UNISDR HFA Success Story – Philippines: Making Resilience Happen


This video uploaded by the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) shows an HFA success story featuring the Philippines. It reveals how the Philippines institutionalised its actions to become resilient against the hard impacts of natural hazards. Working under the framework of the 4 pillars of disaster risk reduction and management, it also demonstrates how the Filipino people works together, adapts, and uses the best available tools and approaches to communicate hazards and risk management at grassroots level.

UNISDR was established in 1999 as part of the UN Secretariat with the purpose of ensuring the implementation of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction. The Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) is “the first plan to explain, describe and detail the work that is required from all different sectors and actors to reduce disaster losses. It was developed and agreed on with the many partners needed to reduce disaster risk – governments, international agencies, disaster experts and many others – bringing them into a common system of coordination. The HFA outlines five priorities for action, and offers guiding principles and practical means for achieving disaster resilience. Its goal is to substantially reduce disaster losses by 2015 by building the resilience of nations and communities to disasters. This means reducing loss of lives and social, economic, and environmental assets when hazards strike.”

Source: http://www.unisdr.org/we/coordinate/hfa

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