By Dave Albarado
Tagbilaran City – For five days beginning Monday, Bohol will host a regional workshop on disaster risk reduction and preparedness at a hotel in Panglao town.
The Regional Workshop on Disaster Risk Reduction: Preparedness and Disaster Displacement will serve as a dialogue among governments in the Asia Pacific to seek solutions and to encourage collaborations in confronting natural disasters and other calamities.
It will have discussions on community resilience, disaster displacement, and the use of science and technology including innovation in reducing the risk of disasters.
About 60 participants are expected from 15 countries. Aside from host Philippines, other countries expected to join today are Fiji, Kiribati, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Cook Islands, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.
Information from Bohol's capitol said the workshop is the Philippines' demonstration of commitment to the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.