One of the challenges in the drive to build a prepared, adaptive and disaster–resilient Philippines is to promote public awareness on disaster preparedness.
The Philippines, one of the signatory countries in the Hyogo Framework of Action (HFA), has been constantly seeking for innovative means to educate the general populace in response to HFA’s Priority Action 3: Use knowledge, innovation and education to build a culture of safety and resilience at all levels.
The Disaster Information for Nationwide Awareness Project or Project DINA is the Philippines’ proof of commitment to the realization of the HFA’s priority action 3.
Project DINA paves the way for the public exposition and access of disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) information materials. The project showcases a number of audio–visual presentations (AVPs) which discuss DRRM topics, enabling the public to undergo online DRRM–related instruction. Through this system, the public can gain disaster preparedness knowledge on what to do before, during and after the following hazards:
- Tropical Cyclones
- Volcanic Eruptions