A Call to: Advocates for Resilient Mitigation Strategies (a Local Forum on Inclusive Advocacy in Disaster Risk-Reduction)

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Europe Aid Project is a joint initiative funded by the European Union and executed by the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) through the collective efforts of the Finnish Red Cross (FRC) and three PRC Partner National Societies (PNS): the German Red Cross (GRC), the Spanish Red Cross (SRC), and the Netherlands Red Cross (NLRC). Implemented in November 2013, the project aimed to establish a resilient disaster preparedness program in six (6) Philippine provinces following the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan.

The PRC – Caloocan Chapter launched its first staff training and planning in April 2014. In several months they had established a network of local partners for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) including Gender and Development, Disability and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) Organizations, operating in Caloocan. By July 2014, the Caloocan Chapter had selected and oriented its 145 Local Disseminators. Regional trainings were conducted with volunteers and Red Cross staff to assist with the dissemination of the project mission and methods.

Today, Europe Aid Project is proud to present the fruits of this three-year labor through a Local Forum: A Call to: Advocates for Resilient Mitigation Strategies. The project has established the minimum standards for disaster preparedness in fourteen (14) Caloocan barangays and is currently facilitating in developing their Barangay Disaster Management Plans. The success of this project reflects the potential for similar initiatives to be implemented effectively in other areas nationwide. Its panel of experts in both Disaster Risk Reduction and crisis management will be holding an open forum from various NGO’s to entertain queries about how various frameworks can be adjusted to suit the needs of other Philippine localities.

To know schedule of events, contact Janelle Lou O. Briones, Chapter Project Officer, at janellebriones@­gmail.com or 0908-7825786 for any questions.






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