Martes, Abril 9, 2019

MOVE UP - Moving Urban Communities Towards Resilience

MOVE UP NATIONAL LEARNING CONFERENCE honor the journey of Champions in Building Urban Communities' Resilience.

The Moving Urban Poor Communities Towards Resilience or the Move Up Project
started its second phase in the later part of 2017. The project aims to empower and assist communities to become more resilient to both natural and man made calamities such as fires, earthquakes and typhoons. In order to achieve this goal, there are three main interventions that currently being applied: designing and employing alternative temporary shelters for resilient and sustainable livelihood, and sharing latest innovations and technologies on different risk transfer modalities.

For its first phase the project focused on three cities prone to natural and man made calamities: Quezon City, Malabon and Valenzuela City. On its second phase, it expanded to include Navotas and Caloocan. The Move Up Project also has various activities running alongside its big interventions to assure that project targets are met.

The project targets to address the gaps in urban communities' resilience through the following initiatives: Develop the models of Alternative Temporary Shelters ( ATS ) for the most vulnerable urban poor; Develop and implement strategies for resilient livelihood, and Identify mechanisms to engage the private sector in creating demand for risk transfer modalities.

Risk mitigation initiatives enhance and expand the livelihood options of the targeted communities. The risk transfer mechanisms will provide the urban poor communities and local government units the capacity to bounce back after a disaster.

The project is funded by the European Union Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations ( ECHO ).

The Move Up Project is run by consortium of international non-government organizations ( INGOs ) led by Plan International Philippines, together with Action Against Hunger and CARE Netherlands with its local partner ACCORD.

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