Digital PH

Organisation: NASSA/Caritas Philippines

Location: Philippines

Type of grant: Seed-Funding

Status: Ongoing

  • Ronald Abao, Program Manager of Caritas Palo, during one of the convergence sessions with the local government unit of Tanauan, Leyte, presenting the HIF-funded project.

  • JD Melendres (centre) of Caritas Palo and the technical consultant during the geo-tagging activity in Brgy. Catmon, Tanauan, Leyte.

  • Jing Rey Henderson, NASSA/Caritas Philippines' Communications and Partnership Development Coordinator, during one of the project presentations with the Diocesan Social Action Centres.

When a disaster occurs, humanitarian agencies frequently carry out independent assessment activities resulting in delays and inefficiencies. And all too often, they fail to sufficiently engage local communities. The DIGITAL PH project (Digitized Community Disaster Risk Mapping and Information for Efficient Humanitarian Response and Development Programming in the Philippines) builds on a comprehensive mapping of 176 communities during the three-year Haiyan recovery and rehabilitation program, to digitise and make available validated and up-to-date information on community demographics, vulnerabilities and capacities, and other vital information for future response.

The innovation aims to put communities first, by empowering them to maintain this information in an online database, and to use it in the event of an emergency to assess needs, and respond appropriately. The platform will also be opened up to other responders.

More information coming soon.

Elrha is a registered charity in England and Wales (1177110).

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