Wednesday, October 21, 2015

International Disaster Risk Reduction awareness exhibit opens in Comval

COMPOSTELA VALLEY, October 21, 2015 – In line with the celebration of International Disaster Risk Reduction (IDRR) this year, ACF International and Save the Children Foundation opens the one-month exhibit which opened on October 13, 2015 at the Capitol Lobby, Capitol Building, Cabidianan, Nabunturan, ComVal.

This event is under Strengthening Disaster Preparedness and Improve the Effectiveness of Response to Humanitarian Crises in the Philippines, aiming to build safer and resilient communities in the country, a four-year consortium project funded by Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID).

Bannering this year’s theme is “Knowledge for Life #IDRR2015” which focuses on the traditional knowledge giving people an escape to dangerous situation in times of disasters. These techniques such as Knot Tying and Duck-Cove-Hold are presented through a photo exhibit. Also, Information and Educational Materials are included in the photo exhibit for giving people more know-how in handling emergency cases.

Miss Zarah Kathleen T. Alih, Program Manager of Save the Children, Eastern Mindanao Program Office explained the vital role of man’s innate knowledge in times of calamities.

The partners of this event are Province of ComVal, Office of Civil Defense XI, DepEd XI, DILG XI, DSWD XI, and Municipalities of Mabini, Maco, Mawab, Montevista and Pantukan. (Honeylyn T. Sayson – IDS ComVal)

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