Philippines: WFP Strengthens The Government's Logistics Information System For Disaster Response Preparedness
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Published on 2 February 2012

WFP is closely working with the Philippines' Department of Social Welfare and Development in order to strengthen and build the government agency's capacity for Disaster Response Preparedness.

Philippine Department of Social Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman and World Food Programme Philippines Country Director and Representative Stephen Anderson recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement to strengthen the DSWD’s disaster response capacity. The partnership, funded by the USAID/Office for Foreign Disaster Assistance, aims to use information and communication technologies to improve logistics information flow within DSWD, which will be of particular relevance in the immediate aftermath of natural disasters, providing the Philippine Government with timely and accurate information that will allow for swifter emergency responses. WFP National Ambassador Against Hunger KC Concepcion witnessed the signing.