Midsayap, Cotabato Province – In a significant step towards enhancing disaster preparedness and resilience, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in collaboration with the Department of Social Welfare and Development XII and Local Government Unit of Midsayap, conducted a successful simulation exercise following a comprehensive contingency planning workshop.
This initiative is part of a broader effort to make Midsayap a pilot area for the Building on Social Protection for Anticipatory Action and Response in Emergencies and Disasters (B-SPARED) project.
The B-SPARED Simulation Exercise, held last
October 6, was a testament to the commitment of UN-FAO, DSWD, and LGU-Midsayap to strengthen the community’s ability to respond effectively to calamities and emergencies. The event brought together key stakeholders and agencies to coordinate and test their response strategies in the face of potential disasters.
During the simulation exercise, participants showcased their capacity to collaborate seamlessly, ensuring the safety and well-being of the community in the event of a disaster. The scenario-based training allowed for a thorough examination of the coordination and readiness of the involved organizations, with a particular focus on flood preparedness in the region.
This simulation exercise serves as a pivotal example of how the partnership between UN-FAO, DSWD XII, and LGU-Midsayap is actively contributing to the enhancement of disaster preparedness and resilience in the flood-prone barangays of the said municipality.