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DRMIS Project Completes Resource Mobilization Trainings

Alex Lapiz of the Climate Change Commission

The DRMIS Project has concluded conducting the cluster workshop on financing and resource mobilization for DDR/CCA in three batches. The objectives of the 2-day trainings were threefold: to address the issues, needs, gaps, challenges faced by the partner LGUs, including recommendations, on how to increase the utilization of the LDRRMF; identify domestic and international sources of financing for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) - Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) projects for partner LGUs; and identify and formulate risk-based investment programs, projects and activities (PPAs) on DRR/CCA of partner LGUs using Climate and Disaster Risk Assessment (CDRA) methodology.

DRMIS Project Pushes for Capacity Building among LGUs on CDRA towards a More Effective DRRM Implementation

CDRA lecture session

Quezon City -- Only few of the Local Government Units (LGU) which were most vulnerable to climate-related disasters were Disaster Preparedness (DP) passers as of 2018. This came out as one of the highlights of the yearly Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) assessment of the DILG- Bureau of Local Government Supervision (BLGS). As a response, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), through a grant from the Agence Française de Dévelopement and the European Union, implemented the Disaster Risk Management and Institutional Strengthening (DRMIS) Project.

LGU Resilience Readiness Monitoring (LRRM) Framework Undergoes Field Testing

Workshop session

Quezon City -- Inputs from the different LGUs and DILG offices were sought to come up with enhanced LGU Resilience Readiness (LRR) Monitoring Framework to reflect the actual data from their respective areas through the conduct of the field testing. The Field Test of LGU Resilience Readiness (LRR) measures was a series of multi-pronged and multi-method verification activities designed to obtain actual data to test the internal validity of different indicators, and simulate local data collection environment using an offline data capture system.

DRMIS Project Crafts a Competency Development Plan for DRR CCA

Joel Lasam facilitating the discussion

Quezon City -- The implementation of the Disaster Risk Management and Institutional Strengthening (DRMIS) project paved the crafting of the Competency Development Plan (ComDP). This ComDP was developed to raise competencies of the LGUs to implement the Disaster Risk Reduction Climate Change Adaptation-related tasks. The ComDP was finalized after series of assessment and planning activities undertaken for the selected Outcome Group representatives, Local Government Operations Officers (LGOOs) and Focal Persons (FPs) from all Regional and Field Offices (ROs and FOs) earlier in May 2019.

Component Three Completes Project Briefings and Rapid DRRM Capacity Needs Appraisal

Component 3 Project Briefings and Rapid DRRM Capacity Needs Appraisal in Butuan

Butuan City – The DRMIS project completed on March 21,2019 its series of briefings and rapid DRRM capacity needs assessment of partner LGUs as part of the Component 3 activities with the last leg happening in Butuan City. This was for the Surigao del Sur pilot province. Attending this workshop were focal representatives representing the selected municipalities of Hinatuan, Lanuza, Carment, San Miguel, Cagwait and the component city of Tandag. These have all been pre-identified by the province.

Component One Holds Technical Briefing on Competency Assessment Results

Joel Lasam, Component One Leader, presents initial results

Mandaluyong City – The Component One of the DRMIS Project recently presented to the regional directors of DILG the results of the organizational analysis and initial findings on the competency assessments survey conducted. Also present during the briefing were the Assistant Regional Directors and key personnel of the Local Government Academy.

DILG Pilots New DRR-CCA Competency Assessment Tool

DILG Pilots New DRR-CCA Competency Assessment Tool

Angeles City — The the Bureau of Local Government Supervision of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG-BLGS) spurs its comprehensive move to address the seemingly unavoidable rise in global temperature and its adverse impacts on Philippine communities.

This happened as the Disaster Risk Management and Institutional Strengthening (DRMIS) Project braces up the DILG and local government units’ (LGU) performance management capacity on disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA).

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