Workshop Summary

National Workshop in the Philippines

The Concept Note No. 20 [CN20] for Strengthening Institutional and Policy Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) Integration is one of the Flagship and Priority Projects under the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER) Work Programme Phase 2 (2013-2015). The concept of strengthening institutional capacity and policy frameworks for effective implementation of DRR and CCA actions is succeeded in the Priority Programme No. 3. ADVANCE: A Disaster Resilient and Climate Adaptive ASEAN Community under the AADMER Work Programme 2016-2020. The CN20 Project being implemented by a JICA Project Team in 2016-2017 aims to support the Working Group on Prevention and Mitigation under the ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management (ACDM) in setting the direction and designing a roadmap to realise these concepts. For that, the Project Team has completed baseline studies in each ASEAN Member State which result was compiled in a Progress Report and shared with ACDM members in April 2017. Based on the findings and analyses, three National Workshops in May-July followed by a Regional Forum and Senior Official-Level Forum in September and November respectively will be organised to consolidate and adopt common regional approaches for realising the concept.



  • To discuss current conditions including constraints and barriers for implementing DRR and CCA and their integration against water-related disasters of flood, storm, landslide and drought

  • To discuss directions and necessary actions for improving DRR and CCA and their integration

  • To discuss possible common approaches for facilitating DRR and CCA integration in ASEAN which will be fed into the discussion at the upcoming Regional Forum and Senior Official-Level Forum



  • National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), Office of Civil Defense (OCD) [National Project Coordinator and ACDM focal point]

  • JICA Project Team


Participants: A total of about 40 participants from agencies related to DRR of water-related disasters and CCA and co-organisers:  

  • Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)

    • Flood Control Management Cluster (FCMC)

    • Water Resources Division, Bureau of Design

  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)

    • Mines and Geoscience Bureau (MGB)

    • Forest Management Bureau (FMB)

    • Land Management Bureau (LMB)

    • National Water Resources Board (NWRB)

    • River Basin Control Office (RBCO)

  • Climate Change Commission (CCC)

  • Department of Science and Technology (DOST)

    • Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)

    • National Irrigation Administration (NIA)

  • Department of Agriculture (DA)

    • Bureau of Agricultural and Fisheries Engineering

  • Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS)

  • National Economic and Development Agency (NEDA)

    • Development Planning Department

  • Department of Finance (DOF)

    • Section related to Climate Adaptation Fund and Other Climate Change Related Funds

    • Division of International Finance Group

  • Others

Date:  12 July 2017 

Venue: Seda Vertis North Hotel, Quezon City, the Philippines

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