Maryfel Jerios shares the relevance of the Risk Resiliency Program-Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation to LGU officials of Bislig, Surigao del Sur.

 

The Department of Social Welfare and Development-Caraga conducted orientations on Risk Resiliency Program-Climate Change Adaption and Mitigation (RRP-CCAM) to the Local Government Unit of all the municipalities covered for this year’s implementation.

The RRP-CCAM, through a Cash for Work modality, encourages community participation in implementing community-defined projects. It aims to strengthen the resiliency of both natural systems and the urban built environment as well as the adaptive capacities of vulnerable groups and communities.

This program is focused on the eighteen (18) major river basins (MRBs) and eight (8) identified priority principal river basins (PRBs) of the Philippines, by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). And it could also be of provinces that have high poverty incidence and magnitude and are vulnerable to shocks and disasters.

 

In the dialogue with the LGU of Hinatuan, it highlighted the significance of RRP-CCAM in disaster preparedness.

 

In this year’s CCAM implementation, a total of Php 116, 551, 200 have been allotted for the beneficiaries of this program. About 58 municipalities and over 800 beneficiaries per municipality are covered in the said program for the entire Caraga region.

Some of the recommended projects or activities are Tree Growing, Slope Protection, Indigenous flood control project and many more. This is to contribute in the attainment of inclusive growth by minimizing the impacts of Climate and Disaster Risk through Adaptation, Prevention, Preparedness, and Rehabilitation. ###(ALYCKSSA MAYE J. CASTAÑOS/Social marketing Section/DSWD Field Office Caraga)