Buklod Tao DRR


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Buklod Tao DRR

  1. 1. MAINSTREAMING DISASTER RISK REDUCTION IN POVERTY ALLEVIATION PROGRAM OF BUKLOD TAO Mr. Noli Abinales Founding President, Buklod Tao 2nd Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction November 7-8, 2007 New Delhi, India
  2. 2. BUKLOD TAO  formed in February 1996 at the height of community protest against construction of cement batching plant  a people’s organization which aims to strengthen the capacities of the community in disaster preparedness and environmental conservation  Core Programs:  Community Based Disaster Risk Management  Ecological Solid Waste Management  Education and Training  Advocacy and Environmental Paralegal
  3. 3. 1st Wave Mainstreaming NON-STRUCTURAL MITIGATION EFFORTS Period: September 1996- May 1997 Impact to Poverty Alleviation of the 1st Wave: Community people realized that they are the main actors of development, productivity, organizational reinforcement and strengthening.
  4. 4. Advocacy work in the community was carried out in pursuance of the organization’s goals for the betterment of Mother Nature
  5. 5. 2nd Wave Mainstreaming COMMUNITY-BASED DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT INITIATIVES Period: June 1997-February 1998) Impact to Poverty Alleviation of the 2nd Wave: The poor communities realized that disaster preparedness should start from their ranks
  6. 6. Rescue Teams composed of the members of the organization were equipped for better operation Disaster Management teams were composed of men and women members
  7. 7. 3rd Wave Mainstreaming REINFORCEMENT AND STRENGTHENING STRUCTURAL AND NON-STRUCTURAL MITIGATION EFFORTS Period: March 1998 to Present Impact to Poverty Alleviation of the 3rd Wave:  Livelihood opportunities crop up  Increased and wider partnership
  8. 8. Sandbagging and planting of Participation in forum on bamboos in the river banks Disaster Risk Reduction were done as part of the community’s mitigation measures
  9. 9. International and local organizations conducted study visits in the community to learn on their CBDRM practices
  10. 10. Fiber glass boats are used for Life vests and evacuation bags evacuation as well as search and (GO Bags) were produced by the rescue when the community is women members for children inundated living in high risk areas
  11. 11. The children were involved in Tutorial sessions on identifying the risks and hazards environmental for children were present in their community also facilitated in partnership with a university
  12. 12. THANK YOU!