Post-Haiyan: Enhancing Resilience through Disability-Inclusive Community-Based Disaster Risk Management in Tabogon, Cebu
Duration: June 2015 – November 2017
The ENABLED Project is one of the pioneering initiatives currently being implemented in the Philippines that seek to mainstream disability perspectives into disaster risk management programming. Specifically, the project promotes disability inclusive community-based disaster risk management in the Municipality of Tabogon, Northern Cebu, a town heavily affected by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013 and is also among the municipalities in the province which have the highest prevalence of disabilities within its population. As the project centrepiece, the initiative adopts the Purok System, an internationally renowned participatory whole-of-community-approach to disaster risk reduction, as a means through which disability inclusion can be facilitated. The project is funded by Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund (ASB), a German relief and social-welfare organisation engaged in a wide range of social service provision in Germany and abroad.