The Asia Pacific Coalition for School Safety (APCSS) was established on 19th Sep 2012. It is a shared framework for understanding and acting to bring about Comprehensive School Safety, including the “3 pillars”; 1. Safe Learning Facilities, 2. School Disaster Management and 3. Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Education) founded on multi-hazard and child-centered risk assessment, education sector analysis, and alignment of education and disaster management sector policies and plans.
The members of APCSS are Plan International, Save the Children, World Vision, UNICEF, UNESCO, IFRC, ADPC and UNISDR, with Plan International as its secretariat.
The APCSS aims to create a space at the regional level for discussion and sharing of technical resources, good practices/lesson learns and model policies on Safe Schools to minimize the impacts of disasters to children’s education and to coordinate and promote advocacy for Comprehensive School Safety.