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The Local Government Academy (LGA) continues to strengthen its linkages and partnerships with various institutions in delivering capacity development programs for local governments.  Currently, the LGA has organized a consortium of academic institutions in the Philippines to offer the Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Curriculum for local governments. The consortium is a formal association of academic and research institutions for the purpose of engaging in joint undertaking in Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation.

The draft Philippine DRR Curriculum is being developed by the LGA in partnership with Brandon University of Manitoba, Canada - the first university in Canada which offered a program on Disaster and Management. To work towards this end, the LGA conducted a workshop in identifying the set of outcomes that graduates of the curriculum are expected to achieve.  Mr. Jack Lindsay, Associate Professor in Applied Disaster and Emergency Studies (ADES) Department of Brandon University facilitated this workshop in coming up with the learning outcomes.  In another workshop facilitated by the LGA, the Consortium has also agreed on the roles and responsibility of stakeholders in formalizing the consortium.

The curriculum development workshop was held on February 18, 2016 at the Lancaster Hotel Manila, in Mandaluyong City.  Representatives from Harvard University, Save the Children Philippines and Makati DRRM Office also participated in the workshop as observers.

 

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