THE PROJECT 

Pinnovation Academy Project Logo - Main.
  • Support local innovations that are developed, cultivated, tested, and refined by local communities by providing platform, mechanism, and resources.

  • Geography: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao initially but will consider possible expansion.

  • Topics: The hubs can choose most relevant hazards to focus. The most common for Luzon are earthquakes and volcanic eruptions,  for Visayas typhoons and floods are most likely, and in Mindano, armed conflict is a major hazard.  

THE GOAL
  1. To engage and influence the government in supporting DRRM innovations at the local levels through integrating innovation platforms, framework, and system in the national and local DRRM framework and systems.

  2. To establish an Innovation Academy (The Pinnovation Academy) which will encourage local communities to understand and identify the problems before, during, and after disasters. Moreover ideate, develop, test, and scale up local solutions for DRRM

  3. To organize, harmonize, promote and sustain innovation practices across sector and levels through an established community of practice and knowledge management system

AdobeStock_167918633.jpeg
BACKGROUND
  • The 2018 World Risk Report ranked the Philippines as the third most disaster-prone country worldwide. The Philippines also ranked 5th among countries mostly affected by extreme weather events caused by climate change according to 2019 German Watch report. 

  • Every year, the Philippines experiences around 20 typhoons causing massive flooding, landslide, and storm surges in high risk areas. The Philippines also experiences disaster caused by geological hazards such as volcanic eruption, earthquakes and liquefaction and human-induced disasters such as conflict and terrorism

  • On average, asset losses due to disasters every year is estimated at US$1.4 billion while wellbeing losses is higher at an estimate of US$3.9 billion per year.