Reinforcing local government partnership and building resilience through the local DRR Plan: The Tearfund experience in the Philippines

Mary Joy Gonzales

Abstract


To strengthen the capacity of Cadiz City in addressing its exposure to natural hazards and climate change, Tearfund provided technical support for the development of a comprehensive, medium-term Local DRR-CCA plan. This is in adherence to the Republic Act 10121 or DRRM Act of the Philippines which mandates the local government units to  “Formulate and implement a comprehensive and integrated LDRRMP in accordance with the national, regional and provincial framework, and policies on disaster risk reduction in close coordination with the local councils (LDCs) (sec 6).”

The creation of the DRR-CCA plan also supports the four priority actions of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction: understanding disaster risk, strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk, investing in disaster risk reduction for resilience, enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response, and to “build back better” in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction.


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