BDR-SSP Project

History of the DR-SSP Project

  • It was conceived and created in 2006, after typhoon “Reming” left massive destruction in the entire Bicol region, where Albay province suffered the most
  • Albay is exposed to hazards from annual typhoon. Its proximity to the conditions and the volcanic activities of Mayon heighten its risks
  • The 2006 event which combined the surge of heavy rains and strong gust of wind and lahar, causing enormous loss of life and property, became striking and notable and caught international attention for Albay province
  • The project proponents, set out to examine options other than emergency aid for addressing disaster risk
  • The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) referred to prospective disaster risk management, which can be an input to policy in development planning for medium- to long term disaster risk reduction
  • While the DR-SSP Project was being conceptualized, Legazpi City in Albay, offered an opportunity in terms of both timeliness and need as a pilot site for the proposed approach:
    1. has started to review its principal development plans (CLUP, CDP)
    2. having an active and engaged group of civil society
    3. Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) who were motivated to work with the local government on the theme of the project, and
    4. LGU executives who were used to the practice of dialogue and consultation with CSOs.


Development Objective of the Barangay Level Disaster Risk-Sensitive Shelter Plan

The development objective of the Barangay Level DR-SSP
To develop the capacity of Philippine civil society organizations (CSOs) in integrating Disaster Risk Reduction measures with development planning and programming.

How to achieve this development objective
Provide the CSOs with skills, knowledge, tools and instruments which will enable them to integrate people’s development agenda with local government planning and DRRM, through participatory and community-led activities.


Expected outputs from the actual implementation of the Barangay Level DR-SSP Project

Participatory experience and skills development on:

  • data gathering
  • collective planning
  • preparing and clustering of contiguous shelter plans
  • strategy formulation
  • project identification and proposal writing
  • timely preparations of activities and plans based on the local budget cycle, and
  • advocacy

Shared benefits

The experience and skills acquired, will enable the POs to identify and plan for project that could provide share benefits and advantage for the majority of their community.

Updating of socio-economic and settlement conditions

Data, information and plans from the project could be used as updated inputs for the People’s Plan, Barangay Development Plan and the City/Municipality Shelter Plan.


  • Capacity-Building Training for DR-SSP

Growing disaster resiliency in Region 12 (SOCCSKSARGEN) and the rest of Mindanao