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Roles and responsibilities Implementing actor: Development actor, local government, community organisation. Financial administration, overall coordination, project implementation, monitoring of progress. Local government: Local departments or offices of education, building and housing, civil protection, health and safety, human resources and public works. Administrative support, identification and selection of communities with school needs, legal oversight. School management committee: Representatives of school staff or local education unit, parent-teacher association, community leaders, civil society organisations, financers, elected leaders and local emergency response authorities. Major decision-making at the local level, including mobilisation of local tradespeople and labourers, engagement of public in the process and coordination in project implementation. Local resource persons: Local chapters or offices of engineering associations, NG Os, Red Cross and Red Crescent societies, training institutes, builders associations and building craft guilds. Professional input to construction activities, training of skilled labour, community orientation, public education. External experts: Hazard specialists, engineers, educators, development workers and other specialists. Inputs on hazard assessment, design, and other technical work. SECTION III: MOBILISATION Stakeholders in safer school construction Community members gather for a meeting outside a school for girls in the village of Jagori, Pakistan. Photo: Joe Lapp/CRS. 40