Philippines Centre

Opened in November 2015
Location: Luzon
Director: Diosdado “Dong” Waña

Contact: philippines@humanitarian.academy

About the Centre

Over the past two decades, the Philippines endured a total of 274 natural calamities, making it the fourth most disaster-prone country in the world. The Philippines is also among the top ten countries with the most number of people affected by weather-related disasters alone, at 130 million. The country experiences an average of 20 typhoons per year. It is prone to earthquakes volcanic eruptions, as well as flooding. Climate change threatens the country and armed conflict is present in the southern part. While there have been efforts to respond to disasters, it is not enough. We need to prepare for crises, respond and bounce back better and more efficiently after disasters to save more lives.

The Philippines Academy Centre was launched on 26 November 2015.

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Philippines Kaya Courses

Introduction to nutrition

This UNICEF module provides an introduction to nutrition – one of UNICEF’s focus areas. It introduces work approaches, core concepts and interventions.

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Introduction to the Core Humanitarian Standard

Understand and apply the Core Humanitarian Standard.

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Introduction to advocacy

This module introduces the ways in which UNICEF uses advocacy. It was developed for UNICEF staff but will provide useful information for all humanitarians.

 

Our projects in Philippines

Business Continuity Planning project in the Philippines

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Survivor and Community-led Response Approach  in the Philippines

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saidi

“SAIDI GSOD, in the pursuit of its vision and mission, forged this partnership with the Humanitarian Leadership Academy, a kindred organization, to contribute at embedding an “organization development lens” in humanitarian response.”

Dr. Rosalina Ora’a-Fuentes, PhD, Southeast Asia Interdisciplinary Development Institute, School of Organisation Development

PDRF

“By partnering with the Humanitarian Leadership Academy to strengthen the disaster resilience of SMEs through proper Business Continuity Planning training, we not only strengthen their capacity to recover after a disaster but also contribute to the overall economic growth of the Philippines.”

Rene S. Meily, President, Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation

Philippines Impact Stories

Women In The Lead: Alert And Ready Communities

Women in the Lead: Alert and Ready Communities

Some people stand up to extreme situations and become heroes while others make heroic choices out of every situation. Felissa is both.
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Learning With Kaya – Joana’s Story

Learning with Kaya – Joana’s story

Joana Villaflor, 34, is an Independent Consultant. She has worked in the development and humanitarian sector for eight years now, managing and delivering trainings and disaster risk reduction projects.
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Business Continuity Planning (BCP) Project – One Year On

Business Continuity Planning (BCP) Project – One Year On

The Business Continuity Planning (BCP) project is supported by Unilever and implemented by the Philippines Academy Centre.
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