USAID Philippines, Asian Preparedness Partnership, Gates Foundation, and Asian Disaster Preparedness Center published a case study on private sector engagement in disaster management. PDRF was featured focusing on its investment in disaster resilience and active participation of the private sector in preparedness and recovery.

This report by the University of Tokyo’s International Law Training and Research Hub is written for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN-OHCHR) to highlight a few best human rights practices by non-governmental actors in responding to the COVID-19 situation.

This case study focuses on how the national government, local government units, and development co-operation providers have been engaging with private sector actors, and other non-state actors, to address the constraints they face and strengthen their resilience to the negative impacts of climate change. Making the private sector, especially MSMEs, resilient to external shocks has significant implications for economic growth in the Philippines, where 99% of the total registered business are MSMEs.

The CBi Guidance Note explains how conflict sensitivity is relevant to private sector disaster management. It provides an overview of the concept and lists recommended actions for business networks to consider as they design and implement various interventions before, during, and after crises.

Working in a post‐disaster scenario in the Province of Leyte, the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation designed an early recovery program with national government agencies, local government units, and international NGOs—leveraging the capabilities of each organization in support of micro and small enterprises and the normalization of the local supply chain.

In the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, a majority of the designated evacuation centers (mostly in the form of school buildings or public gymnasiums) were severely damaged. In the drive to build back better and safer, the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation and its partners aimed to build safer and more structurally sound, dual‐purpose evacuation centers that are hazard‐adaptive and sensitive to the needs of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), women, and children.

In the last five years, there has been a push for more concrete implementation of localization commitments at country level. This report, prepared by the Alliance for Empowering Partnership, ECOWEB, OXFAM, and UN OCHA, presents key findings of the country-level dialogue carried out in the Philippines between February and July 2021 and aims to serve as a localization blueprint,
a plan of action, with concrete recommendations to be taken forward by various stakeholders.

PDRF supported this initiative by convening our network for the focused group discussion to identify the role of the private sector in the context of localization.

This report of the High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement to the UN Secretary-General contains summary of findings and recommendations on how to better respond to internal displacement, in particular where it is protracted, and achieve Government-led durable solutions to internal displacement.

This report reflects the two main preoccupations that drove the UN SG’s High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement’s work. First, internal displacement has largely dropped off the international agenda over the past decade. Despite commitments to ‘leave no one behind’ as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, internally displaced persons (IDPs) are often invisible and marginalized at national, regional, and international levels. Second, business as usual is patently not acceptable. Concrete and measurable improvements in prevention, response and solutions to internal displacement must be achieved.