Last Monday, Nov, 15, 2021, Dr. Emma Porio, Project Leader and Principal Investigator of the Coastal Cities at Risk in the Philippines: Investing in Climate and Disaster Resilience (CCARPH), presented the CCARPH Resilience Toolkit before the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC). As a result, the NDRRMC adopted the CCARPH Resilience Toolkit for use by all members, including, and especially, the local government units (LGUs) of the country.
The CCARPH Resilience Toolkit will provide science-based support to all local disaster risk reduction and management officers (LDRRMOs) in conducting climate and disaster risk assessments (CDRA) of their cities and municipalities. The CDRA process is vital in updating the Local Climate Adaptation Plans (LCAP), City Land Use Plan (CLUP), and the Annual Investment Plan (AIP). This will facilitate local chief executives in having risk-informed and resilience-driven planning and development investments in their localities. DILG Undersecretary Nestor Quinsay, chaired the meeting on behalf of DILG Secretary Eduardo Ano (NDRRMC Vice-Chair, Disaster Preparedness), with support from the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Administrator and NDRRMC Executive Director Ricardo B. Jalad. OCD Director Tecson John Lim facilitated the inclusion of the CCARPH Resilience Toolkit in the Council Agenda.
The NDRRMC is a working group of various government, non-government, and civil society organizations (CSOs) of the government, established by Republic Act of 2010 (DRRM Law). It is also the country’s focal point for the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER) and many related commitments.
The CCARPH Resilience Toolkit may be found at https://resiliencetoolkit.ph/