A toolkit for communities, citizen groups, and local government units

The Philippines is continuously met by disasters such as super typhoons caused by the worsening climate crisis, and the COVID-19 pandemic has brought the world to halt while waiting for vaccines. Building resilient communities: Promoting people participation to address disaster risk is a collection of stories from Greenpeace’s partner organizations and local government units (LGUs) that found grassroots initiatives and solutions to some of the challenges in a disaster response. The narratives written here exemplify how people-centered programs co-created with people from communities affected by disasters, can strengthen and tailor-fit their disaster response to the urgent needs of the community. The topics in this report focus on food systems, housing and shelter, inclusive mobility, planning with people, and community-managed DRR initiatives. This publication aims to serve as a toolkit for other organizations and LGUs from which they can adopt ideas and sustainable practices suited for their own communities, as we continuously work toward long-term and systemic solutions.