Disaster Risk Education in Public Schools (Jordania/Lebanon)

Project completed

The project takes a regional approach and is an ideal continuation of previous projects. While focusing on DRR in schools, it offers an avenue to explore community-based DRR. In addition, the project’s hazard mapping can serve as a basis for the prioritization of schools with regard to future activities such as retrofitting, for which there is interest from larger donors. In Lebanon, the United States Agency for International Development  will provide funds for the public education sector during a 5 year program which comprises the rehabilitation of public school buildings in the value of USD 33 million. Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation meets regularly and shares the scope of its work with other donors. The ongoing project for the rehabilitation and retrofitting of two public school structures in South Lebanon will serve as a model for the future restoration and rehabilitation of public schools in Lebanon.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Humanitarian Assistance & DRR
Material relief assistance
01.10.2010 - 30.06.2014
CHF 1'086'000
Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Humanitarian aid
Project partners Contract partner
United Nations Organization (UNO)
  • Schweizerisches Arbeiterhilfswerk
  • United Nations Children’s Fund

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   1'086'000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   905'738
Project phases

Phase 1 01.10.2010 - 30.06.2014   (Completed)