Monday, May 16, 2011

Makati City Host UNDAC (United Nation Disaster Assestment and Coordination

The Business capital city will hold the first United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) Course. This UNDAC Course will be the very first here in the Philippines and it was partnered by Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Geneva this week May 16 to 20, 2011, at the Makati City Hall.

“We are proud to host this UNDAC Refresher Course that will enhance the search and rescue and emergency response capability of Makati and other localities in the country.  It is consistent with our ongoing advocacy for climate and disaster resiliency, which we hope will become a concerted effort nationwide,” Mayor Binay said. 

The Refresher Course aims to update UNDAC regional teams on the latest methodologies on team deployment and mobilizations, developments in humanitarian response system, as well as enhance the practical skills in the use of UNDAC mission kit (such as software applications, GPS and satellite phones), and team building among UNDAC members.  

The city government of Makati has partnered with foreign governments and agencies and local institutions in order to expand awareness and knowledge on disaster resiliency not only in Metro Manila but in the country as well. 



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