OUR IMPACT TO COMMUNITIES
We make sure that the work we do creates ripples of significant change in the communities we work with. From trainings or capacity-development, to livelihood projects, to humanitarian response, CDP's rights-based development-oriented inclusive approach in carrying out its line of work ensures that impacts are beyond just the project goals, and objectives.
2021 Mid-year Report
Project implementation and community engagement are at the core of our strategy. We invest heavily in supporting the development of integrated solutions and delivering reliable tools to those who need them most. Discover more about our achievement this year so far.
The Power of Partnership: PhilPrep's Approach to Humanitarian Action
Exploring Disaster Resilience
Tambulig Flood Simulation Exercise
Batang Handa, Batang Ligtas
Tambulig Flood Simulation Exercise (Flood Drill)
CCAM - Climate Resiliency Field School (CrFS)
Katatagan at Kaunlaran ng Quinapondan
Laying the Groundwork for a Better Normal
A Compendium of Case Studies on Lessons, Practices, and Innovations amid the Covid-19 Pandemic Response
The DRR Community of Practice's compendium of case studies serves as an evidence from both CoP and co-collaborators in various networks on how they continued to find ways and means to make a difference and impact in the lives of the affected population and communities. Civil society organizations despite the difficult situation are not remiss in their role and responsibility to the most marginalized and vulnerable sections of the population at the grassroots level in most far-flung areas.
Ang Tanglaw na Hatid ng Damayan at Kumustahan: Coping and Dealing with the COVID-19 Pandemic through MHPSS (Center for Disaster Preparedness)
The SFDRR Priority Action 4 emphasizes enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response and to Build Back Better, which includes MHPSS. In this study, CDP draws from experience in undertaking MHPSS activities since the onslaught of the pandemic to highlight the critical need of ensuring that DRRM efforts such as MHPSS are institutionalized by incorporating them in the policy, plans, and programs involving all thematic areas.
A Case Study of Marawi IDPs Experiences During the Covid-19 Pandemic (Center for Emergency Aid, Rehabilitation, and Development, Inc.)
This study is all about the Marawi IDPs experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic. It aims to study discriminatory practices in which the IDPs are subjected to under conditions of COVID-19 pandemic and to provide opportunity for collective sharing of insights and experiences of IDP’s during the pandemic and to document the lessons, challenges and insights of pursuing IDPs meaningful participation in addressing discrimination in governments response to Covid-19.
DRRM Networking in the Midst of a Pandemic: The DRRNetPhils Experience (Disaster Risk Reduction Network Philippines)
This case study aims to explore the continuing work of the network to achieve its vision, mission and advocacy actions in the midst of a pandemic – how the changing practices and culture have provided challenges, constraints and opportunities the network readily adapted to in order to continue its work in DRRM.
Country-Level Dialogue: Moving Forward the Localization in the Philippines (Ecosystems Work for Essential Benefits, Inc.)
The objective for this case study is to promote and institutionalize the implementation of Grand Bargain commitments on localization and participation revolution at the country level. Moreover, this initiative aims to assist in creating a greater sense of momentum and provide the space to explore synergies and linkages with existing humanitarian coordination mechanisms and all stakeholders involved.
Sharing of Experiences, Learnings, and Innovation of Men, Women, and Youth from Muslim and Christian Communities in Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic (Lanao Aquatic and Marine Fisheries Center for Community Development, Inc.)
The case study is a product of a series of Consultations, FGDs and Learning sessions together with men, women, youth, and elderly who are coming from both Moslem and Christian communities where LAFCCOD, Inc. embarked its mission. It shows the effect, the learning, wisdom and some innovation as people in the community struggle to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
Project Ugnayan: A case study on PDRF’s urban poor community response early in the COVID-19 lockdown (Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation)
In response to the pandemic, Project Ugnayan, a multi-sectoral, collaborative effort spearheaded by the Ayala Group of companies with the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF), the private sector, local government units, and Caritas Manila, was organized. The project provided unconditional emergency cash assistance to economically vulnerable families in the Greater Manila Area to address food security needs of those affected by the first ECQ last 16 March to 16 June, 2020. The project’s key feature lies in its decision to use gift certificates as the medium of assistance and the selection of Caritas Manila as the distributing arm of the project. This study contributes to the body of literature on pandemic response directed at food insecurity in urban poor communities and showcases the role of the private sector in community engagement.
The Forgotten Disaster Survivors and their Environment are Victims (Ranaw Disaster Response and Rehabilitation Center)
The study aims to revisit the situation of disaster survivors of December 17, 2011 and to establish collaboration in order to alleviate and strengthen the united IDPs as a vehicle of continuous oversight for the benefits of their ranks.
Final Research Report on Localization of Child Protection Mechanisms
This research focuses on the localization of child protection mechanisms in urban communities in three cities in Metro Manila -- Quezon, Valenzuela, and San Juan. Based on the results, it was revealed that all of the children and youth’s rights are under threat, namely: survival, protection, development, and participation. In particular, the children and youth are most at-risk in the area of protection and survival rights. Among the themes that revolve around these issues include intergenerational poverty, neglect, abuse, and influence of vices among others.
Stories from the Ground
A Collection of Inspiring Stories of Resilience
This document shares the stories from the ground featuring the good practices, challenges, and lessons learned of Center for Disaster Preparedness’ partners in realizing safe, resilient, and developed communities. Specifically, the ‘voices’ of stakeholders from the government, civil society, and community are highlighted in this publication as evident in the following projects:
Strengthening Resilience to Disasters among Vulnerable Urban Poor Communities in Manila, Philippines (Partners: Plan International, Australian Aid)
Persons with Disabilities: Empowered, Engaged! (Partners: Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund, Germany's Relief Coalition)
Building Inclusive, Resilient Communities; Better Shared Risk Governance (Partner: Oxfam)
Disaster Risk Reduction through Education and Managing Barangay Integrated Goals in Basud and Paracale (Partner: UNICEF)
Stories from the Ground Part II
This document shares the stories from the ground
featuring the good practices, challenges, and lessons learned of
the Center for Disaster Preparedness' community programs, partners' and other DRRM actors' in realizing safe, resilient, and developed communities. Specifically, the 'voices' of stakeholders from the government, civil society, and community are highlighted in this publication.
Some of the case stories from CDP's past engagements include:
Promoting sustainability of child-centered community Based DRR through education, managing barangay intergrated goals and strenghtning of children and youth organizations
Engaging Children and Youth in Urban Community-Based Disaster Risk Management: Lessons from the cities of San Juan, Valenzuela and Quezon City, Philippines
CBDRM and the Practice of Sustainable and Resilient Agribusiness Development in Mercedes, Camarines Norte
National Humanitarian Stakeholders' Summit
Strengthening Preparedness Towards Coordinated Response
STORIES OF SUCCESS & RESILIENCE
Contains case stories from the major actors in the three sectors of Philippine Preparedness Partnership which consist of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) for the Government, the Center for Disaster Preparedness (CDP) for the Local Civil Society and Humanitarian Organizations, and Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) for the Private Sector
Effectiveness of the Incident Command System in Maintaining Unity of Command: THE CASE OF ASEAN 2017 OPERATIONS
Readiness is Preparedness: Driving Community Resilience in Balangiga
National MSME Resilience Core Group: PDRF Response Operations for the Magnitude 6.1 Earthquake in Porac, Pampanga
Batang Bida, Laging Handa
A compilation of good practices in child-centered disaster risk reduction and management of UNICEF partners in the Philippines
Disasters disproportionately impact children - worsening nutritional status, increased incidence of health issues, increased dropout rate, weakened protection mechanisms, and inadequate provision of basic social services are just some of the impacts of emergencies to children. Given the magnitude of potential impact, it is imperative to ensure that even during emergency situations, children’s rights are protected, and their well-being is a priority.
This document is based on the experiences of UNICEF’s partners in implementing the Child- Centered Disaster Risk Reduction Programme . It's a collection of good practices that have proven to be effective in ensuring children and youth participation, organizing communities for risk reduction, mainstreaming children’s concerns in development planning, working with local governments, and addressing specific risks of children. It also offers practicable lessons and recommendations on how each initiative can be implemented and replicated in the communities.
Case Story Collection
Stories of hope, optimism, and resilience amidst the COVID-19 pandemic
These stories narrate the remarkable stories of resilience and perseverance among healthcare workers and humanitarian actors who took part in the "Kamustahan sa Gitna ng Krisis" initiative organized by the Center for Disaster Preparedness through the support and mentorship of InTouch Community Services.
With anxiety and depression as the most common concern during the community lockdowns in 2020, these Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services sessions gave people relief from stress, let them discover their inner strength and resilient attributes, and provide them with self care activities.
Charting the Course Towards Resilience and Inclusion
This coffee table book provides vivid images of what it means to be a person with disability in the Philippines and discusses in detail the global, regional, and national policies that support and advocate for Disability-Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DiDRR). It also chronicles how the Center for Disaster Preparedness aspired to empower persons with disability through training and development, research, advocating for inclusive governance, collaboration and network-building, strengthening of emergency preparedness, and institutionalization of inclusion within its organization.
With its partnership with Arbeiter Samariter Bundt, Local Government Units of Lawaan, and Balangiga, Eastern Samar, Special and Differently Abled Persons of Lawaan (SDAPOL), and Disabled People’s Organization-Balangiga, CDP succeeded in its contribution in community resilience featured here in stories, visuals, dreams, and visions of a barrier-free society.