Implementation of the Roadmap for Safer and Resilient Schools in Cali, Colombia

Many school buildings in Cali are vulnerable to strong earthquakes. Therefore, the municipality has identified the need to design a seismic risk reduction strategy as part of a twelve-year Master Plan for School Infrastructure. To that end, with the World Bank’s technical assistance, the municipality implemented a methodology developed by the Global Program for Safer Schools: the Roadmap for Safer and Resilient Schools.

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Paving the Way Toward Safer and More Resilient Schools

Disasters and climate change have profound impacts on schools, and, in turn, on children’s education and lives. This year, the International Day for Disaster Reduction (October 13) focused on safe and resilient infrastructure. In light of this theme, the World Bank’s Global Program for Safer Schools (GPSS) will launch its global platform for resilient school infrastructure on October 29th.