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PlanSmart Ready to Rebuild
The PlanSmart Ready to Rebuild web application is an automated planning tool for disaster rehabilitation and recovery developed by the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (DOST-PHIVOLCS) in collaboration with the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), Office of Civil Defense (OCD), and the World Bank.

The app is envisioned to revolutionize the disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) planning processes in the country, helping the government to efficiently plan for disasters, work smarter, and rebuild faster. The Web Application was developed in 2022 and was launched on September 14, 2022.

PlanSmart Ready to Rebuild is first of a series of PlanSmart tools that will be developed by DOST. It leverages the GeoRiskPH Integrated Platform and the Ready to Rebuild Program of the NDRRMC-OCD. It can systematically generate a Rehabilitation and Recovery Plan using science-based data, GeoRiskPH calculation tools, and putting results in a pro-forma planning document template.

The PlanSmart Ready to Rebuild planning tool is aimed at supporting local government units (LGUs) in formulating a comprehensive Rehabilitation and Recovery Plan faster which will help them improve decision-making and planning for pre- and post-disaster events.


The web application is designed for national and local governments, including decision-makers and technical staff–planners, DRRM officers, data managers, and budget officers. Ultimately, the local communities and residents will benefit from this initiative, especially the poor and the most vulnerable from disaster risks and impacts.



PlanSmart Ready to Rebuild Capacity Building Program

The capacity building program is designed for local governments (provinces, cities, and municipalities) particularly their DRRM officers, planning officers, data managers, and other technical staff involved in disaster rehabilitation and recovery programs.

Objectives

  • To increase capacity of the local governments to gather and assess baseline data using GeoRiskPH (GeoMapperPH)
  • To emphasize the value of establishing database/science-based data in LGU planning and programming)
  • To create building footprints and/or point data with household information and local administrative boundaries
  • To enable local governments to develop Rehabilitation and Recovery Plans using PlanSmart app)

Participants

The pilot LGUs will include graduates of the R2R Program, those that have existing GeoRiskPH Memorandum of Agreement with DOST, and those from those that are most vulnerable to climate change and disasters as identified by the Cabinet Cluster on Climate Change Adaptation, Mitigation, and Disaster Risk Reduction.

For its pilot run, the program would train a total of 137 local governments and more than 400 individual participants from the following regions:

  • National Capital Region (NCR)
  • CALABARZON (Region IV-A)
  • Bicol Region (Region V)
  • Central Visayas (Region VII) and
  • CARAGA (Region XIII)

Structure/Design

The capacity building program will be delivered using a mixed method approach with adult learning principles of an experiential learning cycle. The sessions will also be guided using the LEARN, PRACTICE, and REMEMBER method to track the learning cycle and progress of the participants.

Participants will undergo a half-day pre-training orientation via Zoom to understand the training design and prepare their pre-disaster baseline data which will be used during their scheduled in-person training.

The in-person training will run for three days. This will be divided into three modules that are further divided into 16 sessions. The modules cover the following topics:

  • Module 1: Introduction to Disaster Rehabilitation and Recovery
  • Module 2: Baseline Data Collection and Management
  • Module 3: Formulation of Disaster Rehabilitation and Recovery Program

PlanSmart Resources
  • Frequently Asked Questions

Outputs

Pre-Orientation During Training
Submission of Pre-Disaster Baseline Data
  1. Hazards Assessment of LGU-Owned Administrative Boundaries
  2. Rehabilitation and Recovery Plan (RRP) Generated Using PlanSmart

Let’s PlanSmart and get Ready to Rebuild!

The Capacity Building Program for LGUs is scheduled to begin on October 2022.

For more information on the PlanSmart Ready to Rebuild web application and training program, you may contact:

Dr. Teresito C. Bacolcol
PHIVOLCS Director
Email Address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Landline: +63289262611 or +63284261468 loc. 302


Mr. Benito L Salvador Jr or Ms. Phoenicia Achaia dela Merced
Rehabilitation and Recovery Management Service
Mobile number: +63 917-154-6672
Email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Memorandum no. Subject
NDRRMC Memorandum Circular No.110, s.2021 Revised Guidelines on the Administration of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (NDRRM) Fund
Republic Act No. 10121 An Act Strengthening the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management System. Providing for the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Framework and Institutionalizing the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Plan, Appropriating Funds therefor and for Other Purposes
Resolution no. Title
NDRRMC Resolution No. 01, s.2022 Resolution Adopting the Thematic Pillar Action Plans for the Operationalization of the Updated NDRRMP 2020-2030
READY TO REBUILD: DISASTER REHABILITATION AND RECOVERY PROGRAM

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.

PRESS RELEASES:

watch the Ready to Rebuild Program Launch

Click here to watch the Full-video of the Ready to Rebuild Program Launch

watch the message of Secretary Delfin Lorenzana

Click here watch the message of Secretary Delfin Lorenzana


Click here to watch the message of Secretary of Karl Kendrick Chua

Click here to watch the message of Acting Secretary Karl Kendrick Chua

Click here to watch the message of Governor Chiz Escudero

Click here to watch the message of Gov. Chiz Escudero

Click here to watch the message of Governor Dakila Carlo Cua

Click here to watch the message of Gov. Dakila Carlo Cua

Click here to watch the message of Governor Presbitero Velasco Jr.

Click here to watch the message of Gov. Presbitero Velasco Jr.

Click here to watch the message of Mayor Richard Gomez

Click here to watch the message of Mayor Richard Gomez

TRAININGS CONDUCTED:

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.


TRAINING:
The Program is composed of five (5) modules, which are divided into 15 learning sessions. Beginning with Batch 5, these are delivered through a blend of 10 synchronous (online/live via Zoom) and asynchronous (self-paced/offline with downloaded materials) sessions. The Program spans 10 days (2 weeks, and 1 day of special sessions) of half day sessions (about 2-4 hours per day).

1. LEARN: Discussions on key concepts from the Planning Guide through interactive and recorded lectures
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.


RESOURCES:

  • The Planning Guide was approved by NDRRMC in March 2019. The Guide is informed by the country’s experience in managing large scale disasters and global good practices on disaster recovery and reconstruction.

  • The Training Manual contains training modules, guide, and teaching strategies. This will also serve as a guide for participants who already completed the Program so they can cascade it to their colleagues in their respective localities.

  • The Workbook is for the training participants and serves as a supplementary document to the Planning Guide. It contains ready-to-use templates and toolkits for disaster rehabilitation and recovery which participants can easily use and customize to prepare their local recovery plans and programs.

  • The Post-Disaster Shelter Recovery Policy Framework (PDSF) is a guide for the continuous improvement of the country’s capacity to ensure full recovery of households and communities affected by natural disasters. The PDSF reflects successful approaches from the Philippines and other countries that can be utilized in future disasters and improved over time. This will guide the preparation of rehabilitation and recovery plans in the aftermath of natural or human-induced disasters..

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:
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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