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Building a Disaster Resilient Quezon City Project
August 2012 - August 2013
Location: Quezon City Philippines
Sponsored by: Quezon City Government

Project Summary

 A Comprehensive Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Plan was completed for Quezon City. It includes detailed risk assessments for quake and flood hazards; determination of hotspots; a six-year investment plan with priorities and monitoring and evaluation mechanisms; putting in place an emergency management system; the development of a City Risk Atlas and Profile; and training activities.

The Quezon City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Plan (QC DRRMP) for 2014-2020 is the concluding outcome of the 12-month “Building a Disaster Resilient Quezon City Project.” The plan is organized along the four (4) thematic areas as prescribed by the DRRM Act, and completed using sectoral planning approach in order to effectively mainstream DRRM in the city’s functions.

 Project Objectives

 Assess, optimize and align the current DRRM investments and resources to comply with RA 10121 and international standards.

  • Establish a disaster risk reduction and management system within the city government based on the requirements of the standards.
  • Institutionalize DRRM protocols, policies, procedures and functions within the Quezon City Government
  • Undertake a specialized training program that supports the implementation of the above and builds DRRM expertise and competency in the city government.


The development of the DRRMP adopted a fully participatory process by which stakeholders’ interests, inputs and consensus determined the outcome. Experts in various fields developed the scientific data and analyses and guided the TWG members in the data collection, data interpretation, discussions and recommendations.

Project Organization. As a result, the programs, projects and activities produced by the plan are fully validated and mainstreamed with the city’s processes. Having a strong and functional project organization ensures that all aspects of the project are planned, discussed and agreed upon between EMI and Quezon City officials. The project required four (4) executive and office orders from the mayor, and held 19 meetings and workshops.

Work Flow. Implementation of the project activities entails a structured process that engages the TWG in constant communication and coordination with the Steering Committee, which is the decision-making body of the project headed by the mayor.

Ensuring Sustainability and Ownership. Techniques for ensuring sustainability, transparency and ownership are inherently included in the project’s implementation process through the participation of the TWG and the incorporation of a capacity building component. It establishes principles of good governance and puts a premium on collective contribution.

Project Accomplishments/Deliverables

  1. Quezon City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Plan (QC DRRMP) for 2014-2020
  2. Quezon City Risk Atlas
  3. Emergency Management Training Program
  4. Hazards, Vulnerability and Risk Assessment Report
  5. Quezon City Disaster Risk Geo-Spatial Database and User Manual
  6. Situational Assessment Reports
    • Legal and Institutional Arrangements
    • Land Use Planning and Construction Codes & Standards
    • Emergency Management
    • Geographic Information System for DRRM
    • Quezon City Risk Profile

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