Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.
We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.
Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with c15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.
In just the past 15 years, the growth in research in DRR and education has been substantial (Ronan et al., 2016), thus there is now a strengthened empirical and theoretical foundation from which to make more substantial progress. This project aligns with building on progress to date through a project that can assist to solve important problems related to effectiveness and implementation and help to drive the development and delivery of effective, scalable, and sustainable C-CDRR and CSS programming.
Save the Children is currently developing a common approach to Comprehensive School Safety, and has been implementing a set of foundational tools, and a toolbox of CSS-related guidance and activities to support this work. Similarly, other GADRRRES partners are contributing to technical support for the Worldwide Initiative for Safe Schools.
Some of the approaches, methods and tools currently being used, and suggested for applications across different contexts are: