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    Y.C. James Yen Center
    4118 Silang, Cavite
    Philippines

    Email: information@iirr.org
    Phone: +63 464142417
    Fax: +63 28864385
    Website: http://www.iirr.org

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International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR)

Non-Governmental Organization

http://www.iirr.org

IIRR is a rural development organization with 80 years experience, working in Africa, Asia and Latin America to promote people-centered development through participatory capacity building for poor people and their communities, development organizations and agencies. Its main competencies are training...

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Mission

IIRR is a rural development organization with 80 years experience, working in Africa, Asia and Latin America to promote people-centered development through participatory capacity building for poor people and their communities, development organizations and agencies.
Its main competencies are training courses and publications on development issues, to share field-tested knowledge from development organizations and communities.

We envision a world of equity, justice and peace where people achieve their full potential and live a life of quality and dignity in harmony with the environment

We enable communities and those who work with them to develop innovative yet practical solutions to poverty through a community-led development approach and widely share these lessons to encourage replication.

We are inspired and live by our Credo as follows:

Go to the people, live among them, learn with them, plan with them, work with them; start with what they know, build on what they have; teach by showing, learn by doing; not a showcase but a pattern; not odds and ends but a system; not piecemeal but an integrated approach; not to conform but to transform, not relief but release.

Disaster Reduction Goal

Goal: Communities are resilient to increasing disaster risks and area able to adapt to climate change

Program objectives:
*Strengthen the community-managed disaster risk reduction (CMDRR) approaches for resilience
*Enable development actors to mainstream DDR and CCA in their development interventions
*Develop knowledge and skills of development facilitators to facilitate CMDRR
*Generate, document, package and widely disseminate evidence-based DRR knowledge and good practices
*Help communities and their supporters develop climate-smart adaptation, mitigation, prevention and management measures to cope with hazards
*Document, package, publish and disseminate experiences and innovations for scale-up and replication.

Policies and Programmes in DRR

-Community-managed disaster risk reduction (CMDRR) at the village level
Community-managed disaster preparedness
-Model building for resilient health systems and resilient livelihoods
-Integration of gender in climate change adaptation
-Integration of DRR/CCA in local development planning of local governments
-Development of learning materials
-Capacity building through conduct of international courses on DRR/CCA and customized courses and study programs

Membership in Key Networks

-Member of Aksyon Klima-Pilipinas and a member of the Adaptation cluster of the coalition
-Member, Alliance of Sphere Advocates in the Philippines (ASAP); working towards the practice and adoption of Shere standards in humanitarian response

Making disaster risk reduction a policy priority, institutional strengthening (HFA 1)

-Active participation in Aksyon Klima Pilipinas, a broad national coalition
-Capacity building activities such as training courses and study programs for development facilitators to facilitate CMDRR and integrate DRR into their programming

Risk assessment and early warning systems (HFA 2)

-Conduct of village-level participatory disaster risk assessment in 20 villages and 1 municipal-level
-Design and implementation of a community-managed flood early warning system in 3 villages (barangays) in Rosario, Cavite

Education, information and public awareness (HFA 3)

-Regular conduct of community information, education and communication activities such as conduct of village meetings, art activities e.g. mural painting, production and distribution of posters, calendars with DRR/CCA messages
-Conduct of orientation sessions and training for local governments on basic DRR/CCA concepts

Reducing underlying risk factors (HFA 4)

-Assistance to DRR planning to address underlying causes of risks; planning at the 20 villages and 1 municipal level
-Technical assistance to strengthening municipal health systems
-Development of tools on making livelihoods more resilient e.g resilient agriculture in Quezon
-Development of ecosystem-based approach to DRR in one municipality in Quezon province
-Research on gender in climate change in Pray Veng, Cambodia

Preparedness for effective response (HFA 5)

-Assistance to 3 villages (barangays) in Rosario, Cavite to craft their contingency plans, conduct community drills, organize community emergency response teams (CERT), first aid training and water safety training for CERT members and establishment of community-managed flood early warning system

Disaster Risk Reduction Focal Point(s)

In Asia,

-Province of Cavite, Philippines
-Province of Quezon, Philippines
-Province of Pray Veng, Cambodia

Websites

http://www.iirr.org

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