A Toolkit for Mainstreaming Children's Education, Health, WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene), and Protection in Disaster Risk Reduction
The Center for Disaster Preparedness (CDP), Citizens’ Disaster Response Center (CDRC), Cordillera Disaster Response and Development Services (CORDIS), Philippine Geographical Society (PGS), Tarabang Para sa Bicol (TABI), and University of the Philippines Visayas Foundation, Incorporated (UPVFI) collaborated to come up with this easy-to-use toolkit. The non-government organizations mentioned are UNICEF partners that implement Child-Centered Disaster Risk Reduction Project in different target areas all over the Philippines. After over two years of series of workshops and trainings to share their expertise and good practices, coupled with and research and consultations with national government agencies and local government units that provided critical ideas to ensure that the toolkit’s content complements existing government policies and materials on child protection, local planning, and disaster risk reduction, CDP is thrilled to share to you the toolkit that will make mainstreaming children's rights and concerns to our local planning processes easier for any user from whichever stakeholder.
We'd like to express our deepest gratitude to the Bureau of Local Government Development (BLGD), Bureau of Local Government Supervision (BLGS), and National Barangay Operations Office (NBOO) under the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG); and Office of Civil Defense (OCD) under the Department of National Defense (DND). We'd also like to thank the local government units of Carles, Iloilo; Itogon, Benguet; Paracale, Camarines Norte; and Mapanas, Northern Samar that participated in the user’s training and validated the importance of mainstreaming children’s rights and concerns in their endeavors.