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UNESCO: Experts identify 10 key actions for reducing disaster risk in Nepal’s education sector
Ten key actions to better prepare Nepal’s education sector for dealing with disasters have been identified by government representatives and development partners at the end of a two day workshop on 30 and 31 January 2012 in Kathmandu.

The actions relate to mainstreaming of disaster risk reduction (DRR) into education policy and planning, disaster risk reduction in teaching and learning, disaster risk management in schools and safe school buildings. All of them will help to strengthen educational planning, management and budgeting, agreed the workshop participants.

The event, initiated by UNESCO and organized in close cooperation with the Ministry of Education, UNICEF and Save the Children with support from Japan, was part of the activities of Nepal’s Education Cluster.

Experts from the Government, UNICEF, UNESCO, Save the Children, the Asian Development Bank and UNDP facilitated the discussions. Agenda items include…

MILF weak, incapable of waging war against govt – Misuari

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front cannot anymore engage the government in armed combat because of massive defection, Chairman Nur Misuari of the Moro National Liberation Front said on Friday.
Misuari claimed that thousands of combatants under the Islamic liberation front jumped to his group because of mistreatment and the leadership’s connivance with Malaysian government masquerading as peace broker.

“They have no capability to launch any war because their full force, including their mass base, is fewer than 5,000,” he told reporters during the weekly forum Balitaan sa Hotel Rembrandt in Quezon City.

Misuari said that the Moro Islamic Liberation Front under Murad Ebrahim is pushing “bogus pace talks” with the Aquino administration, using Malaysia as the broker despite supposedly common knowledge that Kuala Lumpur’s goal is to divert the attention of the Philippines from this issue.
Manila has been claiming Sabah, a part of Malaysia.

Misuari pointed to an Islamic liberation front comma…