The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF), with the support of the American people through U.S. Agency for International Development-Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (USAID-BHA), implemented a four-year project to build a stronger partnership between the Philippine government and the private sector, specifically on how the government can work together with companies before, during and after disasters. While the existing Republic Act 10121 (Philippine Disaster Management Act of 2010) clearly outlines the roles and responsibilities government agencies play in relation to disaster management, it currently does not have the same protocols spelled out for the private sector. Leveraging on the interoperability approach, PDRF will bring together businesses and the government in regular consultation meetings, multi-sectoral dialogues and forums to develop a DRR Roadmap and clear terms of reference for both parties. Translating this public-private partnership on the ground, the project targets to build capacities of communities, including families, their livelihoods, and micro, small and medium enterprises, to mitigate risks that hazards bring about, to prepare for disasters, and protect common critical assets that nurture the community and make it thrive.
The main intervention of this project is building the capacity of government agencies and private businesses to work together on reducing disaster risks and protecting common critical assets in the target communities. The overall goal is to strengthen partnerships and capacities in disaster risk reduction and management to build resilient communities and businesses.
Building on the experience in implementing the Project KoNeK, PDRF recognizes that it takes the collective effort of the national and local government, small and large businesses, civil society organizations, and communities down to the smallest unit of society, families who will share knowledge, expertise, technology and resources to fully carry out the implementation of DRRM towards becoming a resilient country. With a participatory and inclusive approach, the interventions in the project are aimed at building capacities of communities, private sector businesses and government agencies and units and strengthen collaborations to work together in mitigating and preparing for, responding to, and recovering from the impact of disasters.
Strengthening Community Resilience through the development of Barangay DRRM plans, strategies and policies
Establishing Continuity of Operations for local government units through Public Service Continuity
Establishing Public-Private Partnership in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management
United States Agency for International Development
Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation
Lungsod ng Quezon
Lungsod ng Makati
Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office - Quezon City
Disaster Risk Reduction and Management - Makati City
Center for Disaster Preparedness
Philippine Geographical Society
Department of National Defense