The Ready to Rebuild: Disaster Rehabilitation and Recovery Program is a joint program of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), Office of Civil Defense (OCD), and the World Bank (WB).
Ready to Rebuild aims to build the capacity of national and local governments to recover better and faster from natural and human-induced disasters even before they happen. This covers pre- and post-disaster activities from gathering disaster data, formulating rehabilitation and recovery plan and its subsequent financing and implementation, facilitating emergency procurement, crafting a communications strategy, and instituting monitoring and evaluation mechanisms.
The program is designed for Local Government Units (LGUs): local chief executives and their technical staff – planners, disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) officers, and budget officers. The private sector, academia, civil society organizations and other development partners may also be included through the LGUs as it will provide them a platform to identify their roles in the recovery and reconstruction phase after a disaster. Ultimately, the local communities and residents will benefit from this program, especially the poor and the most vulnerable from disaster risks and impacts.
With the completion of its 5th batch of training, a total of 197 provinces, cities, and municipalities from all 17 regions were capacitated, translating to 924 governors, mayors, DRRM managers, planning and budget officers, and other technical staff who are now more equipped to deal with the aftermaths of disasters.
Batch 4 Training Highlights:
The fourth training batch ran from September 7-28, 2021 and included 44 LGUs from 14 regions. Even with the ongoing pandemic, the Program continues to build capacities of local governments and staff as they can join and learn from their offices or homes. Given their diverse experiences dealing with different disasters with varying magnitudes and challenges for recovery and
reconstruction, participants learn not just from experts and resources but also from each other—making the Program an effective platform for knowledge exchange.
Batch 3 Training Highlights:
The Ready to Rebuild Program is providing cities and provinces and national government agencies with the “how” of disaster rehabilitation and recovery through a learning-by-doing approach.
R2R Batch 3 included mayors, local disaster risk management officers, planners, and technical staff from local governments as well as from the socioeconomic planning agency of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), a region battered not just by natural hazards but also by man-made disasters. The Program emphasizes that no matter the typology of the disaster, proactive and inclusive planning can spell the difference on how quickly the communities can recover.
The third batch ran from August 3-24, 2021 and was participated by 40 local governments across 13 regions.
Batch 2 Training Highlights:
With the second batch of local government units (LGUs) completing the Ready to Rebuild: Disaster Rehabilitation and Recovery Program (R2R Program), more communities are now better equipped to recover from disasters even before they happen.
The Batch 2 Training program ran from June 1-22, 2021 and was joined by technical staff—planners, DRRM officers, and budget officers—from 27 provinces, cities, and municipalities from 12 regions.
The participants were guided through 16 sessions by recognized DRRM and technical experts to understand the rehabilitation and recovery process, use planning templates, and expedite the Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF), NEDA, World Bank, Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), and the OCD.
Batch 1 Training Highlights:
The Ready to Rebuild Program has successfully concluded the training for the inaugural batch. Conducted between April 20-May 11, 2021, the first batch of the program was participated by 31 LGUs from 14 out of 17 regions in the country. A total of 170 participants underwent the intensive 4-week training to learn about disaster rehabilitation and recovery from experienced and knowledgeable DRRM and technical experts. At the end of the training, the participating LGUs were able to create and develop their Local Pre-disaster Baseline Data, Local Disaster Risk Financing Strategy, and Local Disaster Rehabilitation and Recovery Program.
2. PRACTICE: Worksheets and templates to be accomplished in group work and activities. Participants will be grouped based on their localities (geographical proximity)
3. REMEMBER: Summary checklist of key messages and outputs.
The roster of speakers for the training sessions includes notable DRM experts including Usec. Renato Solidum Jr. of the DOST as well as former high-level officials such as Mr. Austere Panadero (DILG), Ms. Vilma Cabrera (DSWD), and Ms. Margarita Songco (NEDA), together with World Bank Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialists Atty. Lesley Y. Cordero and Ms. Marily T. Martinez. .
There are also technical experts from concerned agencies including the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB), Department of Finance (DOF)-Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF), NEDA, World Bank, Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), and the OCD.
Let’s get Ready to Rebuild!
The Program is ongoing with training batches scheduled until April 2022.
Batch 6 will run from February 21 to March 11, 2022. Registration for Batch 6 is now open! Register your LGU via bit.ly/R2RSignUpNow
Meanwhile, Batch 7 training is scheduled from March 28 to April 11, 2022. Please contact us through the following:
Ready to Rebuild Secretariat:
Mobile Number: 09178227180
Landline: 02 89115061 loc 110
Ready to Rebuild is a joint project of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management
Council, Office of Civil Defense, and the World Bank
With funding support from the Government of Japan and the Global Facility for
Disaster Reduction and Recovery