DSWD holds gender-based disaster risk training

A TOTAL of 94 Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (Pantawid Pamilya) workers from the 78 provinces of the country have been oriented on mainstreaming gender in disaster risk management in Cagayan de Oro.

The training intends to adopt the trend by providing the participants with a beginning orientation about the importance of integrating gender concerns in their disaster related programs, projects and services to further mitigate the effects of disaster in the localities that they serve.

Lawyer Araceli F. Solamillo, Regional Director of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office in Northern Mindanao, expressed her utmost support to the training, saying that this “will fill gaps in practical guidance in gender mainstreaming on disaster risk management at the community level to have an enhanced awareness on gender issues and concerns in local and community based disaster risk management.”

Solamillo said the training is responsive to the policy and practical guidelines drafted by the international community on how to mainstream gender in disaster risk management for national governments.

For his part, Primitivo T. Rufin, head of DSWD’s Institutional Development Division, said that the training will increase the skills and capabilities of the participants in integrating gender perspective in community based disaster risk management and provides them with the ability to select and use gender analysis and participatory tools, methods and processes in community based risk assessment and risk management planning.

“This will equip you with common definitions of important concepts used in community based DRRM (disaster risk reduction management); orient you on the importance and purposes of integrating gender concerns in community based DRRM and its elements and processes,” Rufin told the participants during the start of the training on August 27.

Among the participants to the training were Provincial Links of Pantawid Pamilya, Social Welfare Officer III and project development officers for gender and development of every province.

Among the resource speakers are Professors Leticia Tojos and Victor Obedicen of the University of the Philippines-Diliman. (PR/DSWD)

Editor’s note:Yahoo Philippines encourages responsible comments that add dimension to the discussion. No bashing or hate speech, please. You can express your opinion without slamming others or making derogatory remarks.

  • What can void a new car warranty? James Deakin - Wheel Power
    What can void a new car warranty?

    "I was denied warranty once for changing my horn!" One very annoyed reader wrote. "I was told that placing a backup camera will void my warranty" said another. The others are best left in my private inbox as Yahoo! have a swear jar in the office that I do not feel like donating this week's pay to. Continue reading → …

  • Docu exposes destruction of PH marine resources VERA Files - The Inbox
    Docu exposes destruction of PH marine resources

    By Kiersnerr Gerwin B. Tacadena, VERA Files “Gutom (hunger),” Sen. Loren Legarda said is what’s in store for the Filipino people if destruction of the country's marine resources is not stopped. Legarda, chair of the Senate committee on Environment and Natural … Continue reading → …

  • ‘Yolanda’ fiberglass boats modern-day Noah’s ark VERA Files - The Inbox
    ‘Yolanda’ fiberglass boats modern-day Noah’s ark

    By Jane Dasal, VERA Files If you want to save the earth, build a boat. That's what a group of environmentalists is saying, especially if you want to save both the forests and fishermen affected by supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan). “Haiyan … Continue reading → …

POLL
Loading...
Poll Choice Options