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.

This is an exciting time for localisation of aid. CODE-NGO and the Humanitarian Leadership Academy both see that creating the Center for Humanitarian Learning and Innovation is a way to ensure that both organisations’ programmes and services related to disaster preparedness and humanitarian learning remain relevant, effective and impactful for the Philippines and even beyond.”

– Diosdado ‘Dong’ P Waña, former Director of the Philippines Academy Centre, and now Director of the Center for Humanitarian Learning and Innovation (CHLI)


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“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


“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

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The Way Forward: Business Continuity For Cooperatives In The Philippines

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