Disaster Preparedness and Response (DPR) took centre stage this week as 150 delegates from national government, provincial, city, and municipal local government units (LGUs), academic institutions, and non-government organizations (NGOs) assembled for a national forum organized by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the United States Agency for International Development’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA). This year’s national forum – the second of its kind – focused on the achievements and challenges of DPR practitioners and setting directions for the next year.
In this photo are (L-R) Assistant Secretary Raymond Liboro, DOST; Dr. Mohammad Khan, USAID Philippines; Assistant Secretary Vilma Cabrera, DSWD; Representative and Country Director Praveen Agrawal, WFP Philippines; Secretary Virgilio delos Reyes, DAR; Undersecretary Austere Panadero, DILG; Civil Defense Deputy Administrator Romeo Fajardo, OCD/NDRRMC during the DPR National Forum 2014.
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Photo credit: WFP Philippines/Anthony Chase Lim