"Throughout the training, the facilitators emphasized the importance of protecting human rights particularly during crises such as armed conflicts, displacement and disasters especially for vulnerable groups such as children and youth. The training also made me realize that community involvement is key to proper DRRM, as all stakeholders and sectors within the community need to be engaged to safeguard and protect the rights of children and youth." - Eunice Janolino, Project Development Officer for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Service (DRRMS) at the Department of
Three years this May from the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016, the ever growing call for localization of humanitarian response remains strong and alive in many different parts of the world. In the context of Asia, the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) with support from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) has addressed this call way back in August 2016.
Micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) must strengthen their resilience against disasters. This was the current theme of the 2019 National Summit on Strengthening MSME Disaster Resilience held at the Heritage Hotel Manila, Pasay City in Metro Manila, Philippines on July 18, 2019.
PHILPREP supports the convening of the first '2019 National Summit on Disaster Resilience' that focused on ensuring synergy among national and local development plans, and their coherence with international frameworks (such as SFDRR and SDGs).
PHILPREP members Ms. Loreine Dela Cruz (Executive Director of CDP), USEC. Ricardo Jalad (Administrator of OCD), and Mr. Rene Meily (President of PDRF) take the lead in signing the 2019 Timog Humanitarian Covenant.
The Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), in collaboration with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, launched the program in 2016 on 'Strengthening Capacity of Government, Local Humanitarian Organizations and the Private Sector on Preparedness for Emergency Response' in six Asian countries: Cambodia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka. Each country has completed a sample baseline survey of selected at-risk geographical areas with the goal of investigating the current context and engagement of government entities, the private sector, local NGOs / civil s
Study tour of the delegation from Government of Sri Lanka to Quezon city DRM council in Philippines.
The Asian Preparedness Partnership network implemented by Asian Disaster Preparedness Center works towards enhancing south-south learning and cooperation in South and South-East Asia. The South-South learning facility established through this collaborative partnership provides an exceptional opportunity to document, learn and build on the expertise available in the region and promote intercountry knowledge and experience sharing events for disaster resilience.
On 04 August 2018, ninety six newly elected members of the village youth council, participated in the Youth Leadership Forum of Disaster Risk Reduction and Management held at the Leyte Park Hotel in Tacloban City.
Signing of the Terms of Reference between partners in Philippines
One of the foremost activities implemented under the program was to undertake Baseline Assessment studies to map out the current status of the humanitarian ecosystem for managing disasters at the institutional, organizational and operational levels. The assessment studies have been carried out in all program countries to assess capacities, systems, and inter-agency coordination mechanisms of key stakeholders- Governments, International NGOs, local humanitarian organisations, academic institutions and civil society organizations working in disaster preparedness and emergency response.