“Not a single house was damaged because we prepared for the typhoon,” Romie Otacan, Barangay Captain of La Flora, Talacogon, Agusan del Sur proudly reported during the Tropical Storm Bopha joint assessment made by CARE Nederland, ACCORD, and Agri-Aqua Development Coalition–Mindanao (AADC).
What is the main natural hazard affecting the CAMANAVA area? How does tree-planting in the La Mesa Watershed address this concern? What are the other projects under the Partners for Resilience (PfR) Project that aim to strengthen the resilience of communities?
The shoreline along the east of Cagsao, a coastal village in Calabanga, Camarines Sur, is thickly covered with mangrove trees. At the other end is a 126-meter gabion wall, built by the community to serve as barrier during storm surges and to to stabilize the beach ridge.
Staying up late and waking up early is not new to me - I'm used to deadlines. That served me well this past “extended” summer. You see, UP just implemented a calendar shift, moving the start of classes to August. I chose to look for a job, a job that led me to community work. My first job.
Six years later, Saint Bernard, a fourth class municipality, has rebuilt itself as a model of resilience.They did so by building capacities in managing disasters through different risk reduction initiatives supported by different partners including ECHO, CARE Nederland, and ACCORD.
The European Union and the Municipality of Saint Bernard, in partnership with the Office of Senator Loren Legarda, CARE Nederland, and the German Development Cooperation is holding the National Conference for Effect Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation Practices on September 28 and 29, 2012.
Rotterdam, Netherlands - Climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction scholars and practitioners, policy makers and business people from all over the globe applauded the milestones of Barangay Potrero, Malabon City in integrated risk management during the biennial conference dubbed as Adaptation Futures 2016 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands on May 11 - 13, 2016.
Rotterdam, Netherlands - Change in government officials through election could be a major challenge for disaster risk reduction advocates as it threatens the sustainability of the communities’ gains in pursuing disaster resilience, according to Assistance and Cooperation for Community Resilience and Development, Incorporated (ACCORD) during Adaptation Futures 2016 on May 11, 2016 in Rotterdam, Netherlands.