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OECD Initiative on Earthquake Safety in Schools


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OECD Tohoku School

The OECD Tohoku School was created in 2012. It is a joint effort by the Japanese Ministry for Education, Fukushima University and other local stakeholders, supported by the OECD, to help junior and high school students in the Tohoku area to overcome their losses through projects that both support the region’s recovery and help students develop valuable competencies and skills, including resilience for the future. For more information,

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Collaboration with Economic Co-operation Organisation (ECO)

The Wenchuan Earthquake, China, 12 May 2008

OECD Recommendation concerning Guidelines on Earthquake Safety in Schools (2005)

OECD and GeoHazards International Experts' Group Meeting on Earthquake Safety in Schools, 9-11 February 2004

Keeping Schools Safe in Earthquakes (OECD, 2004)

 Further reading

For more information, please contact Hannah von Ahlefeld, e-mail: or Katja Anger (




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