CEBU City, August 23, 2014 — Caritas Philippines held a two-day workshop on August 11 to 12 for Diocese Social Action Centers (DSACs) under the REACH Philippines program, an economic recovery and rehabilitation program for disaster-affected areas.
Held in Cebu city, the workshop on Minimum Economic Recovery Standards (MERS) was intended to increase the capability of the DSACs to help people in crisis situations recover their jobs and sources of livelihood.
The MERS is a set of rules and guidelines for post-disaster economic recovery drafted, recognized, and used by more than a hundred humanitarian NGOs worldwide.
The workshop was facilitated by Tony Dimes and Adam Clark, development workers from the SEEP Network, with extensive experience in humanitarian projects in Africa.
The activity was attended by the program directors, program managers, and livelihood officers of the nine dioceses covered by REACH: Borongan, Calbayog, Northern Cebu, Antique, Capiz, Jaro, Kalibo, and Coron. (SocialActionNews)