Project Areas

Rationale of LGU selection

After the onslaught of Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, localities across the Philippines were focused on building back after the devastation it caused. International organizations like Cordaid, were directed toward supporting the under-served municipalities like Guiuan, Eastern Samar, which was the area of first landfall for the super typhoon on the eastern coast of the Philippines, and Coron, Palawan, which was among the LGUs affected upon its exit from the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). After two years of recovery and rehabilitation efforts, the focus shifted – local government units were eager to move beyond mere recovery towards building long-term resilience against multiple-risks caused by climate and man-made hazards and development issues such as, overpopulation, access to resources, livelihoods, among others. This eventually led to the development of the Climate Change Adaptation Framework (CCAF) process and approach to planning that enabled LGUs to develop risk informed or integrated risk management (IRM) programs that take into consideration not just natural disasters, but climate, and man-made (anthropogenic) risks and hazards

The two pilot LGUs eventually became hubs for collaboration, learning and knowledge exchanges, inspiring the expansion of the CCAF work to other areas Bantayan Island through the Municipality of Santa Fe; Mandaue City, and several municipalities in Surigao del Norte and Bulacan.

The organic evolution of CCAF developed because of relationships between stakeholders that fostered shared learning and shared values between LGUs experiencing similar and significant hazards. Their drive and commitment to go above and beyond the mandated plans and incorporating a genuinely participatory and integrated approach to addressing vulnerabilities key to the success in implementing and adapting resilience strategies to fit their own local contexts. 

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