School Disaster Risk Management Guidelines for Southeast Asia

School Disaster Risk Management Guidelines for Southeast Asia

The School Disaster Risk Management (SDRM) Guidelines aim to support school-based risk assessment and planning, educational continuity planning, and development of response skills (such as standard operating procedures, incident command systems in case of hazards) and response provisions (such as temporary and locally built learning facilities) –all of which form the School Disaster Risk Management Plan.

The SDRM Guidelines aim to reduce the impact of disasters on the school’s environment, physical construction, as well as to avoid possible impacts on the students’ learning outcomes. To achieve this, the Guidelines attempt to harmonize existing school safety template documents with existing global and regional approaches to come up with a common set of standards that can be adopted and adapted in Southeast Asian countries.