In December 2017, a flashflood caused by continuous rains brought by Typhoon Vinta swept through the remote and marginalized farming villages of Calimudan and Mindalano in Lanao del Norte. Scores of houses were washed out and more than 100 people were killed. A total of 50 hectares of farmlands were buried with mud and about a hundred hectares of crops were affected by the flood and strong wind. The flashflood worsened the economic conditions of the two communities, and until today they struggle with the aftermath of Typhoon Vinta.

ECOWEB partnered with AWO International to strengthen the resilience of Barangays Calimudan and Mindalano. Through trainings, drills, and implementation of small-scale mitigation measures, the project seeks to capacitate the two communities and their barangay (village) government to better manage and reduce the impact of disaster risks. The project also hopes to protect livelihoods by assisting famers in the diversification of crops and by providing micro-grants to self-help groups, so they can begin supplemental livelihood activities.

ECOWEB is a national organization based in Iligan City with operations in the Lanao provinces, Misamis Oriental, Zamboanga Peninsula, Caraga, Eastern Samar and Leyte. The organization is now on its 12th year of work on poverty reduction, conflict transformation and peacebuilding, disaster risk reduction and climate action, human rights protection and good governance.




Project information

Title: Community-based Disaster Risk Reduction and Management for Typhoon Vinta Affected Barangays in Lanao del Norte

Implementation areas: Lanao del Norte, Philippines

Target Group: Residents of Lanao del Norte, Philippines


- Disaster risk reduction

- Livelihood activities

Implementation period: 2018-2019

Budget: 39,444 € (2018), 23,750 € (2019)

Donor: Aktion Deutschland Hilft e.V.







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Executive Director: Regina S. Antequisa

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