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(21 July 2021)

The Office of Civil Defense will hold its first International Disaster Resilience Forum (IDRF) on July 29 to 30, 2021 as part of the observance of the National Disaster Resilience Month (NDRM).

This forum serves as a venue for sharing best practices in the strengthening of disaster resilience; understanding the importance of governance, citizen-participation and global partnerships towards disaster resilience; and reinforcing cooperation between stakeholders.

The IDRF will tackle integrated and interconnected solutions through information sharing and discussions on Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Resilience from experts and practitioners around the world. Trends, best practices, and strengthening disaster resilience and sustainable development in the New Normal will be discussed through various sessions. Leaders, policy makers, executives, experts, and civil society groups are invited to participate in the forum. This event will be shown live through Civil Defense PH Facebook page and Youtube.

Register through these links:

Plenaries, Open/Closing Ceremonies - tinyurl.com/IDRF-POC

Session 1 - tinyurl.com/IDRF-PR

Session 2 - tinyurl.com/IDRF-DRR2021

Session 3 - tinyurl.com/IDRF-BBB

The OCD also launched a set of webinars every Friday dubbed as the “Resilience Hours”. So far, three webinars were already conducted which centered on Stories of Resilience, Faces of Resilience, and approaches on Making Cities and Municipalities Resilient.

The fourth and last webinar titled "Pathways to Resilience" under Resilience Hours will be held this Friday, July 23, 2021.