HomeLagumlalang: A Refereed Journal of Interdisciplinary Synthesisvol. 1 no. 2 (2012)

University-Based Disaster Risk Management (UBDRM) for De La Salle Araneta University

Abigail Salva | Glenn S. Banaguas

Discipline: Education, Governance



Academic community is one of the most vulnerable sectors affected by natural and anthropogenic disturbances such as climate change and extreme related events.  School administrators, professors, students, teaching and non-teaching staff have their own diverse schemes in construing these environmental perils. This study probes the subjects’ level of awareness about the risk, the impacts to their learning process and works, the biophysical attributions that the University has experienced, the psychological impacts to every individual in the University community, and the different initiatives that have been introduced by the administrators to address the effects and risks of climate change and other types of disasters. Participatory Action Research is a tool used socially and environmentally that systematically gathers information and helps the subjects to understand and solve the problems existing as well as to reduce the risks of climate change. DPSIR Framework was integrated to University-Based Disaster Risk Management, and following the Hyogo Framework for Action to create a proposal that could help the university to be prepared in times of disasters.