Resilience and DRRM

Resilience and DRRM

Over the past 15 years, natural and human-induced disasters have been increasing worldwide, causing a huge economic loss and, more importantly, of human life. At the core of those most affected by natural disasters are the poor and marginalized communities.

Disaster risk management and adaptation to climate change is a priority strategy of the Philippine Government to alleviate poverty and improve the quality of life of Filipinos, as stated in the Philippine Development Plan – PDP 2017-2022. However, the need to strengthen LGUs in the effective implementation of Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA), and to take concrete actions towards building resilience at the local level, still remains.

The Spanish Cooperation in the Philippines is continuously working with national and local authorities on initiatives to broaden the focus of disaster risk management: from that of response and recovery, to a more proactive approach with emphasis on prevention and mitigation and preparedness, strengthening community and local government capacities to develop community resilience. The purpose of these initiatives is to enhance local capacities to prevent, to prepare for, and to cope with the consequences of disasters.

Ongoing projects under Resilience and DRRM:

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)Strengthening capacities for 1000″ in community development and DRR
Department of Interior and Local Governement (DILG-LGA)Strengthening national and local capacities for Disaster Risk Reduction
Fundación CODESPA + Action Against Hunger (AAH)Promoting resilience in the face of disasters and adaptation to climate change to the most vulnerable.
Spanish Red Cross Strengthening resilience and gender equality of indigenous communities
Caritas Spain Increasing resiliency of vulnerable population and their livelihoods towards climate change in Mindanao
FRS Enhancing disaster response capacities of local governments and communities of vulnerable areas.
UNICEF Increasing Resilience of WASH in highly vulnerable areas in Mindanao with governance approach
Verde Zamboanga Climate Resiliency among Vulnerable Communities in Zamboanga City and Basilan