Resilience Capacity Building for Cities and Municipalities to Reduce Disaster Risks from Climate Change and Natural Hazards, Phase 1

The "Resilience Capacity Building for Cities and Municipalities to Reduce Disaster Risks from Climate Change and Natural Hazards, Phase 1" or Project ReBUILD, is a project currently being implemented by the Climate Change Commission – Climate Change Office (CCC-CCO), in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and funding assistance from the Government of New Zealand/New Zealand Aid Programme (NZAP).


Project ReBUILD aims to increase capacities of key local actors in the pilot city of Tuguegarao and municipalities of Enrile and Iguig in the Cagayan River Basin (CRB) in Region 2 and the pilot city of Passi and municipalities of Zarraga and Dumangas in the Jalaur River Basin (JRB) in Region 6, to manage disaster risks from and adapt to the overall impacts of climate change towards resilient and sustainable development. It is also intended to improve the governance framework by putting in place the necessary enabling policy environment, mechanisms, systems and tools, as well as, improving the competencies of the concerned personnel to address disaster risks from natural hazards and climate change which set back development gains and make the vulnerable poor population poorer.

Output 1:  Climate change/disaster risk vulnerabilities of Cagayan and Jalaur River Basins assessed

•    Multi-hazard and socio-economic profiles of target areas
•    Risk maps of target areas
•    Vulnerability and Adaptation reports
•    Impact models (Flood, LS and SS)

Output 2:  Priority climate change adaptation and disaster risk mitigation measures for priority cities and municipalities around the Cagayan and Jalaur River Basins developed

•    CBMEWS established & operationalized
•    Inter-Agency/Multi-Sectoral Coordination Mechanism(s) for Disaster Preparedness & Response strengthened

Output 3:  Climate change/Disaster risk management mainstreamed into the target areas’ planning and regulatory processes

•    Awareness of general population of all municipalities and cities surrounding the Cagayan & Jalaur river basins raised
•    Increased competencies of local planners & key academic partners to mainstream climate/disaster risk management into Comprehensive Land Use Plans (CLUPs)/ Community Development Plans (CDPs)
•    Climate/Disaster proofed” CLUPs/CDPs
•    Risk-based regulatory and development planning guidelines

Output 4:  Socio-economic resilience of the poor and most vulnerable in target areas developed

•    "Climate resilient" livelihoods designed and piloted
•    Risk sharing/transfer mechanism(s)

Output 5:  Local knowledge management (KM) systems established in selected target areas

•    Local KM systems adopted and institutionalized

•    Decrease in degradation rates of critical environmental and natural resources
•    Decrease in mortalities, morbidities and economic losses from natural hazards and environmental degradation
•    Provision of climate resilient livelihood options for the vulnerable communities

US$ 1.22 Million

     CSCAND agencies                     
     Universities/Research Institutions

Climate Change Commission – Chair
United Nations Development Programme – Co-Chair


•    Government of New Zealand/NZAP
•    Department of Environment and Natural Resources
•    Department of Interior and Local Government
•    Department of Science and Technology
•    Department of Trade and Industry
•    National Economic Development Authority
•    Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board
•    Philippine Commission on Women
•    League of Cities of the Philippines
•    League of Municipalities of the Philippines
•    League of Provinces of the Philippines
•    Office of the Civil Defense / NDRRMC

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