The Ready to Rebuild: Disaster Rehabilitation and Recovery Program is a joint program of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), Office of Civil Defense (OCD), and the World Bank (WB).
Ready to Rebuild aims to build the capacity of national and local governments to recover better and faster from natural and human-induced disasters even before it happens. This covers pre- and post-disaster activities from gathering disaster data, formulating rehabilitation and recovery plan and its subsequent financing and implementation, facilitating emergency procurement, crafting a communications strategy, and instituting monitoring and evaluation mechanisms.
The program is designed for Local Government Units (LGUs): local chief executives and their technical staff – planners, disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) officers, and budget officers. The private sector, academia, civil society organizations and other development partners may also be included through the LGUs as it will provide them a platform to identify their roles in the recovery and reconstruction phase after a disaster. Ultimately, the local communities and residents will benefit from this program, especially the poor and the most vulnerable from disaster risks and impacts.
Batch 1 Training Completed
The Ready to Rebuild Program has successfully concluded the training for the inaugural batch. Conducted between April 20-May 11, 2021, the first batch of the program was participated by 31 LGUs from 14 out of 17 regions in the country. A total of 170 participants underwent the intensive 4-week training to learn about disaster rehabilitation and recovery from experienced and knowledgeable DRRM and technical experts. At the end of the training, the participating LGUs were able to create and develop their Local Pre-disaster Baseline Data, Local Disaster Risk Financing Strategy, and Local Disaster Rehabilitation and Recovery Program.
The Ready to Rebuild Program is based on the Disaster Rehabilitation and Recovery Planning Guide developed by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) as the Council Vice-Chair for Rehabilitation and Recovery, with support of the World Bank.
|The Planning Guide was approved by NDRRMC in March 2019. The Guide is informed by the country’s experience in managing large scale disasters and global good practices on disaster recovery and reconstruction.|
|The Training Manual contains training modules, guide, and teaching strategies. This will also serve as a guide for participants who already completed the Program so they can cascade it to their colleagues in their respective localities.|
|The Workbook is for the training participants and serves as a supplementary document to the Planning Guide. It contains ready-to-use templates and toolkits for disaster rehabilitation and recovery which participants can easily use and customize to prepare their local recovery plans and programs.|
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The Program is composed of five (5) modules which are divided into 16 training sessions. These will be delivered in 10 half-day sessions. Each session has three components:
1. LEARN: Discussions on key concepts from the Planning Guide through interactive and recorded lectures 2. PRACTICE: Worksheets and templates to be accomplished in group work and activities. Participants will be grouped based on their localities (geographical proximity) 3. REMEMBER: Summary checklist of key messages and outputs.
The roster of speakers for the training sessions includes notable DRM experts including Usec. Renato Solidum Jr. of the DOST as well as former high-level officials such as Mr. Austere Panadero (DILG), Ms. Vilma Cabrera (DSWD), Ms. Margarita Songco (NEDA), and Atty. Lesley Cordero (Office of the President).
There are also technical experts from concerned agencies including the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB), Department of Finance (DOF)-Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF), NEDA, and the OCD.
Let’s get Ready to Rebuild!
The Program is ongoing from March to end of 2021. The first batch of training ran from April 20 to May 11, 2021. The second batch of training is ongoing from June 1-22, 2021. After this, there are two remaining batches scheduled August and September 2021.
Due to the overwhelming interest among LGUs to join the Program, registration slots for the remaining sessions are already at full capacity. We encourage everyone, especially from the LGUs, to reach out to us directly to express their interest to join the program. Please contact us through the following:
Ready to Rebuild Secretariat
Mobile Number: 09178227180
Landline: 02 89115061 loc 110
Ready to Rebuild is a joint project of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management
Council, Office of Civil Defense, and the World Bank
With funding support from the Government of Japan and the Global Facility for
Disaster Reduction and Recovery