The Community-based Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (CBDRRM) project in the Municipality of Buguias in the province of Benguet aims to strengthen people's participation in local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management projects and activities.
This project will build capacities of barangay based DRMC's to increase their level of participation in the municipal wide DRR initiatives and facilitate a broad based engagement and participation among members of community and local instituions such as schools and people's organizations such as cooperatives in local DRRMC planning and initiatives.
The project is supported by the United Nations - World Food Program (UN-WFP) Philippines. The project will run from February to November 2014.
The project kicked off with a municipal wide forum on Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation last March 25, 2014 in Abatan, Buguias, Benguet. The forum was attended by local government officials and local civil society organizations.
Facilitators Training on Community-based Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (CBDRM) was conducted in April 9-12, 2014 in Baguio City.