RAPID

 

The Resilience and Preparedness towards Inclusive Development (RAPID) ProgramRAPID funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) of the Australian Embassy, is an expansion of Project Climate Twin Phoenix, which implemented prior interventions in Regions 10 and 11. RAPID is envisionedseeks to (a) strengthen the capacity and preparedness of 12 Yolanda-affected local government units (LGUs) in Samar and Leyte and their coastline communities, (b) to manage risks from and adapt to the overall impacts of climate change towards resilient and sustainable development. Specifically, it aims to It (1) focusesbuild capacities  on risk management, which covers risk and vulnerability assessments, (2) build emergency preparedness and response, (3) assist in climate/disaster risk reduction, and (4) develop a strengthened regulatory framework via control measures to land use planning, engineering standards, and project design approval. RAPID developed the climate and exposure database (ClimEx.db) to support extensive profiling of affected municipalities which defines the vulnerability of exposed populations, structures, and economic activities in areas most likely to be affected by hazards, as well as the extent of risks in terms of damage and losses.  The project engaged 12 local government units12 LGUs the project engaged in include: Tacloban City, Palo, Tanauan, Tolosa, Dulag, Mayorga, MacArthur, Abuyog, all in Leyte; and Basey and Marabut in Samar; and Lawaan and Balangiga in Eastern Samar.