Post Disaster Needs Assessment Training
The Republic Act (RA) 10121 is the overall legal framework that provides a holistic and comprehensive approach to disaster resiliency. It was signed into law on May 10, 2010, which led to the government’s paradigm shift from reactive disaster response and coordination to a proactive stance in DRRM. Specifically, the paradigm shift gave birth to Disaster Rehabilitation and Recovery as a thematic area. The goal of Disaster Rehabilitation and Recovery is to restore and improve the facilities, livelihoods, living conditions, and organizational capacities of the affected communities, and reduce disaster risks in accordance with the “build back better” principle.
To ensure an efficient, effective, and well-organized Disaster Rehabilitation and Recovery, the Philippine government begins by conducting an aggregate but detailed assessment of the disaster impacts and identifying the critical needs of the affected sectors. Such a strategy is particularly achieved through the Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA). PDNA is defined as a multi-sectoral and multidisciplinary structured approach for assessing disaster impacts and prioritizing recovery and reconstruction needs. The assessment is led and undertaken by the government in collaboration with international development partners and even the private sector. To learn more about the overall PDNA process, the course design for the conduct of PDNA training is hereby prepared.
At the end of the training, the participants will be able to obtain the knowledge, skills, and attitude required in the overall conduct of PDNA as fundamental for the implementation of disaster rehabilitation and recovery.
Organizer - Office of Civil Defense and PhilPrep
Time Zone - Philippines