Focused Sector(s): Disaster Preparedness and Risk Reduction, Livelihood
Project: Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation Programmes 2010
Date and duration: 2010 / 9 months
Location: Negros Oriental, Negros Occidental, Iloilo, Sarangani and Misamis Oriental
Beneficiaries: 16,400 persons from 24 communities


Problem(s):

  • At least 24 communities in the region were exposed and vulnerable to natural disasters

 

Intervention and Impact

  • Conducted community-based risk management orientation sessions to improve the local community‚Äôs ability to protect itself in the event of a disaster. The sessions:
    • Raised awareness on disaster issues
    • Taught skills including hazard-mapping, and conducted drills and training on the operation of early warning systems and other activities to help communities react effectively in the face of a disaster
  • Encouraged community-based Natural Resources Management and Security Communities to plant seedlings to reduce surface run-off on hill-slopes. This has promoted sustainable agricultural practices and led to livelihood and income diversification

 

Cost: S$121,000