This year's iteration of the LGU Conference will not be possible without the generous support of several partners, who believe in the same goal as ACCORD: building resilient communities.
CARE started programming in the Philippines in 1996, implementing a 3-year Preparedness Support Program funded by The Netherlands Ministry of Development Cooperation. This was followed by an ECHO-funded emergency response project in the National Capital Region and Central Luzon in 1999.
The Philippines has since become CARE's focus country in the region, with DRR/CCA, humanitarian response, environment and natural resource management as the thematic areas for strategic programming.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is the channel through which the Dutch Government communicates with foreign governments and international organisations. It coordinates and carries out Dutch foreign policy. The Ministry has two halves: its headquarters in The Hague and its missions abroad (embassies, consulates, and permanent representations). It has also been the main supporter of the Partners for Resilience (PfR) alliance in the Philippines and other countries over the years.
The Dutch Cooperating Aid Agencies (SHO) is composed of 11 Dutch aid organizations who jointly raise funds to provide support communities affected by major disasters around the world. Along with the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO), SHO is currently supporting the Haiyan Emergency Response of ACCORD and CARE, providing shelter and livelihood recovery inputs as well as capacity building on Disaster Risk Reduction.
The European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) aims to save and preserve life, prevent and alleviate human suffering and safeguard the integrity and dignity of populations affected by natural disasters and man-made crises. EU assistance, amounting to one of the world's largest, is enshrined in the Treaty of Lisbon and supported by EU citizens an as expression of European solidarity with any person or people in need.
Calabanga, Canaman, Magarao and Bombon municipalities (Camarines Sur)
The municipalities of Calabanga , Canaman , Magarao and Bombo n in Camarin es Sur were the project areas of ACCORD's Scale Up Build Up (SUBU) Project which just ended last November 2013. The four of them are replicating efforts started in that project in their other barangays in order to strengthen community resilience. They are now hosting this conference to help facilitate exchange of learnings in DRR-CCA-EMR.
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PARTNERS FOR RESILIENCE ALLIANCE
The Agri-Aqua Development Coalition – Mindanao (AADC), registered with the SEC on October 26, 1994, is an offshot of the Congress for A People's Agrarian Reform (CPAR), a broad coalition of Philippine peasant groups formed to lobby for "a genuine agrarian reform law" in the 1980s.
Initially focused on agrarian and fisheries reform advocacy, it re-directed its efforts towards participation in local governance and then to economic empowerment. Presently, AADC implements community economic development and community enterprise organizing among a number of local coalitions located in different provinces.
CNDR focuses on building capacities of its members to come up and implement their business continuity plans. They also solicit private sector’s support for building the capacities and reducing vulnerabilities of communities is one of CNDR’s core advocacies. Also, CNDR’s ER Program adheres to the Sphere Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response, and centers on resource mobilization while directing the efforts toward the most-affected, least-served disaster-stricken communities.
Known then as the Montanosa Relief and Rehabilitation Services or MRRS, Inc., the Cordillera Disaster Response and Development Services (CorDis RDS) It extends its services to the communities of the Cordillera provinces: Apayao, Kalinga, Abra, Mountain Province, Ifugao, Benguet, and the city of Baguio. CorDis RDS has 2 main programs:
- Community-Based Integrated Development Program (CBIDP)
- Disaster Risk Reduction
Born officially in 1947, but with roots that traces back to the revolutionary days, the Philippine Red Cross has become one of the premier humanitarian organizations in the country, committed to provide quality life-saving services that protect the life and dignity especially of indigent Filipinos in vulnerable situations.
The International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) is a community development and hands-on training organization with more than 50 years of experience. Strategically located in the Global South, IIRR runs its programs from the field. While it is registered as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization in the U.S. and has its headquarters in the Philippines, all senior decision-makers are located in the field. This allows their programs to be locally-relevant, tailored, and community-driven.
The Netherlands Red Cross is part of of the Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and has more than 30, 000 volunteers. The association has 357 local branches (including Caribbean departments), working in 65 districts.
The Catholic Organisation for Relief and Development Aid is a Dutch development agency operating worldwide. We fight poverty and exclusion in fragile states and areas of conflict and extreme inequality. Cordaid's main expertise lies in reducing conflict, health care access for all, making local business prosper, and saving lives and reducing risks.
The Red Cross / Red Crescent Climate Centre is the reference centre on climate change of the Red Cross / Red Crescent family. The Climate Centre supports the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement to understand and address the humanitarian consequences of climate change and extreme weather events.
Wetlands International is the only global non-governmental organisation (NGO) dedicated to wetlands with 150 people working in network of offices in Europe, Africa, South, East and North Asia, Oceania, and Latin America.