Mindanao Summit on Disaster Risk Reduction and Geo-hazard Awareness was conducted at Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental, on February 18 and 19, 2012. Through the summit, the three-page “Mindanao Declaration on Disaster Risk Reduction Priorities” was prepared and approved by consensus.
The summit was convened to discuss and learn lessons from the Sendong tragedy by two senators in Mindanao. The issues tackled were the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Action Plan, the Philippine Clim ate Change Action Plan, Typhoon Sendong: A scientific explanation on what happened, the state of disaster preparedness in Mindanao, Geo-hazard zones in Mindanao, water use challe nges, and civil society participation. The summit gathered some 300 participants from government and civil society on the first day and about half that number on the second day.
|Source Institution||Japan International Cooperation Agency|
|Place of Publication||Manila|
|Original Publication Date||September 1, 2013|