Tacloban-based DRR stakeholders and media are invited to participate in the launch of SURGE in Region VIII. This will be held at 2 pm at Hotel Alejandro, along Paterno Street in Tacloban City. It will be attended by Blanche Gobenciong, Regional Director of the Office of Civil Defense and Marco Savio, Deputy Country Director of Plan International. For more information, contact Nina Somera, MSomera@oxfam.org.ph, 09177014286.
SURGE explores synergies among CSO on RA10121 sunset review
Disaster risk resilience advocates among civil society organisations (CSOs) gathered together to map interests and initiatives around the sunset review of Republic Act 10121, otherwise known as the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction Management Act of 2010, from 16-17 October 2014 in Quezon City.
Following its August 2014 meeting with the Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery chief, Senator Panfilo Lacson, SURGE pursues the conversation with PARR’s Communication Group, led by Karen Jimeno. SURGE aims to advance inclusive community-based disaster risk reduction in the implementation of the Comprehensive Rehabilitation and Recovery Plan (CRRP) for Yolanda-affected areas.
Scaling Up Resilience in Governance (SURGE) project aims to increase resilience of high-risk communities in the Philippines. It extends the learnings on inclusive community-based disaster risk reduction (ICBDRR) to more high-risk communities and advocates improvements in disaster risk management policies and practices. SURGE is implemented by Christian Aid, Handicap International, Oxfam and Plan International and funded by the European Union humanitarian aid.
Members of SURGE’s Project Management Team, together with the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) met in July 2014 in Tagaytay to further plan the implementation of Scaling Up Resilience in Governance (SURGE) project.
The drrknowledge.net website is an initiative led by Oxfam under the Scale Up, Build Up (SUBU) project in 2012. It is currently maintained under the Scaling Up Resilience in Governance (SURGE) project.