The Center for Disaster Preparedness (CDP), a non-governmental organization based in the Philippines, has been working in Metro Manila for over two decades as a training partner, resource center, and advocate for disaster resilience in vulnerable communities. It assists both civil service organizations and local government units in assessing local vulnerabilities and developing the capacity to address and manage those vulnerabilities. Due to the region's physical characteristics— its low elevation, proximity to bodies of water, prominent river basins, climate, and underlying geology—communities in Metro Manila face a wide range of potential disasters and hazards. Vulnerability to these disasters, however, is distributed unevenly among communities in the area, due partially to differences in socio-economic status. This report is a vision supporting the use of Participatory Geographic Information Systems in CDP's work in Community Based Disaster Risk Management and in the work of its partner organizations.
Fei, Harris, Jones, Liu, Pan, Renckens, Schewel, Wowk
- Community Partner: Center for Disaster Preparedness
- Location: Metro Manila
- Pages: 108
- Year: 2012
- Topic: Environment + Land Use, Planning in Developing Countries
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