Typhoon Rolly in November 2020 wreaked havoc to coastal communities of Tabaco City, Albay, exposing their vulnerabilities to disastrous impacts of the sea in terms of coastal flooding, storm surges and landslides. Fortifying the coastal areas against these impacts usually entails huge infrastructural expenditures which can be prohibitive to local governments.
Representatives from selected LGU participants from the Improved Resilience to Future Disasters Project, an ADB-funded and DILG-Implemented project, joined the Regional Knowledge Forum on Post-Disaster Recovery which was organized by ADB. Held on November 17 to 18, 2016, the LGU representatives showcased their outputs from the 6-month mentoring sessions, which include their conceptual land use plans and development plans. One of the selected representatives is Nelia Teposo from the Municipality of Babatngon in Leyte, who was chosen to be one of the case speakers during the forum.
In commemoration of ASSURE’s service in reconstruction and rehabilitation especially in Yolanda‐affected areas, this general assembly was convened. ASSURE’s 1st General Assembly and Symposium, with the theme "Post-Yolanda: Feedback from the Field", was a knowledge-sharing event to present and discuss the observations, experiences, and lessons learned from these missions by the volunteers concerned.
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