Handicap International is now co-implementing a new inclusive community-based disaster risk reduction (ICBDRR) project.
Dubbed “Scaling Up Resilience in Governance (SURGE)”, the project builds on successful experiences on inclusive community-based disaster risk reduction (ICBDRR), including lessons from the aftermath of Haiyan.
SURGE aims to increase resilience of high-risk communities in the Philippines. It extends ICBDRR to more communities and advocates improvements in disaster risk management policies and practices.
Funded by the European Union Humanitarian Aid, SURGE is organized in consortium with international NGOs Oxfam, Christian Aid, and Plan International. Its coverage includes regions throughout the Philippines, particularly those that are prone to disasters.
An inception workshop was held in Tagaytay City last July 2-4 to acquaint team members with each other and their respective roles.