Citizens’ Disaster Response Center’s (CDRC) disaster preparedness and mitigation services integrate capability-building activities that range from disaster management to organizational management trainings, workshops, and planning sessions. Below are the educational services offered by CDRC.
1. Community-Based Disaster Management Training (CBDM)
The Philippines is a disaster-prone country and therefore needs stronger, disaster-resilient communities. With this rationale, CBDM was developed to build disaster resiliency with great emphasis on participation of the mostly affected sectors. It is a ladderized training composed of four (4) subsequent topics and is usually done in three to four (3-4) days.
2. Evacuation Center Management
Evacuees are the end-users and primary actors in ensuring their survival, safety & protection, human dignity, and the continuance of family and community life. This is usually done in two (2) days.
3. Basic Financial Management Training
Financial management is a very important aspect in organizations and should not be neglected. It has two (2) major parts and is usually done in two (2) days.
4. Advocacy Management Skills Training
Disaster management utilizes Advocacy & Campaign as approaches in counter- disaster efforts. It is conducted for three (3) days.
5. Disaster Management Orientation for Volunteers
DMO for volunteers focuses on the role of the less vulnerable sectors in disaster response. It is a daylong orientation and aims to create a volunteer pool that may assist CDRC and its communities.
6. Earthquake Preparedness First Aid & First Responders’ Training
A recent study warned a worst-case scenario of a high magnitude earthquake in Metro Manila. This training discusses the study, safety precautions on earthquake, and equipped the participants with basic life support and first aid skills. It is conducted for three (3) days.
7. Earthquake Preparedness Orientation for Schools
In line with the earthquake preparedness project, the goal of this orientation is to develop earthquake awareness and preparedness in the academes, develop a school disaster preparedness team, and conduct an earthquake drill. It is a half-day orientation.
8. Fire Preparedness Orientation
This is a short orientation on the sources of fire and the basic safety precautions before, during, and after a fire.
9. Disaster Monitoring & Information System Training
DMIS looks into the gathering, analyzing, and utilizing of disaster-related data in disaster management. Two-day training highlights women and child focus in creating the information system.
10. Participatory Rapid Appraisal with focus on Women & Children
Mostly for areas affected by armed conflict, PRA skills are needed by the community members to look into the lot f the most vulnerable sectors such as women and children. The training is conducted in two (2) to three (3) days.
11. Community-Based Disaster Management Trainers’ Training (CBDM-TOT)
Trainers’ Training for future CBDM instructors.
12. Community Health Training
A basic orientation on health.
13. Early Warning System
14. Forest Management
15. Sustainable Agriculture
16. Disaster Preparedness Training