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Morodin discusses the importance of frequent and proper handwashing in front of community members during the Mum's Magic Hands Graduation at Sultan sa Barongis, Maguindanao. The 'graduates' are expected to become health champions within their communities and ensure the project's sustainability. (Photo: IDEALS)
Morodin Mangintas Mohammad, 26, is the secretary of Tugal village, Sultan sa Barongis, Maguindanao, a village of approximately 732 people. As a village secretary, Morodin keeps the records of their village, its population, including live births and mortality data. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in...
Norhaimin Omar, 26, is an elected youth council leader and health promotion champion keeping her community safe from Covid-19 and other infectious disease outbreaks by teaching young people the importance of proper handwashing and hygiene. Her village in Shariff Saydona Mustapha, Maguindanao is a designated evacuation area that hosts hundreds of families forced to flee their homes because of armed conflict, even during Covid-19 lockdowns. “My dream is for my community to be safe from violence and the corona
At 9AM in Barangay Tukanakuden in Sultan sa Barongis, Maguindanao province, health champions would start flocking in the barangay hall. The champions refer to these training sessions as “classes”. The roster of champions is diverse – most of them are mothers, as they are the project's primary...
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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.