Ref N° 712

Study on the regulatory and operational frameworks related to the integral management of disaster risk (GIRD) in the Mexican education sector, including the analysis of the implementation capacity in schools in Chiapas, Guerrero, State of Mexico and Mexico City

Overall project value (EUR)
€ 109 073
Origin of funding
Proportion carried out by legal entity
Consortium members
Start date
July 2023
End date
March 2024
Number of staff provided
194 w/d

Detailed description of project Back

Mexico is vulnerable to the impact of natural threats of various kinds, such as hurricanes, tropical cyclones, storms, droughts and earthquakes. Vulnerability results from socio-economic conditions such as poverty and marginalization, environmental insecurity and weak and insufficient community and institutional response capacities.

Mexico is known internationally as a country that has made substantial progress in dealing with disasters. The National System of Civil Protection, established in 1986, has created institutions, financial schemes and has implemented policies aimed at creating regions and cities that are safer and more resilient to the impact of natural hazards such as earthquakes and socio-natural hazards such as floods. However, there is a significant lag in generating policies and processes to reduce risk in vulnerable populations such as children and adolescents and in key sectors such as education.

The general objective is to analyse the current state of implementation of the regulatory and operational frameworks on disaster risk management in the education sector in four priority states (Chiapas, Guerrero, State of Mexico and Mexico City), and then share with authorities and key actors, good practices and recommendations for strengthening educational communities in IDRM.

Type of services provided

  • Know the context and regulations (laws, policies, strategies, programs and public plans) at the federal level, state and municipal, as well as the international commitments to which Mexico has adhered, regarding the GIRD;
  • Analyse the capacity of educational communities to implement the GIRD, based on a sample of selected schools;
  • Identify bottlenecks, challenges and good practices on GIRD in schools;
  • Synthesize a set of good practices and recommendations for capacity-building and implementation of the GIRD in the education sector.

Main staff provided:

  • Team leader /Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management expert (94 w/d);
  • Expert in Education (68 w/d);
  • Local Expert (32 w/d).

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