From the INEE newsletter:
In 2009, the UNICEF Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO) launched a
strategy for national capacity development in partnership with Save the Children under the aegis
of the IASC Education Cluster. The objective was to build and strengthen sustainable national
emergency preparedness and response capacity in the education sector in ESAR holistically and
strategically, by supporting national authorities at all levels.
A first step in achieving this objective is training of frontline responders from Ministries of
Education and other authorities from national, provincial and district levels, and key education
actors. A training package was devised which centres on practical and technical components of
education in emergencies including contingency planning and preparedness processes to mitigate
the impact of disasters on schools and learners. A key focus on disaster risk reduction (DRR) in
countries and localities experiencing recurrent emergencies such as floods, cyclones and drought
has also been incorporated.
The full report is available here.