For more than 22 years now, CDP remains at the forefront as a resource center in community-based climate and disaster risk reduction and management (CB CDRRM). From its early beginnings in 1997 as the Disaster Resource Training Center carved out of the Training and Education Desk of the Citizens’ Disaster Response Center, CDP was registered as an independent institution with the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission on the 4th of January, 1999
The Center for Disaster Preparedness (CDP) is known in the Philippines and in the Asia-Pacific Region as one of the pioneers in the field of community-based disaster risk reduction and management (CBDRRM) and climate change adaptation (CCA).
We work with non-government organizations, people’s organization, communities, and government agencies at all levels to enhance their capacities in disaster prevention and mitigation, preparedness, emergency response, and rehabilitation and recovery.
We at the Center for Disaster Preparedness want to reach out to more communities and spread the message of resilience through capacity-development programs and projects in community-based climate and disaster risk reduction and management. We are raising funds and promoting awareness to instill culture of safety and disaster preparedness. Through advocacy in DRR policies, research and implementation of activities in DRR, our team works tirelessly each day with the same goals in mind: to help build safe, resilient, and developed communities in the Philippines one barangay at a time.