The MDRRMO of Tanay in cooperation and partnership with the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) in CALABARZON Region and Department of Interior Local Government (DILG) conducted the training of trainers on June 26-30, 2018, at Tanay Municipal Hall activity area. The said activity aims to develop a pool of instructors to cater nineteen Barangays of Tanay both Poblacion and in the Upland Communities to have their own CBDRRM and to understand the underlying concept CBDRM in the context of the Disaster Management Cycle.
There were 30 participants from the LGU, members of MDDRM council, DepEd, NGOs, who successfully passed the training and evaluation. Community-based disaster risk management (CBDRM) is a process, which leads to a locally "owned" strategy for disaster preparedness and risk reduction. This course explores the different dimensions of the CBDRM approach and has been designed to improve the effectiveness of specialist and non-specialist professionals in disaster response, helping them to link the disasters with risk reduction and development in a sustainable manner. This course can be made modular to focus on different topics like community-based disaster preparedness, community emergency response teams, community contingency planning, and organizational level disaster preparedness. It also introduces the significance, nature and scope of CBDRRM and further delves into understanding the essentials of preparedness planning. Further, it explores the process of capacity and vulnerability analysis, participatory planning and risk assessment tools, predictability, forecasting and early warning system, use of sphere standards in community-based disaster preparedness, family level preparedness and relief and rescue, long-term disaster mitigation and preparedness measures and asset building for the same.