We are thrilled to announce that Zenaida Delica-Willison, the visionary founding president of our organization, will be honored with the esteemed "Dangal Bantayog ng Katatagan" award at the 35th National Disaster Resilience Month Culminating Activity today, July 31, 2023! The award is given to outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions to disaster risk reduction in the Philippines.
Zenaida has dedicated over 40 years of her life to disaster risk reduction and management, becoming a trailblazer in the field of community-based disaster resilience. Her groundbreaking work has empowered communities across the Philippines, making them safer, more resilient, and more developed. Not only a national leader, but Zenaida's contributions have also impacted the global stage, collaborating with the United Nations to promote disaster risk reduction worldwide.
Here are some of Zenaida's most notable accomplishments:
Co-founded the Center for Disaster Preparedness (CDP), a leading organization in disaster risk reduction in the Philippines
Served as the director of the Citizen's Disaster Response Center (CDRC), a pioneer in community-based disaster risk reduction
Worked with the United Nations to promote disaster risk reduction at the international level
Received numerous awards for her work in disaster risk reduction, including the Mary Fran Myers Award and the Gawad KALASAG National Award
We are grateful for Zenaida's leadership and dedication to disaster risk reduction. She inspires us all, and we are proud to celebrate her achievements with this award. Let us come together to celebrate Zenaida's unparalleled dedication and leadership in disaster risk reduction! She truly embodies the spirit of resilience and compassion that we all aspire to.
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