Caribbean Safe School ministerial Forum
3-4 April 2017 - Antigua and Barbuda
The Caribbean Safe School Ministerial Forum was held from 3 to 4 April 2017 in Antigua and Barbuda. During the Forum the Caribbean Safe School Initiative (CSSI) was launch. It is the suggested framework to advance school safety in the Caribbean. Ministers of Education confirmed their political commitment by signing the Antigua and Barbuda Declaration on school safety and agree on priorities for the Caribbean Road Map. These documents will guide the CSSI in the upcoming years. It was suggested that countries and partners shall incorporate activities of the Road Map in their respective work plans which ensures the follow-up and facilitates the reporting against the Comprehensive Disaster Management strategy and/or the Sendai Framework for DRR
The Forum was attended by Ministries of Education from the following countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Guyana, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Turks and Caicos, Virgin Islands. Caribbean Ministries that were not able to attend the Forum are invited to commit to CSSI. The next meeting of the Forum is scheduled for 2019 in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
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The Forum was hosted by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of Antigua and Barbuda and is organized in collaboration with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (Unicef), the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). The organization of the Forum is possible thanks to the financial support by the Austrian Development Agency, the Kingdom of the Netherlands and South Korea.
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