The World Bank's Global Program for Safer Schools, funded by the Global Facility for Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery, held a Central Asia Regional Forum on Safer and Resilient Learning Environments in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, on October 8, 2019.
This Forum is part of an initiative to strengthen engagement with client countries, while promoting a debate on safer schools in the region.
The Forum brought together high-level government officials, policy makers, and disaster risk management experts, as well as researchers, practitioners and key development partners from Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
The Forum examined the global perspective on school infrastructure safety and resilience. It also focused on the performance of school buildings in Central Asia. Particular emphasis was given to opportunities for solutions-at-scale geared toward safer and improved learning environments.