You are on page 1of 2

CONSULTATION AND PLANNING WORKSHOP ON Disaster Risk Reduction & Management in Cebu City

Consultation Workshop September 5, 2103 Sinulog Hall, Rizal Memorial Library & Museum Building Osmea Boulevard, Cebu City

Planning Workshop October 3, 2013 Sinulog Hall, Rizal Memorial Library & Museum Bldg. Osmea Boulevard, Cebu City

Cebu city is a metropolitan city situated in the eastern part of the Province of Cebu where a significant part of human population and critical economic assets are concentrated in potentially hazardous location. With climate change, increasing occurrence of flooding, landslides and typhoon has continued to threaten its approximately 800,000 residents. To put disaster vulnerabilities of Cebu City in perspective in relation to the Philippines, a typhoon of the same intensity occurring in Japan would kill 17 times more Filipinos than it would in Japan due to poor standards of housing, infrastructure and numbers of people settling in high risk areas (IDMC 2012)1 . While national and local policies on disaster management are being mainstreamed, there is still a lot of work to be done in Cebu City in terms of harmonizing and integrating the needs of its constituent barangays into the disaster risk reduction program of the City. It is in this context that the Institute of Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) in partnership with A2D ProjectResearch Group for Alternatives to Development Inc. with support from Environment Research & Technology Development Fund of the Ministry of Environment, Japan (MOEJ) and the offices of Cebu City Councilor Hon. Ma. Nida Cabrera and Atty. Jose Daluz, is organizing two separate workshops among different stakeholders in Cebu City. The first workshop will take stock of the existing disaster risk reduction programs at the barangay level while the second workshop

Workshop 1

will identify pathways for mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) in the agenda of Cebu City.

1) Conduct consultation among Barangay stakeholders to identify their exposure to risks and vulnerabilities, priority areas to be intervened, and existing DRR programs and activities. 2) Assess entry points and recommendations for strengthening community-based DRRM policies and programs in Cebu City.

Workshop 2
1) Map out existing DRR policies/programs/projects in Cebu City . 2) Assess capacities, gaps, problems, encountered in addressing Disaster Risk Management in Cebu City. 3) Identify pathways for mainstreaming DRR in Cebu City Development Agenda. 4) Formulate a general action plan to build resilience and reduce disaster risk in Cebu City.

Target Participants
For the first workshop, participants come from stakeholders at the barangay level including barangay officials and representatives of community-based organizations. Participants for the second workshop include policy makers, representatives of concerned departments and agencies as well as members of civil society organizations.

WORKSHOP 1 PROGRAM September 5, 2013 (Thursday) 08:00 AM05:00 PM Sinulog Hall, Rizal Memorial Library & Museum Building, Osmea Boulevard, Cebu City
07:30 PM 08:00 AM Registration Preliminaries Prayer National Anthem Welcome Remarks Opening Remarks Rationale and objectives of the workshop DRRM and CCA 101 Basic concepts Introduction to Risk Assessment Tools Salient points and Framework of DRRM and Climate Change Adaption Laws Hyogo Framework of Action (HFA) 10 point Checklist Coffee Break 10:30 AM 11:00 AM 12:00 NN 1:00 PM 3:15 PM 3:30 PM 4:45 PM 5:00 PM Overview of the Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction Management: Where are we now? Activity 1 (Break up session): Assessment of existing Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction Management Initiatives, Programs and Activities LUNCH BREAK Activity 2 (Break up session): Identification of problems, needs and challenges Coffee Break Plenary: Presentation of output & Identification of Priority Areas for Action Brief Film Showing and Commitment Building Closing Remarks

08:15 AM 08:20 AM 08:30 AM 08: 45 AM

10:15 AM

WORKSHOP 2 PROGRAM October 3, 2013 Sinulog Hall, Rizal Memorial Library & Museum Bldg. Osmea Boulevard, Cebu City

Morning session

Welcome and Introduction Rationale Making cities resilient: UNISDR 10-point Check list

Lunch Afternoon session Presentation of select barangaysof their situation and validation of Workshop 1 Results Cebu City DRR: Where are we now? Pathways toward achieving resilient city: Where do we want to be?


A2D Project-Research Group for Alternatives to Development, Inc. A2D Projectis a non-stock, non-profit research organization dedicated to the advancement of development in the southern Philippines through evidenced-based policies and programs. A2D Project conducts and disseminates research and policy analysis to assist policymakers, program planners and development workers in finding innovative alternatives to reduce poverty, exclusion and inequality in the Philippines. It is based in Cebu City, Philippines. The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) is an initiative of the Japanese Government to achieve a new paradigm for civilization and conduct innovative policy development and strategic research for environmental measures, reflecting the results of research into political decisions for realizing sustainable development both in the Asia-Pacific region and globally. In April 2012 it transitioned into a Public Interest Incorporated Foundation. IGES promotes research cooperation with international organizations, government, local government, research institutions, and non-government organizations.

For more information, contact:

Mr. Aloysius Caete, Ph.D. Cand. Project Leader A2D Project Door 3, Mahogany Street El Dorado Subdivision, Banilad Cebu City 6000 Philippines Tel: 5143746 +6332 2683746 (Telefax) D.G.J. Premakumara, Ph.D. Manager (Sustainable Cities) Institute for Global Environmental Strategies Web: