Disaster Risk Reduction Management
(Disaster Seminars/Training)- It aims to encourage an exchange of experience and knowledge and the creation of networks amongst disaster managers. It also aims to improve coordination of disaster response and the quality and availability of disaster management tools.
- Roll-out Training on Family Evacuation Preparedness and CCCM for Brgy. Officials and Chief Tanod
- Training in the Roles & Responsibilities of Community Volunteers Before, During, and After a Disaster in CCCM
Duties and Responsibilities of MSWD in Disaster Operations:
Pursuant to the RA 10121, otherwise known as the Philippine Disaster Risk, Reduction and Management Act of 2010, ‘the DSWD is mandated to act as Vice-Chair for National Disaster Response. In times of major disasters, the needs of the victims are varied which consist of food and non-food items necessary for survival. Although DSWD is not considered the first direct responders, the Department is always ready to provide immediate assistance to the LGUs. In terms of camp management, the LGUs directly manage the evacuation centers, while the DSWD monitors and ensures that the temporary shelters operate based on the approved guidelines. The DSWD ensures the promotion and protection of the rights of the internally-displaced families (IDPs), and that they are free from abuse, especially those staying in evacuation centers. It also has a greater task at hand before and after the occurrence of a disaster. As Vice-Chair of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), DSWD takes on the role of capacitating the LGUs along with disaster mitigation and response.