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Distribution of iAFFORD Cards to project participants in Barangay Matarinao, one of the priority areas of the B-READY Project. (Photo: PDRRN)
“Everything begins with the science,” says Global Parametrics founder Professor Jerry Skees. B-READY was Global Parametrics’ first involvement in a project that values and operationalizes communityparticipation in anticipatory financing for DRR.
The Philippines is where the B-READY concept was born and developed. The experience of Oxfam in cashtransfer programming in the country specially during the humanitarian response in the aftermath of STY Haiyanand the connectivity to Global Parametrics led to the pilot implementation of the B-READY...
Distribution of iAFFORD Cards to project participants in Barangay Burak, one of the priority areas of the B-READY Project. (Photo: PDRRN)
It has been acknowledged that women and men experience disasters differently. Gender and otherintersecting factors such as socio- economic conditions, cultural beliefs, and traditional practices shapethe disaster experience of individuals, as well as their ability to recover.
A mother and merchant during a cash out transaction in Barangay Palanas. (Photo: PDRRN)
Over time, there has been a growing acknowledgment that cash transfer is an efficient strategy for deliveringaid because it provides recipients the power and flexibility to decide and acquire what they need and, in theprocess, jumpstart the local economy.
Distribution of iAFFORD Cards to project participants in Barangay Butig, one of the priority areas of the B-READY Project. (Photo: PDRRN)
There are two things that PDRRN values in the B-READY Project – forward thinking and working together. For the network, anticipation and partnership are key to saving lives and building back better, faster.
Cristina in her house at Barangay Matriano (Photo: PDRRN)
In June 2019, Cristina’s family qualified to be part of the B-READY Project and the heads of households —in the case of her family, her husband — were invited to join the orientation and trainings.
As an active volunteer and mother-leader herself, there is nothing else that she desires more than her familyand community’s safety in times of calamities and disasters, including the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
With its vision of modeling a safer, adaptive, anddisaster risk-resilient municipality, the municipality of Salcedo in Eastern Samar province was chosen as the pilot implementation area for the B-READY Project. Home toalmost 23,000 individuals that make up around 5,000households, the fifth-class...