Dingdong Dantes: Help save lives using Project Agos
MANILA, Philippines – Dingdong Dantes, Commissioner-at-Large of the National Youth Commission (NYC), is calling on netizens to use social media in achieving a zero casualty target when Typhoon Chedeng (Maysak) hits.
"The youth can help report critical information such as flooded areas, damaged roads, or people in need of rescue by reporting your location and the situation on the Project Agos Disaster Alert Map," Dantes said in a video message.
As Typhoon Chedeng threatens parts of Luzon, MovePH, the civic engagement arm of Rappler, and partner agencies like the NYC will need Project Agos volunteers to gather the following information:
- Preparations of local government units
- Hazards (Flooding, landslides, wind, rainfall)
- People in need of rescue and assistance
- Infrastructure damage (e.g., roads, bridges)
- Damaged communication facilities (e.g., cell sites, electric posts)
- Relief needs and operations
The information that volunteers gather will be relayed to national government agencies and local responders who can use the information to prepare for and respond to Typhoon Chedeng (Maysak).
Citizen journalists can also send reports, photos, and videos on how their families and communities are preparing for Typhoon Chedeng.
NDRRMC OpCen deployment
MovePH is also calling for volunteers to help monitor social media and coordinate response efforts for our #Maysak response.
The volunteers will be deployed to the operations center in Camp Aguinaldo from April 2 to April 5 to monitor social media reports and respond using the Project Agos Alert Map. This initiative is a collaboration among the following agencies and groups with the support of:
- NDRRMC, Office of Civil Defense (OCD), and other government agencies
- Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)
- National Youth Commission (NYC)
- Orange Helmets
Volunteers are requested to bring their own laptops and 3G phones with hot spot capability.
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Project Agos is a collaborative platform that combines top-down government action with bottom-up civic engagement to help communities learn about climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction. The project harnesses technology and social media to ensure critical information flows to those who need it before, during, and after a disaster. It is a partnership between Rappler and key government, private and civil society groups. It is also supported by the Australian Government.