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What humanitarian need is being addressed?

According to an article published on Relief Web:

Asia-Pacific is the world’s most disaster-prone region, and is home to an estimated 650 million people with disabilities. People with disabilities are four times more likely to die in a disaster than people without disabilities. However, they remain largely unaccounted for in most disaster risk reduction (DRR) plans and policies.

The Maps&Cards for DRR project will focus on the inclusion of persons-with-disability in local DRR planning.

What is the innovative solution and how will it improve existing humanitarian practice?

Maps&Cards for DRR offers an innovative and creative solution to ensure persons with disabilities are part of the DRR planning process. This set of community-based activities ensure that the voices and needs of people with disabilities are heard, considered, and incorporated in local DRRM planning and management – specifically in contingency planning.

What are the expected outcomes?

  •  Research or situational analysis of persons with disabilities in humanitarian context
  • Field testing of Participatory 3D Modelling and a card game combined
  • Case studies reflecting on the experience of the community and team in piloting the set of community-based activities

Photo Credit: Eric S. Sister/PGS

Members of the Maps&Cards for DRR team engage in a hearty discussion while playing a DRR game
Members of the Maps&Cards for DRR team engage with Brayan Carino, a Person-with-Disability, during a testing of the card game of the Maps&Cards for DRR in Barangay Talayan, Quezon City last February 1, 2020

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