CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Nov. 28 – The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) in Region 3 has recently conducted comprehensive training program on enhancing the local government units (LGUs) capacity on climate change adaptation and disaster risk management.
The move is in response to the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Act of 2010 and Republic Act 9729 or Climate Change Act (CCA) of 2009.
DILG R-3 regional director Florida Dijan said the program is designed to build capacities of local government and communities in mainstreaming disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation into local development processes.
It also aims to improve their awareness and appreciation of the links between intensifying disasters and creeping climate change, at the same time address the challenges accompanying these situations, Dijan said.
She said the training program has four major components namely: institutional development; diagnostics; integration of DRR and CCA to planning and investment; and infrastructure and access to financing.
The program started with the basic orientation on DRRM and CCA in Tarlac, Pampanga and Zambales provinces conducted in five schools.
It was participated in by eight members LGU team composed of local chief executive or local administrator, local disaster risk reduction management officer, local government operations officer, local planning and development officer, local social welfare and development officer, local health officer, local engineering officer and Liga ng mga Barangay federation president.
DRRM/CCA trainings for Aurora province and Angeles and Olongapo cities are scheduled on December 1-2, and December 8-9 for Bataan province and Balanga City. (PNA)