Myanmar education sector snapshot for comprehensive school safety and education in emergencies

This 'Education Sector Snapshot' attempts to contribute to the understanding of the Basic Education Sector in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (hereafter referred to as Myanmar) with reference to the three pillars of comprehensive school safety: Safe School Facilities, School Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Education. Firstly, the demographic and politico-socio-economic contexts are briefly described; secondly, the current education sector policy, planning and management practices are presented to provide an overview of the basic education sector; thirdly, current dynamics of disaster risk reduction (DRR) and updates on education response in Kachin and Rakhine States are reviewed to better understand recent developments and needs regarding comprehensive school safety; and lastly, a set of recommendations for stakeholders working in the education sector are outlined to help support.


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