Not just about building houses, but building secure landscapes: A rapid assessment of Habitat for Humanity resettlement sites in Malabon and Navotas

A rapid site assessment of resettlement sites in Malabon and Navotas was undertaken last 1 August 2013 by a team from the Institute of Environmental Science for Social Change in response to a request from Habitat for Humanity-Philippines. Read More »

The Philippine Working Group on Disaster Risk Resilience

Philippine Working Group (PWG) are organized through the Institute of Environmental Science for Social Change (ESSC), a Jesuit research organization in the Philippines that promotes environmental sustainability and social justice through the integration of scientific methodologies and social process. Read More »

Site selection assessment and criteria and other post-disasters concern: A meeting report of the Philippine Working Group om Disaster Risk Resilience

Site selection assessment and criteria and post-disaster challenges on relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction, and recovery, especially in a post-typhoon Yolanda context were also discussed. Read More »

The role of structure and infrastructure in disaster reduction.

There is now an awareness that after typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) hit central Philippines last 8 November 2013, infrastructure broke down, and not just roads and bridges, but also communication channels, power, water, transportation. Read More »