D&P Partners’ Conference on the Reconstruction and Recovery Efforts in Yolanda-Affected Areas 

Co-convenors: Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (D&P), Caritas Filipinas Foundation (CBNCP-NASSA), Freedom from Debt Coalition, Focus on the Global South


  1. Determine the status and challenges of the reconstruction efforts by government and non-government actors in Yolanda-affected areas and communities;
  2. Ascertain the extent and level of participation of the local people/ the affected population in the multitude of reconstruction programs implemented by various organization at all levels;
  3. Learn from the recovery and reconstruction experiences of other countries (Haiti, Aceh) and international organizations; and
  4. Come up with recommendations and actions on how to address identified challenges, issues, and gaps concerning the reconstruction efforts towards addressing short-term and long-term needs to rebuild communities and people’s lives.


Overview of draft program:

November 12, 2014:

PM: Night of Remembrance, Solidarity and Healing

November 13, 2014:

AM: Plenary on State of Recovery and Reconstruction Work in Yolanda-Affected Areas

PM: Panel Discussions: Experiences and Challenges on the Ground

November 14, 2014:

AM: Lessons from Post-Disaster Recovery Efforts in Other Countries

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