BUTUAN CITY – Relative to the celebration of this year’s National Disaster Resilience Month, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-Caraga has set activities and project implementation all throughout July.
One of which is the trainings of the Local Social Welfare and Development Officers (LSWDO) and National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (NDRRMO) for the Caraga Disaster Response Reporting and Information Management System (DDRRIMS) implementation.
CDRRIMS is a web-based electronic information system that is established for the Disaster Response Management Division (DRMD) to establish data banking system that will store disaster related information for disaster response and disaster reporting.
“Since it always has been a challenge to collect and gather reports from the field during disasters, the system can be a great help in coping up those problems,” said Assistant Regional Director for Administration Angelita B. Amista during the National Disaster Resilience Month Press Conference last July 9, 2019 at Almont Hotels, Inland Resort, here.
Amista, who represented Regional Director Mita Chuchi Gupana-Lim, added that with the system, disaster workers can easily text their real-time reports offline and follow it up with an online report when they get home.
“This system was developed to get accurate and real-time reports directly from the field,” Amista said.
This said conference was attended by regional directors from various government agencies that are members of the NDRMM Council along different media partners.
Some of the topics discussed were the activities to be conducted during the NDRM month, the disaster preparedness of the LGUs, sufficiency of the equipment and facilities needed in case of disaster and other topics in line with the NDRM month celebration.
“DSWD-Caraga, as the Vice-Chair for Disaster Response, believes that it is important to instantly collect data coming from the field to immediately provide augmentation support to the affected communities,” said Amista.###(ALYCKSSA MAYE J. CASTAÑOS/Social marketing Section/DSWD Field Office Caraga)