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COVID-19 and Children, Youth, and Schools


The Children, Youth, and Schools Working Group are creating a supportive and collaborative environment for research coordination to learn about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the effectiveness of COVID-19 response efforts, on the rights of children and youth. These rights include:

  1. Safety, Survival and Protection: especially health, WASH, child protection, psychosocial impacts and support;
  2. Development: educational continuity, differential impacts and outcomes of policy and programming, and home-based/distance learning outcomes;
  3. Participation: engagement of children and youth in risk reduction, safety and recovery

Working Group Leads

Lucille Anglès, Global Alliance for Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience in the Education Sector (GADRRRES), Brandi Gilbert, Community Science, Marla Petal, Save the Children, Briony Towers, RMIT University

Working Group Members

Alice Fothergill, University of Vermont
JC Gaillard, University of Auckland
Betheny Gross, University of Washington
Ilan Kelman, University College London
Loic Le De, University of Auckland
Kate McFarlane, Global Buildings Performance Network
Rebekah Paci-Green, Western Washington University
Lori Peek, Natural Hazards Center, University of Colorado Boulder
Vita Sanderson, Arup Group
Jennifer Tobin, Natural Hazards Center, University of Colorado Boulder
Ela Yasa, University of California San Diego

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