In 2019, RedR UK ran a Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction (CCADRR) pilot programme in the Philippines.
With a vast coastline, thousands of islands and most major cities on the coast, 81% of the population (around 85 million people) live and work in areas vulnerable to extreme weather events such as typhoons and flooding in the Philippines.
Our CCADRR training provided humanitarians from organisations like Plan International with the information and skills needed to support local communities and assist in efforts to reduce risk caused by climate change.
RedR UK delivered training courses in Metro Manila and Cebu City to staff from a variety of humanitarian, local government and private sector organisations involved in humanitarian response.
Enan Melencio, Country Programme Manager for Disaster Resilience, Plan International Philippines had this to say about the training: “I have a better understanding now of the overlaps between Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation, which is basically reducing vulnerability and enhancing resiliency."
This programme was generously funded by AXA XL.