Courses Offered

The Capacity Building and Training Service offers two-fold training programs:

  • National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Training Program
  • Civil Defense Education and Training Program

National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Training Program

The National DRRM Education and Training Program (NDRRMETP) oper­ates on the idea that DRRM efforts can be categorized as “self-help efforts”, “mutual-help efforts”, or “public-help efforts.” “Self-help efforts” are the efforts done by each individual to reduce damage from disasters, such as confirming evacuation routes, preparing emergency bags, and strengthening houses against disasters. “Mutual-help efforts” are the efforts and/or initiatives done by community-based organizations, such as pre­paring a risk map of the community, conducting evacuation drills in a com­munity, and helping each other at evacuation camps. “Public-help efforts” are the efforts done by the government for risk reduction and management, such as improvement of public infrastructures for mitigating risks, raising public awareness, keeping emergency equipment, providing search and rescue oper­ations, managing evacuation camps, and implementing measures for recovery. When all of these efforts are optimally executed, a society becomes resilient against disasters.

Civil Defense Education and Training Programs

The primary goal of the Civil Defense Education and Training Program (CDETP) is to equip the OCD employees and civil defense practitioners with the appropriate knowledge, skills, and competencies for more effective and efficient delivery of tasks and responsibilities given to them under the RA 10121. This is in view of the realization of the OCD’s goal, being the lead agency in orchestrating all DRRM efforts in the country, to be the Center of Excellence in DRRM by 2020. While there are many other factors that influence the realization of OCD’s goals, such as well-managed physical and financial resources, and strengthened external linkages and support, the core of the work and success of OCD reprises to its people. Thus, there is a need to ensure that the OCD employees are well-capacitated with the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for the operationalization of their tasks.

Download our catalogue for more information about our training programs and courses offered:

Education and Training Programs Catalogue

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