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  • September 2009 Volume 1 Number 1 The CBDRM Training and Learning Circle is a net- work of trainers, training institutions, universities The CBDRM and practitioners that re-examines, strengthens Training and Learning and facilitates the crucial interface between train- Circle (TLC) exists to ing, education and learning for community based facilitate and strengthen the crucial interface disaster risk management (CBDRM). between training and education for Community The TLC responds to the ongoing In the Philippines, this initiative is demand for evidence-based, context- taken up by the Center for Disas- Based Disaster Risk specific, up-to-date and applied ter Preparedness while the All India Management (CBDRM) CBDRM resources/tools for train- Disaster Mitigation Institute orga- ing, education and learning in Asia. nizes the TLC in India. The CBDRM in the Philippines through TLC is supported by the Asian Di- This initiative is initially taken up in saster Preparedness Center, Special an ongoing knowledge the Philippines and |ndia through Unit of South-South Cooperation in exchange cycle among South-South knowledge and solution UNDP and the ProVention Consor- exchanges with focus on systemic tium. practitioners, gaps in training, education and learn- Within 2008 - 2009, the TLC Phil- community-based ing to benefit from across a wide ippines works for and strengthens its cross section of sectors. TLC activi- functionality, the publication of a gen- organizations, training ties include promoting knowledge der-sensitive knowledge product, and institutions and exchange and networking among the institutionalization of CBDRR trainers, training institutions, educa- curriculum and programs in univer- universities across tors and practitioners. sities and training institutions. the country.
  • 2 The Launch of CBDRM-TLC learner-centered training and SSC in UNDP Regional Center education. Consistent with Bangkok, representatives from CBDRM approaches, the train- UNDP in the Philippines, Sri ers are valued as important re- Lanka, Indonesia, and India sources in facilitating continu- worked alongside participants ing education and learning from Philippine communities, within TLC Network The De- people’s organizations, non-gov- cember 14, 2007 TLC Network ernment organizations, national launch on December 14, 2007 and local governments, the aca- benefitted from the inputs and deme and scientific community process of a workshop and for the whole day activities to training on Organizational Net- guide the operations of the work Analysis from Decem- CBDRR TLC-Philippines. Work- ber 11 – 14 supported by the shops captured participants’ in- Capacity for Disaster Reduc- puts on the value of having the tion Initiative (CADRI) to re- TLC, how to keep the support fine a common vision and strat- network vibrant, as well the egy for the TLC in the Philip- strengths and resources partici- The CBDRM Training and der loving care” to trainers and pines, India and possibly in In- pants are willing to contribute Learning Circle in the Philip- service providers who are ex- donesia and Sri Lanka. to the TLC implementation. A pines was established in Decem- pected to be knowledgeable in total of 72 participants from 40 ber 2007 in Manila as a sup- basic and emerging themes in Aside from the AIDMI, ADPC, organizations participated in the port network , providing “ten- CBDRM and participatory and ProVention Consortium, SU- whole-day launch programme. Highlights: Interactive Learning Events and Fora ++ The Forum on Tales of event very relevant. One partici- tian Aid. comments to the presenters Disasters was held on April pant commented that he and reactors. It was expressed ++ The forum “Conversations 2008, ans was attended by 20 learned that risk assessment can that the University of the Phil- on Opportunities and Chal- participants. Mr. Johnie McGlade, effectively be done with groups lenges on Disaster Research and ippines as the premiere state founder of No Strings presented of women, men, children. An- university should set up a Di- Studies in Colleges and Univer- the puppet films developed in other highlighted the similarity saster Research Center and sities in the Philippines was Indonesia which help children of the risk maps prepared to the jointly sponsored by the pursue the DRM course in its and communities learn and dis- maps they do with journalists on academic curriculum and pro- CBDRM TLC-Phils, College of cuss safety measures to take in possible stories in the commu- gram. Social Work and Community natural hazards and disaster nity. All found that the tech- Development – University of ++ The forum "Conversations situations as well as in peace niques in risk assessment and the Philippines, Christian Aid on Opportunities and Chal- education. The participants, action planning can be combined Building Disaster Resilient Com- lenges in Disaster Research and particularly the children and to further enrich what they are munities, PAEPI-NCR, and Studies in the Philippines Part 2: youth of Buklod ng Kabataan currently doing. UNICEF Education Cluster was Focus on Climate Change, Di- from San Mateo Rizal, com- ++ Upon finding out that the held on August 8. Seventy-eight saster Risk Reduction and mented how the puppet films Disaster Risk Management Bill (78) participants -- professors, Children’s Participation" was made for Indonesia audiences (DRM Bill) is again being taken students, ( mostly from the Uni- held on Sept 29. The forum fea- can be useful in the Philippine up in the legislative body of the versity of the Philippines but also tured Dr. Thomas Tanner of the context. Philippines, CBDRM TLC-Phil from other schools), NGO Institute of Development Stud- ++ The Second Interactive decided to host the kick-off workers, community members ies in the University of Sussex Learning Event was held in May meeting of Philippine NGOs for -- interacted with each other in who discussed their DRR, Cli- 2008 attended by 14 partici- advocacy and lobby work on the lively discussions. The key pre- mate Change and Children’s Par- pants from 9 organizations. DRM Bill as its June 2008 inter- senters were Prof. Greg Bankoff ticipation research with Plan In- Grace Molina shared on Town active learning event.Aside from who has written mainly books ternational and Prof. Ma. Rosario Watching tool in participatory preparatory work in bringing and articles on the Philippines Wood, Chair of the Science Risk Assessment and Action the NGOs and resource per- and currently with the Hull Uni- Department of Miriam College Planning, based on what she sons together, the CBDRM TLC versity Department of Modern who presented the results of the learned from her training at the facilitated the whole-day meet- History and Prof. JC Gaillard, research of the Philippine Net- Asian Disaster Reduction Cen- ing, provided reference materi- Visiting Professor College at the work on Climate Change “Map- ter and application in San Mateo, als on the DRM Bill and Hyogo College of Geography, Univer- ping of Climate Change Initia- Rizal as part of her research Framework for Action (HFA) sity of the Philippnes. Welcome tives and Assessment of Stake- with youth and children in DRR. and Strategic National Action was done by CWCD Dean holders Capacity, Needs, Gaps Then, Mayfourth Luneta shared Plan (SNAP). 31 participants at- Amryllis Torres while Dr. Mel & Barriers”. the use of Participatory GIS tended this activity and to con- Luna of the CSWCD, Dr. learned during training work- tinue on with the advocacy and Marqueza Reyes, Course Direc- ++ The Forum on Disaster Risk shop organized by Trocaire in In- lobby work, the DRRNetPhil, an tor, WBI-NDCC-EMI Natural Reduction and Community De- donesia, the Child-oriented Par- umbrella network of represen- Disaster Risk Management Glo- velopment held on February 17, ticipatory Risk Assessment and tatives of local and international bal Distance Learning Program 2009 was co-sponsored with the PROMISE Philippine Project NGOs was formed. The event were reactors. Participants sit- the Department of Community in Dagupan City.The participants was held also through the sup- ting in round tables then had dis- Development, College of Social found the sharing and learning port of World Vision and Chris- cussions and fired questions and Work and Community Devel-
  • 3 opment as part of the its cel- Congress for the passage of the ebration of Department Week. DRM bill has never reached its TLC presented on “Institution- current level. Committee Hear- alizing (CB)DRM In Higher Edu- ings and Technical Group Work cation and Traning Institutions has already been finished in both Curriculum and Programs”. Senate and House of Represen- tatives. Even if the DRM Bill was ++ Public Forum on Disaster not passed within the target and Climate Change: More date of June 2009, it is still pos- Women at Risk on 11 March sible to work for its passage up 2009 sponsored by Sarilaya and to end of 2010. PKKK (women’s groups) with World March of Women ++ Part 3 - Conversations on (WMW) and CBDRM Training Opportunities and Challenges in and Learning Circle – Phils. and Disaster Studies and Research the City Government of in the Philippines – Forum with Quezon City. Aside from pre- the ProVention Consortium Research and Action for DRR Tugon sa Hamon! senting the Dagupan City CBDRM experience, with par- Research Grantees Round 3 on ticular focus on women’s partici- March 25, 2009. Featured were pation in CBDRM and climate 5 young professionals who were A Stakeholders’ Consultation on change adaptation activities be- recipient of the ProVention Re- Disaster Risk Reduction ing implemented by the city gov- search Grants on Disaster Risk ernment and communities, the Reduction Research and Action CBDRM TLC-Phils. gave out – Round 3, including Grace copies of the report of the Sec- Molina of CDP on her research “Tugon sa Hamon! A Stakeholders’ Consultation on Disaster ond National Conference of "Children and Youth Mobiliza- tion to Offset Vulnerabilities for Risk Reduction” was convened last September 2-3, 2009 at the Communities on CBDRM held Institute of Social Order Complex of the Ateneo de Manila University in September 2008 and the Phil- Empowerment". by the Disaster Risk Reduction Network Philippines (DRRNetPhils) as ippine government’s Strategic ++ CBDRM TLC-Philippines co- it marked its second year of consolidating efforts and working to- National Action Plan. organized the Global Develop- gether for the passage of a Disaster Risk Reduction and Management ++ Back-to-back activity: Views ment Learning Network Session Act. from the Front Line: Local Level 5 on CBDRM on June 26, 2009 Monitoring of Progress of HFA using video conferencing modal- A General Assembly took place on Day One wherein partner organi- Implementation and CBDRM ity with Beijing, Tokyo, Vietnam, zations from communities were provided updates by Atty. Eunice Sano, TLC-Philippines update on its Laos and Philippines. Arranged legal counsel of the network, on the status of the network’s advocacy activities on 29 April 2009 at the with World Bank that the CBDRM TLC- Philippines make efforts in the 14th Congress, followed by a workshop to finalize orga- Sulo Hotel, Quezon City. Aside nizational plans. from Manila based communities, a brief presentation on Over- NGOs, government personnel, view of CBDRM in the Philip- pines and for local government The Forum on Day Two was an opportunity for partners to share a few representatives coming from Pampanga, Bicol, Iloilo, and partner to share Dagupan City’s their initiatives in local development planning, documentation and rep- Mindanao participated to vali- Experiences and Practice in lication efforts of good practices on community-based disaster risk date the results of the Views CBDRM through project management. Gen. Glenn Rabonza, administrator of Office of Civil from the Frontline surveys at PROMISE with the UDRM- Defense (OCD), and Executive Officer of NDCC, reported on the the local level. ADPC and the Center for Di- Resolutions passed in the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction saster Preparedness.Thirty-four in Geneva. Ms. Malu Cagay of the Center for Disaster Preparedness ++ Participation in the first year (34) participants coming from (CDP) presented the outputs of the Views from the Frontline, a survey assessment and planning meet- the government, NGOs, and on the implementation of the action points based on the Hyogo Frame- ing of the DRRNetPhils, a civil communities actively interacted work of Action. Mr. Baltazar Tribunalo, Jr. of Plan International gave the society network engaged in ad- with and answered questions views of children and young people. vocacy and lobby work for a regarding CBDRM in the Phil- progressive DRM Bill with com- ippines such as differences be- munity and CSO involvement.A An appeal to legislators to pass the DRRM Bill was presented in a five- tween working with rural and minute video, drawing attention to the fact that the Philippines’ vulner- meeting on June 2008 which urban communities, role of the initiated the DRRNetPhils was ability to disasters has increased immensely through the years, result- private sector and planners, and ing in loss of lives and livelihood, destruction of properties, infrastruc- convened by CBDRM TLC. June link between climate change and 15, 2009 is one year after CSOs ture and the environment despite the government’s calls and programs DRR, among others. committed to pursue advocacy for zero casualty. and lobby work for the DRM ++ In July 2009 as a contribu- Bill together with promotion tion to Disaster Consciousness To this Congressman “TG” Guingona III, representative from 2nd Dis- and involvement in the Strate- Month, a CBDRM Orientation trict, Bukidnon and head,Technical Working Group, Consolidated DRRM gic National Action Plan of the for students of the Philippine Bill, Committee on National Defense and Security gave his tugon sa Philippine Government to Normal University, a primary hamon (response to the challenge) -- the assurance that, as the chair implement its commitments to teacher education university, in of the Technical Working Group, he will seek the help of his colleagues the Hyogo Framework for Ac- coordination with their Na- at the House of Representatives to fast-track its passage. tion.The results of the advocacy tional Service Training Program and lobby work in the 14th was conducted.
  • Left: 2nd Interactive 4 Learning Event with focus on Participatory Risk Assessment and Action Planning Right: kick-off meeting of Philippine NGOs for advocacy and lobby work on the DRM Bill Left: 5th Disaster Manage- ment Practitioners Workshop in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Aside from discussing the CBDRM TLC briefly in 2 presentations, a poster of the CBDRM TLC was exhibited and bro- chures given out. Right: Participants of the Forum on Tales of Disasters Left: Views from the Front Line: Local Level Monitoring of Progress of HFA Implementation Right: Dr. Thomas Tanner at the forum "Conversations on Opportunities and Challenges in Disaster Research and Studies in the Philippines Part 2: Focus on Climate Change, Disaster Risk Reduction and Children’s Participation" The 2nd National Community Conference on CBDRM Phils. Over 100 participants and up early warning and evacuation the local and community community partners attended. It systems. Sustainability of disas- levels.During the second day of was a venue for communities to ter risk management projects, the Conference a Press Confer- share experiences, articulate po- lack of funds, and lack of local ence from selected Participants sitions, provide inputs and rec- government support were some was held to discuss gains and ommendations on current disas- challenges noted by participants. challenges in CBDRM especially ter risk management related For human-induced hazards (e.g. related to human-induced haz- programs and activities, the mining, pollution) and disasters ards (mining, armed conflict). Conference was attended by (such as armed conflict), consis- The Press Conference was over a hundred participants tency and implementation of picked up by the media. Many of The 2nd National Community from communities, people’s or- laws within the DRM framework the participants registered with Conference on CBDRM was ganizations, barangays and part- and community advocacy and the CBDRM TLC-Phils while held on September 12-13, 2008 ners from NGOs, local govern- actions for vulnerability reduc- calling for continuation of com- and was convened by 11 com- ment units, donors, and media. tion, environmental manage- munities working together and munity organizations. The back ment, upholding justice, social supporting each other in DRM. to back Writeshop was held on From the sharing and discus- development and peace building 13-14 September and was sup- sions on current CBDRM prac- were emphasized. ported by the CBDRM TLC- tices and experiences, Confer- Phils, Christian Aid Building Di- ence participants highlighted The conference called for sus- saster Resilient Communities gains in community disaster pre- tained training and education on Learning Circle and DRRNet paredness, particularly in setting disaster risk reduction, ecially at
  • 5 Institutionalizing DRR in Training Institutions and Universities At the end of 2008, the CBDRM-TLC Phils has involved several universi- ties, colleges and training institutions in integrating DRR in the academic curriculum and programs through the help of professors or personnel involved in DRM. These institutions include: Universities and Colleges • University of the Philippines College of Social Work and Community Development; Department of Geography, College of Arts and Letters; School of Urban and Regional Planning • Camarines School State Agricultural College • Ateneo School of Governance Case Studies • La Salle Institute of Governance on Institutionalizing DRM in higher education and training institutions in Training Institutions • Earthquake Megacities Initiative (for Distance Learning on DRM) the Philippines • Development Academy of the Philippines (for DRM and Gover- nance) • Center for Disaster Preparedness (various areas relevant to CBDRM) The CBDRM-TLC Philippines works for the institutionaliza- tion of DRM, particularly CBDRM, in the curriculum and pro- Community Extension Services grams of academic and training institutions. While there is head- • Philippine Association of Extension Implementors, Inc.- NCR way in integrating DRM in the curriculum of primary and sec- ondary education, much has still to be done at the tertiary One of the most recent activites of the CBDRM-TLC is arranging a level. partnership between CDP and the Camarines School State Agricultural College (CSSAC) to facilitate research and academic requirements of 2 Two case studies of higher learning institutions taking on DRM students of Dr. John Twigg of the University College of London. A Memo- has been published by the CBDRM TLC and a work group is randum of Agreement among the 3 institutions involved was made. One being formed to develop guidelines for institutionalizing CBDRM student is doing a research on land use and vulnerability while the other in universities and colleges in the Philippines. student is looking into community based early warning systems. CSSAC is the main partner for the students’ field research. The first case study published “Developing a Curriculum for a Ladderized Master in Disaster Risk Man¬agement Arrangements have also been made to develop a case study on CDP as Program: Case of the Camarines Sur State Agricultural a CBDRM training institution. Other training institutions which have been College, Bicol-Philippines” details the process undertaken influenced or which have partnered with CDP in CBDRM training will to have the first MS Program in DRM in the Philippines as well also be featured in the case study. as lessons learned by the Camarines Sur State Agricultural College to develop and sustain the Master in DRM in the Bicol Region as a response to challenges of repeated disaster expe- rience. The second case study “The Institutionalization of Disas- ter Risk Reduction in Community Development Edu- cation: The UP CSWCD Experience” is on the involve- ment of the College of Social Work and Community Develop- ment of the University of the Philippines in CBDRM through its field placement program and integration of 2 new courses on CBDRM and Rebuilding Displaced Communities in its revised Dr. Mel Luna presented on the research study "Impacts of Disasters Master in Community Development. on the Education Sector" at the Forum on Disaster Risk Manage- ment and Education held last 17 February 2009 at the UP CSWCD as The case studies will be used in drawing guidelines and lessons part of College Week activities. in institutionalizing disaster risk management in universities and training institutes and can be browsed at http://www.cdp.org.ph Ms. Lorna Victoria also presented on “Institutionalizing (CB)DRM In Higher Education and Traning Institutions Curriculum and Programs” on behalf of the CBDRM TLC and the Center for Disaster Preparedness. Mr. Ems Torrente, formerly of the National Economic Development Authority and now a private consultant and a graduate of CSWCD also made a presentation.
  • 6 Design and Development of a Gender Sensitive Knowledge Product The CBDRM–TLC Philippines conducted a quick review of existing CBDRM-related training materials to determine the focus of the knowledge product which it will de- veloped within 2008 – 2009. To address the identified gaps, a Writeshop on Addressing CBDRM gaps in the Philippines was conducted on 10-11 Sep- tember 2008, involving 47 participants from NGOs, people’s organizations, communities, national government agencies, local govern- ment units, and the academe in collective study and design of the knowledge prod- ucts. The Writeshop involved presentations and discussions on the fol- Above: Participants of the Writeshop lowing gaps and emerging relevant themes in CBDRM in the Phil- ippines: Below: CBDRM TLC presents on CBDRM and Gender during the Seminar of Gender and Disaster Risk Management organized by the • Gender and CBDRM Camarines School State Agricultural College on March 25, 2008 • Accountability and ethics in CBDRM • Climate change and CBDRM • CBDRM/Community resilience indicators, monitoring & evaluation Even as CBDRM for Local Authorities was identified as a gap, this was not included in the Writeshop since there are already some manuals in progress to address this. Peace Building and DRM and Institutionalizing DRM/CBDRM in Tertiary Education were also topics included in the Writeshop. In the end, the consensus was first to develop the Gender and CBDRM training package even as working groups were formed on the other themes. The complete report of the writeshop can be found at the CDP website. Training Manual on integrating gender in CBDRM Drafting the Gender-Sensitive CBDRM Knowledge Product The training manual on Integrating Gender in CBDRM is currently under develop- ment. Some of the resources used include additional case studies which served as references on experiences and challenges in gender-sensitive emergency responses and preparedness activities in Infanta and conflict-areas in Mindanao. Materials from the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women have been reviewed. New materials on Gender and DRR from the UNISDR Global Platform in Geneva in June 2009 have been gathered. Acting on feedback during the Strategic Planning Work- shop in Bangkok, CBDRM TLC-Philippines is working on focusing and simplifying the training package on CBDRM and Gender.
  • 7 Featured Information Products Pagsasanay sa Disaster Preparedness at Contingency Planning The ACCORD Project funded by Dipecho (Strengthening Assets and Capacities of Communities and Local Governments for Resil- ience to Disasters) of CARE and the Corporate Network for Disaster Response (CNDR) has allowed the CBDRM TLC to fea- ture its 4-volume disaster preparedness manual in Filipino (Pagsasanay sa Disaster Preparedness at Contingency Planning) in the CDP website as well as to include in the CD on references for CBDRM training in the Philippines. The training manual is com- posed of four modules that were based on the experiences of communities, schools, and the local government units under the project Strengthening Assets and Capacities of Communities and Local Governments for Resilience to Disasters (ACCORD). Hard and soft copies of this new training manual was provided to the CBDRM TLC and can be downloaded from the CDP website: http://www.cdp.org.ph/publications/pdpcp/ Visit the CBDRM-TLC online at the CDP website.You can down- load reports, CBDRM publications, join the forum, watch work- Forthcoming Activities shop videos, and register to join the CBDRM-TLC online. 1. Continuation of joint activities in CBDRM with communities, people's organizations and co-funding and partnership in CBDRM activities with other NGOs and the government. • Collaboration with other CBDRM stakeholders to revisit the Philippine Strategic Plan to Integrate CBDRM in Socio-Eco- nomic Development Processes and jointly implement and monitor its progress with the Office of Civil Defense-Na- tional Disaster Coordinating Council. • Collaboration with other CBDRM stakeholders to hold a National DRM Practitioners Workshop (or National Confer- ence in CBDRM) to share and learn from one another in CBDRM.The 2nd National Conference in CBDRM was mainly communities sharing and learning from one another. The National DRM Practitioners Workshop is similar to DM Re- gional Practitioners Workshop, and can dove tail with the implementation of the Philippine Strategic Plan to Integrate CBDRM in Socio Economic Development Processes. 2. Formation of circles (or working groups) within TLC-Philippines among communities, women, government, and academe who can sustain and make vibrant the CBDRM-TLC Circle. 3. Continue with Interactive Learning Events and Fora http://www.cdp.org.ph
  • The CBDRM - TLC The Community Based Disaster Risk Management Training and Learning Circle (CBDRM TLC) is a network being convened initially with the Center for Disaster Preparedness in the Philippines and the All India Disaster Mitigation Institute in India in partnership with the Special Unit for South-South Cooperation UNDP Regional Center Bangkok (UNDP SSC), the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), and the ProVention Consortium. The Project “Training and Learning Circle: Promoting Knowledge Exchange and Networking between Trainers and Educators on Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia” was developed in 2006 to promote joint development and sharing of tools and Get Involved information on training and learning particularly on CBDRM. UNDP SSC-RCB submitted this to the ProVention Consortium. Subsequently, a Partnership Agree- There are a number of ways to get ment was entered into by UNDP SSC-RCB and ADPC for TLC Asia. The Grant involved with the TLC: Agreement between ADPC and CDP for implementation of “Training Learning Circle – Philippines Project” was finally signed mid-March 2008. 1. Be a member of the CBDRM Training and Learning Circle: The CBDRM TLC Philippines aims to provide “tender loving care” to and strengthen the capacity of trainers in community training in disaster risk reduction and de- Send an expression of interest to the velopment, participatory and learner-centered training methodologies. Center for Disaster Preparedness (CDP) Philippines. The “Training Learning Circle – Philippines” Project under TLC Asia has for 2008 – 2009 shall achieve the following key results: (1) CBDRM TLC Philippines orga- You can also register online at nized. (2) Publication of 1 gender-sensitive knowledge product. (3) Scoping study http://www.cdp.org.ph/tlc-registration/ and guidelines for institutionalizing CBDRR in universities and training institu- tions. 2. Feature training and CBDRM training related products Promoters of TLC 2. Share researches, case studies, and stories on CBDRM and community Promoters of TLC training • Center for Disaster Preparedness (CDP) Philippines (www.cdp.org.ph) 4. Participate in the Community Forum at www.cdp.org.ph • All India Disaster Mitigation Institute (www.traininglearningcircle.net) For more information, please contact: • Provention Consortium Secretariat Center for Disaster Preparedness (www.proventionconsortium.org) CSWCD Bldg., R. Magsaysay Avenue, UP Campus, Diliman, Quezon City • Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (www.adpc.net) Phone/Fax: +632-9296996 / 9287285 Email: cdp@info.com.ph • The Special Unit for South-South Cooperation in UNDP Regional Centre Website: www.cdp.org.ph in Bangkok, Thailand (lead) (regionalcentrebangkok.undp.or.th)