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Research + Publication

Browse through our recent research publications put together

by our Research, Knowledge Exchange, and Management Program

in close coordination with our project implementers, advocacy officers, training specialists, and development communication strategists.

Weaving Children’s Rights and Concerns i
VFL Philippine Report
Basic Training on Rights-Based Human
Kalakbay - Charting The Course Towards Resilience and Inclusion
MAVC Accountability in Disasters
Batang Handa, Batang Ligtas
Final and Terminal Report TA on Securing the ISF in MM - 30 October 2015 - FOR PRINTING
Final Research Report on Localization of Child Protection Mechanisms
Documentation of Good Practices_July 26, 2017
2Kahandaan Katatagan at Kaunlaran ng Komunidad_2nd ed Victoria & Luneta
Strengthening Resilience to Disasters Among Vulnerable Urban Poor Communities in Manila
Bayan ni Juan o  Pasan ni Juan_
Community Empowerment  and Local Synergy-  Laying the Foundations towards Sustainable Development
Unison in Diversity
Nurturing a Culture  of Resilience
CDP Case Stories_edited
Latest Publications

Weaving Children’s Rights and Concerns in Local Government Planning

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.

Views from the Frontline Pilot: Country Report for the Philippines

The Views from the Frontline (VFL) is a program initiated by the Global Network of Civil Society Organizations for Disaster Reduction (GNDR) beginning 2009 which enables local monitoring of DRR efforts vis-à-vis national and global DRR and climate change frameworks and policies. In 2018, the VFL pilot implementation specfically aims to strengthen the inclusion and collaboration between governments, at-risk people, and civil society in the design and implementation of policies and practices, thereby promoting an inclusive and people-centered approach to disaster risk management as advocated by the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) and other post-2015 development frameworks. 

Utilizing a mixed-method approach consisting of focus group discussions with vulnerable groups, interviews with representatives of local government units and civil society organizations, and random surveys with community members, the VFL program was able to gather the perceptions of 2,535 respondents on risks, their experiences with disasters, as well as the factors enabling and hindering their participation and inclusion in DRRM and community decision-making processes. 

The Center for Disaster Preparedness served as the National Coordinating Organization and worked with 5 civil society organizations across the Philippines to implement the project in 6 provinces, namely Cagayan, Rizal, Sorsogon, Biliran, Misamis Oriental and Lanao del Norte. 

Basic Training on Rights-Based Humanitarian Action and Protection | A Manual for Trainers

This document has been based on the Four Humanitarian Principles, Nine Humanitarian Standards Christian Aid Rapid Response Team - Humanitarian Orientation for Partners Empowerment (49CARRAT-HOPE) Trainer's Manual developed by Christian Aid (CA). 


Modifications have been made on this document to apply the lessons gained by the Consortium on Humanitarian Action and Protection (CHAP) from training activities conducted on field. 


CHAP is composed of Buklod Tao, Inc. (Buklod), Balay Rehabilitation Center (Balay), Center for Disaster Preparedness (CDP), and Camarines Norte Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO).

Kalakbay - Charting The Course Towards Resilience and Inclusion

This 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.

MAVC Accountability in Disasters

The Center for Disaster Preparedness, with the support of Making All Voices Count, has recently concluded a research that sought to explore what national and local government mechanisms, tools, and platforms were needed in order to support the accountability and transparency of government interventions during disaster response in the Philippines, specifically during the Typhoon Haiyan. Among those platforms examined were the Open BUB, Open Reconstruction, OPARR, and eMPATHY.


The research also looked at how the Accountability to Affected Population and Communication with Communities Technical Working Groups can be further enhanced and replicated both vertically – among all political levels of the government – and horizontally – across different agencies, sectors and institutions, – so as to ensure that accountability and transparency are observed principles during disaster response.

Good Practices in Disability Inclusion: A Collection of Experiences

A Collection of Experiences from People with Disabilities, Practitioners in Disability Inclusion, and Allies of the Sector in the Philippines


The Center for Disaster Preparedness have sought out stories from 8 partner organizations of CBM International coming from various regions in the Philippines. Unknown to many, most of the drivers of disability inclusion are persons with disabilities themselves—mobilizing their own community members and capacitating them to be included in dialogues, policies, community-based rehabilitation programs, and organizations that promote their rights. This publication is an opportunity to highlight the valuable contributions that have influenced disability inclusion in the Philippines today, and to recognize the commitment of various people and organizations in building the strength and resilience of persons with disabilities.

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