The following observations are drawn from the opening workshop of the ESRC/DFID funded project: ‘Poverty Alleviation in the Wake of Typhoon Yolanda’. The workshop was held on 30 September 2015 at Balay Kalinaw, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines. Delegates at the workshop were drawn from academia, civil society, the business community and the military2. Around 50 delegates attended the workshop. All of the delegates involved in the workshop were experts or had experience in disaster relief either in the field or as a topic of academic and policy research.
This working paper is the fourth in a series run by the ESRC/DFID funded project ‘Poverty Alleviation in the Wake of Typhoon Yolanda’. This project monitors the effectiveness of the Typhoon Yolanda relief efforts in the Philippines in relation to building sustainable routes out of poverty.
This project monitors the effectiveness of the typhoon Yolanda relief efforts in the Philippines in relation to building sustainable routes out of poverty. The focus is on urban population risk, vulnerability to disasters, and resilience in the aftermath of these shocks and the conditions in which agency can be built over time.
Climate change and variability are impacting livelihoods. Most governments in developing countries see this in the context of rural agriculture and food security. This work instead approaches the effects on problems of the urban poor.