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In Focus: Lorna P. Victoria, the "Mother of CBDRRM modules"

Ms. Lorna P. Victoria was born in the Philippines on August 17, 1953. She took up Sociology in college and afterwards she went to graduate school taking up Master of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning. She is a licensed Environmental Planner. She is a community based disaster risk management specialist having worked with the Citizens’ Disaster Response Center and the Center for Disaster Preparedness, two non-government organizations in the Philippines that are recognized for their pioneering work in community-based disaster risk reduction and management (CBDRRM). Her specialization is in training and instructional materials development. She has written several training manuals and also has

CDP, UNICEF develop child protection toolkit for LGUs

Together with United Nations International Children's Fund (UNICEF), the Center for Disaster Preparedness (CDP) is leading the development of a resource toolkit for "Mainstreaming Child Protection and Participation in Local Government" through a three-day writeshop being conducted at Brentwood Suites, Quezon City which started February 15. The development of a resource toolkit is expected to assist the local government units (LGUs) in improving their preparedness and response planning in the areas of children’s health, including nutrition and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), education, and safety during emergencies. Ms. Fatima Gay Molina, a CDP senior research associate who's part of th

Changing Perspectives, Changing Priorities

At 49, Mayor Rafael Asebias is a veteran and newbie in public service. As a former member of the judiciary, he has served in Municipal Circuit Trial Courts (MCTC) for many years, making him well-rounded in civil and penal laws. As a lawyer, he has defended many clients to attain and serve justice to their causes. But after his landslide victory last May, he has embraced another yet challenge in his public service career; this time, as the new local chief executive of Quinapondan. While LGUs spend their first 100 days on orientations and reorganizations, the newly-elected chief executive has delved into an equally important issue in the municipality: disaster risk reduction and management (DR

'Walang etsapuwera (sa DRRM)!'

SORSOGON - 35 participants coming from various sectors in the community, particularly women, youth, persons with disabilities, older persons, various organizations, the barangay council, and the municipal local government unit became participants in the Disability-Inclusive Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DI-CBDRRM) workshop held last January 23-27, 30-31, 2017 in Barangay Tughan, Municipality of Juban under the partnership project "CBM and Partners Capacity Development in Disability-Inclusive Disaster Risk Preparedness and Emergency Response". They were capacitated on the key concepts and processes of DI-CBDRRM. As a result, the participants were able to develop comm

CDP shares Indigenous Knowledge experience in Japan

The Center for Disaster Preparedness (CDP) served as one of the speakers in the International Working Group Session for the Preliminary Research on Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) Safeguarding and Disaster Risk Management in the Asia- Pacific Region last January 30- 31, 2017 at the Tokyo National Museum in Tokyo, Japan. It was organized by the International Research Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (IRCI) and was participated by heritage and disaster practitioners from Bangladesh, Fiji, Japan, Philippines and Vanuatu. Fatima Gay J. Molina, CDP’s Senior Research Associate, shared about “Integrating Local and Indigenous Knowledge in Disaster Risk Management

DRRNet: Increase disaster prevention and mitigation investments like Project NOAH

We, at Disaster Risk Reduction Network Philippines (DRRNet Philippines), strongly urge the Philippine government to increase investment in disaster prevention and mitigation through institutionalization of programs such as the Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards or Project NOAH. A few days ago, Executive Director Dr. Mahar Lagmay told the media that Project NOAH will cease its operations on February 28. He shared that his office has submitted a proposal for project extension but was disapproved. In a statement, Secretary Fortunato dela Peña of the Department of Science and Technology clarified that since Project NOAH has reached its targets and deliverables within the agreed project

 

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