Scale up, Build up

November 7, 2012

Scale Up, Build Up projects aims to support the implementation of the Disaster Risk Reduction Management Act (RA 10121) by improving access to information and increasing the institutional capacity of DRR stakeholders to increase resilience of high risk communities in the Philippines. The project builds on ECHO's numerous efforts in disaster preparedness and empowering vulnerable communities in the country. Form 01 June - 30 November 2013 (18 months) it is to be implemented across 6 regions in the Philippines namely Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Region II- Cagayan Valley, Region V- Bicol Region, Region VIII- Eastern Visayas, Region XIII- Soccskargen, and Region XIII- CARAGA.

Communities from these regions would be better equipped to handle recurrent disasters and better plan sustainable disaster preparedness and mitigation activities by working closely with their local government units, CSOs, and the education sector.
This will be achieved through the following key result areas:
1. Improved mainstreaming of inclusive CBDRR in local development planning process in the targeted areas.
2. Increased institutional capacity of DepEd to integrate inclusive CBDRR and roll out in formal education system and enhance preparedness of schools to manage disasters in the targeted areas.
3. Increased knowledge sharing of available DRR learning resources and advocacy tools.


Project details

Name of Project: Strengthening Local Alliances and Advocacy and Empowering Champions on Disaster Risk Reduction

Location: Benguet, Mountain Province, Isabela, Camarines Sur, Agusan del Sur
Start date of project: June 2012
End date of project: November 2013
Partners: CARE Nederland
Donor: European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department
Total project budget: EUR1,300,000
Beneficiaries: 56, 829 individuals