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Join this conversation with DRRM experts: How do we achieve #ZeroCasualty?


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Join this conversation with DRRM experts: How do we achieve #ZeroCasualty?
What can be done to achieve #ZeroCasualty, especially as the effects of climate change become more evident? Join this special session by #FactsFirstPH happening on Friday, July 28, at 1 pm via Zoom

MANILA, Philippines – In a disaster-prone country like the Philippines, what can communities do to achieve #ZeroCasualty? What is the role of facts in disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM)? 

To answer these questions and more, the #FactsFirstPH initiative, through Rappler’s civic engagement arm MovePH, is hosting a special session in commemoration of National Disaster Resilience Month titled, “#ZeroCasualty: How do we get there?” on Friday, July 28, at 1 pm via Zoom.

The session features a panel discussion with Oxfam Pilipinas’ monitoring, evaluation, learning and social accountability manager Randee Cabaces; and Phivolcs’ Director Dr. Teresito C. Bacolcol. It will be moderated by Rappler’s senior reporter Pia Ranada.

Throughout the years, both those in the national and local level have made it a point to achieve #ZeroCasualty and build a culture of proactive resiliency. As the effects of climate change become more evident, more innocent lives, livelihood, and opportunities are at risk. This is especially relevant in a country like the Philippines which sees an average of 20 tropical cyclones a year.

The session aims to pull together stakeholders from public and private sectors – including representatives from local disaster risk reduction and management offices, civil society, among others – to be part of this conversation on how we can realize #ZeroCasualty.

It also aims to highlight the role of individuals and various sectors in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery to achieve zero casualty. 

This special session is part of the #FactsFirstPH community learning series which aims to discuss the basics and important concepts of responsible digital citizenship, as well as promote productive conversations on sectoral issues anchored on using social media for civic engagement. 

It is also co-organized by Caritas Philippines, Media Educators of Mindanao, Oxfam Pilipinas, UP Visayas’ iWrite, The Gateway Publication of Central Mindanao University-College of Arts and Sciences, Explained PH, Bike Scouts, Center for Disaster Preparedness, and Youth Advocates for Climate Action Philippines. 

Slots to the event are free but limited. Interested participants may register here or click the button below: 

After registering, kindly wait for the confirmation message from MovePH and its partners for the final details of the program. For inquiries, email move.ph@rappler.com. – with reports from Anamarie Antolin/Rappler.com

MovePH is open to hearing from organizations interested to partner for the #FactsFirstPH community learning series. Feel free to reach out to move.ph@rappler.com.

Anamarie Antolin is a Rappler intern from Bulacan State University—Main Campus. She is an incoming senior studying Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

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