Tuesday, October 28, 2014

DILG, OCD strengthen contingency planning capacity of Malay LGUs and Boracay

Posted October 28, 2014
Written by Gloria Villas

Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) in partnership with the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) opened here on Monday the Contingency Planning Workshop for Malay local government units-and Boracay   in line with their goal of ensuring climate change adaptive and disaster resilient communities.

The three-day workshop was attended by disaster risk reduction and management officers and stakeholders from the municipalities of Malay and Aklan Province.

OCD Regional Director Rosario Cabrera said the event aims to assist LGU participants on the formulation or updating of contingency plans for possible disaster risks or hazards in their respective localities and for them to practice what they have learned from their previous training on Geographic Information System (GIS) for Climate Change and Disaster Risk Vulnerability Reduction.

OCD Regional Director also thanked DILG for coming up with such activity as preparation of contingency plan compared to DRRM plan,   will provide LGUs an effective action and judicious mobilization of resources in response to specific type of disaster or emergency.

She also emphasized the importance of continuously developing the skills of local leaders or DRRM officers in formulating contingency plans in ensuring a climate change adaptive and disaster resilient communities in Malay especially in the island of Boracay.

Meanwhile, Contingency planning workshop in Boracay is scheduled October 27-30, 2014 at Eurotel Hotel Boracay.

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