Youth participation in disaster risk reduction and management councils

Since Republic Act (RA) No. 8044 mandates and designates the NYC as the national youth arm, its presence in the NDRRMC will ensure that all knowledge materials will also be seen through the lens of the youth. Its network of youth organizations will also be able to receive information, thus prompting them to act efficiently and effectively during disasters.

The NYC’s membership in the NDRRMC shall adequately promote and realize youth participation in the NDRRM process. (Fernandez & Shaw, International Journal of Disaster Risk Science, 2013) With RA No. 8044 as the legal basis and overseer in the implementation of the Philippine Youth Development Plan (PYDP), NYC is in the best position to adequately promote the youth’s interests.

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