inform the design of large-scale investments and long-term engagements on safer schools. Representatives from government, academia, and the private sector will present and discuss ongoing efforts at the global and country level, showcasing the experiences in Mexico, Mozambique and Tonga.
|9:00 – 9:10
|Welcome and Session Introduction
|9:10 – 9:30
|Applying a standard taxonomy to classify school building typologies around the world (Global Library of School Infrastructure)
|9:30 – 9:50
|Identifying the main risk factors to schools in Mozambique
|9:50 – 10:10
|Planning a resilient recovery after the earthquakes in Mexico
|10:10 – 10:30