AUTHOR/S:  Lourdes R. Simpol, Eduardo E. Descalsota, Josef Rene L. Villanueva


KEYWORDS: Geospatial, Disaster Risk Management, Mitigation Plans


              This study entitled, Geospatial Data as Complementary Tools for the Enhancement of Disaster Risk Management and Mitigation Plans of the 20 Barangays under Project BRAVE in Agusan del Sur was commissioned by Save the Children in relation to its Project on “Building Resilience: Addressing Vulnerabilities in the Environs of Agusan del Sur (BRAVE)” to the Tropical Institute for Climate Studies (TropICS). Project BRAVE is being implemented in 20 barangays and schools in the Municipalities of Bunawan, Rosario, Sta. Josefa, and Veruela. This three-year project aims to deliver activities that will strengthen Disaster Risk Management in Education, Livelihood, and Technical Planning support for Local Government Units (LGUs).

             A separate team has already concluded the conduct of capacity assessment in relation to Livelihood, Education, and Governance systems (Manuta et al. 2015). An exhaustive study, it puts forward recommendations on capacity-building for the three systems.

              The present study is designed not only to strengthen and complement the earlier assessment but also to input data into the Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Management Plan of the 20 barangays under the four municipalities. Significantly one recommendation is for the establishment of a system relating to all existing DRR and mitigation devices donated by different agencies.

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