Armenia

Armenia: Global Program for Safer Schools

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75% schools operating under capacity

90% schools built during the Soviet era and need seismic retrofitting

377 of 1,437+ schools currently identified for seismic retrofitting investment as part of the governments School Safety Improvement Programme (SSIP)

RECOMMENDATIONS

• Redefine the current School Safety Improvement Program to increase the impact and cover all schools by 2030.

• Conduct an assessment to determine how to reduce overcapacity and avoid retrofitting excess school buildings.

• Complete and combine multiple hazard mapping with school locations to identify exposure, and develop site planning guidelines as part of community masterplans.

• Develop rapid visual assessment methodology to capture key building and site characteristics to identify vulnerability.

• Develop guidelines and training for retrofitting existing schools.