Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction Management

Featured Projects

Sector Experience

PRIMEX works with local partners to protect the poor and vulnerable through climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction and management projects.

PRIMEX has solid experience in working with regional institutions, scientists, local governments, people’s organizations, and communities in climate change adaptation and DRRM projects. As Implementing Agency for the ADB Regional Technical Assistance for Coastal and Marine Resource Management – Southeast Asia (TA 7813-REG), PRIMEX assessed the vulnerability of coastal and marine ecosystems and resources to climate change impacts and designed and implemented community-based interventions to minimize or mitigate impacts in Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines.

We assisted the Philippine Climate Change Commission in the enhancement and finalization of the Philippine Country Programme, 2020 for funding by the UN Green Climate Fund (GCF). PRIMEX also provided technical support to ADB’s Pacific Department in the preparation of the Pacific Climate Change Implementation Plan (CCIP) and the design and implementation of projects in the Pacific, which focused on the mainstreaming of climate change considerations in-country strategies and programs and the improvement of the ability and resilience of Pacific countries to prepare for, and respond to, the challenges posed by climate change impacts through adaptation and mitigation.

In 2015, PRIMEX conducted an assessment of the legal/regulatory and institutional framework for DRRM in the Philippines and identified the  enabling and constraining factors for the (i) mainstreaming of ex ante DRRM in development, investment, and spatial planning; (ii) risk-informed planning, budgeting, investment programming, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation (M&E); (iii) disaster risk financing and insurance (DRFI); and (iv) planning, coordination, and monitoring of recovery and rehabilitation and the development of a disaster recovery

Areas of Expertise

  • Climate change adaptation
  • Climate risk and vulnerability assessment
  • Disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM)

Selected Projects

Technical Advisory Services on the Piloting of Activities for the Preparation of Country Programmes and Related ProcessesPhilippinesJun 2019 – Aug 2020Oxford Policy Management Ltd.
Preparing the Resilient Communities Development Project (TA 9413- MYA)MyanmarAug 2018 – Dec 2018ADB
Regional Technical Assistance for Coastal and Marine Resource Management – Southeast Asia (TA 7813-REG)Indonesia, Malaysia, and the PhilippinesAug 2012 - Dec 2017ADB
Review of the Legal and Institutional Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM)PhilippinesApr 2015 – Sep 2015
World Bank
Decentralized Framework for Sustainable Natural Resources and Rural Infrastructure Management (TA 7716-PH)PhilippinesJul 2011 – May 2014ADB
Strengthening Climate Risk and Resilience Capacity of Pacific Developing Member Countries, Phase I (TA 7827-REG)Pacific RegionSep 2012 –Jun 2013ADB
Project Monitoring and Evaluation System for Disaster Risk Reduction and ManagementPhilippinesApr 2012 – Jun 2013World Bank
Preparing the Building Climate Resilience in the Pyanj River Basin Project (TA 7980-TAJ)TajikistanApr 2012 –Nov 2012ADB
Regional Cooperation on Knowledge Management, Policy, and Institutional Support to the Coral Triangle Initiative (TA 7307-REG)Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New
Guinea, Philippines, Solomon
Islands, and Timor-Leste
May 2010 – Jul 2013ADB
Strengthening the Capacity of Pacific Developing Member Countries to Respond to Climate Change (TA 7394-REG)Pacific RegionFeb 2010 –Sep 2011ADB
PRSC-C91573 (PHI): Climate Change Implementation Plan (CCIP)Pacific RegionJun 2009 –Jul 2009ADB