Support local innovations that are developed, cultivated, tested, and refined by local communities by providing platform, mechanism, and resources.
The project operates on a nationwide scale, encompassing the three major regions of the Philippines – Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Initially, the project's reach will be confined to these areas, but potential expansion plans are under consideration for the future.
The hubs are given the discretion to focus on the hazards that are most relevant to their specific regions. Earthquakes and volcanic eruptions tend to be the most common threats in Luzon. In contrast, typhoons and floods are the typical dangers in Visayas. Mindanao, however, is primarily confronted with the issue of armed conflict.
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.
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.
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
To organize, harmonize, promote and sustain innovation practices across sector and levels through an established community of practice and knowledge management system