Knowledge Note

Natural disasters, such as cyclones and floods, have caused a disruption to education in Mozambique for decades. Aggravated by the effects of climate change, they also result in significant economic and social costs. As a result, the Ministry of Education has made great strides to ensure that Mozambique’s schools are able to withstand large-scale damage by promoting the construction of safer buildings. The Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) provided financial and technical assistance alongside the World Bank, UN-Habitat, and the Faculty of Architecture and Physical Planning (UEM-FAPF) at Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo, to support the government’s efforts to develop school safety guidelines for classroom facilities across the country.

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