With our mission always in mind, we conduct courses, trainings, and workshops on Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation, Emergency Response, Risk Assessment (Hazard, Capacity and Vulnerability Assessment), Early Warning Systems including Development of Simulation Drills, DRRM Planning and Contingency Planning, Child-centred DRRM, Training Management, Project Development Monitoring, Inclusive DRRM, Local and Indigenous Knowledge, Climate Change Adaptation; and Evaluation in Disaster Situations, Emergency Health, Gender Considerations in Disasters, Evacuation Center Management, Organizational Development, and Disaster Response Organizations. It also engages in conducting study tour and other learning events relating to the aforesaid themes to replicate the good practices and promote a culture of safety and preparedness towards resiliency.

May 24, 2018

A regional resource center in community-based disaster risk reduction and management, the Center for Disaster Preparedness (CDP) has again been involved in providing some valid insights on DRRM knowledge and skill sets to the Govt. of Bihar, India in corporation with the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) for their current program, “Strengthening Institutional Leadership Capacity for Disaster Preparedness and Emergency...

September 26, 2017

The Center for Disaster Preparedness (CDP), together with the Global Network of Civil Society Organizations for Disaster Reduction (GNDR) organized the Evaluation Framework Design Workshop, the first activity under the project ‘Institutionalizing Sustainable Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM)’ at Novotel Manila, Philippines last September 20- 22, 2017. The aforesaid project was supported by Office of Foreign Disa...

September 13, 2017

Marc Arvin Gestiada was on time on an early Sunday morning in the barangay hall of Dalnac, Paracale, Camarines Norte. Marc is 18 years old, and the president of the local youth organization, Thunders.

Aldrean Garchitorena, on the other hand, is the group's vice-president. Their members have gathered to attend a training on basic life support, provided by the Center for Disaster Preparedness (CDP), in collaboration wi...

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The program that spearheads the conduct of training and capacity development with themes on DRRM and CCA at all levels.  Through provision of trainings, the core competency of the organization, the program is able to promote CDP’s vision, mission and goals. In particular, the TCD program has the following roles and responsibilities:

Provides direction and guidance to training & capacity development in line with Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) for different sectors

Develops and enhances modules, training and information, education and communication (IEC) materials on DRRM and CCA in partnership with other programs for CDP and other partners and projects

Customizes Training of Trainers (ToTs) in response to the needs of requesting partners

Provides technical assistance in the conduct of drills and simulation exercises for various hazards

Documents and disseminates good practices in conducting training and capacity development relating to DRRM and CCA

Engages in knowledge sharing and generation out of experience with partner communities

Engages in continuing study and research for enhancement & enrichment of training and capacity development initiatives

Leads the organizing of learning visit/ study tour for international and local partners


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