Climate Change Disaster Risk Management (CCDRM) Unit


The Planning and Development Research Foundation, Inc. (PLANADES) is a non-stock corporation with a company sub-class non-stock, non-profit organization engaged in research, consultancy and extension services, academic development and training in environmental, urban and regional planning, and related disciplines. Incorporated by a group of specialists and practitioners, its articles of Incorporation were registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission in December 1976, with its Code of By-Laws subsequently approved the following year. In 1978, PLANADES was certified as a tax-exempt corporation by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), formerly the National Science Development Board. It formally entered into a working and collaborative arrangement under a Memorandum of Agreement dated 10 August 1978 with the U.P. School of Urban and Regional Planning (UP SURP) where the corporation is presently based PLANADES is a NEDA/COFILCO Accredited Firm with FILCON Consultant Code No. CC-100054. In close collaboration with U.P SURP, PLANADES has since operated as a private entity engaged in promoting studies and applied research and providing technical assistance by way of consultancy/extension services to government and non-government entities. It has also supported scholarships and professorial chairs, as well as the development of publications and other related areas.

PLANADES established its formal Disaster Risk Management/Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation office in 2015 and what is now called Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management (CCDRM) Unit. The creation of CCDRM Unit shows the dedication of PLANADES to mainstream DRR and CCAM in policy formulation and development plans particularly in PLANADES’s Projects especially related to climate change action plan priority areas (i.e.,  food Security, water security, ecological and environmental stability, human security, climate friendly industries and services, sustainable energy, and knowledge and capacity development); sustainable development goals 2030 (i.e., no poverty,  zero hunger, good health and well-being, quality education, gender equality, clean water and sanitation, affordable and clean energy, decent work and economic growth, industry, innovation and infrastructure, inequality, sustainable cities and communities, responsible consumption and production, climate action, life below water, life on land, peace and justice strong institutions, and partnerships to achieve the goal); and disaster risk reduction management thematic areas (i.e., Disaster preparedness, response, rehabilitation and recovery and prevention, and mitigation); including land-use and urban planning; and public infrastructure and housing among others.

 The PLANADES CCDRM Unit aims to strengthen long-term disaster resilience through capacitating communities on climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction management. It shall develop and implement programs in the areas of community resilience recovery and rehabilitation, and research and innovation.