PDRRN’s Commitments to One Humanity Shared Responsibility
The People’s Disaster Risk Reduction Network, Inc. (formerly the Pampanga Disaster Response Network or PDRRN), is a development and humanitarian non-government organization working primarily in high-risk but least served communities in the Philippines through community-based disaster risk reduction approach. Since its establishment prior to the Mt. Pinatubo eruption in 1991, PDRRN has worked with community-based disaster response organizations, local government units (LGUs), government agencies, and civil society organizations to advance the DRR work in the country. PDRRN is a member of the Humanitarian Response Consortium (HRC), Alliance of Sphere Advocates in the Philippines (ASAP), Disaster Risk Reduction Network-Philippines (DRRNetPhils.) and the Southern NGO Network.
PDRRN sees the World Humanitarian Summit 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey as an important step for all development and humanitarian actors, primarily the UN member states to reaffirm their commitments to humanity and humanitarian principles, and agree on commitments for effective delivery of humanitarian assistance that promotes the dignity, safety and rights of disaster-affected women and girls, men and boys and other vulnerable sectors.
As we endorse the Charter for Change that calls for localizing humanitarian aid, PDRRN shall strive to improve its own capacity and continuously work with other stakeholders in putting people at the center of humanitarian aid and building local humanitarian leadership.