The City Government of Malaybalay conducted a 3-day comprehensive training session on Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) and Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Protection at Dahilayan Forest Park, Manolo Fortich from April 17-19, 2024.

The initiative was spearheaded by the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) with the aim of enhancing participants’ knowledge, attitudes, and skills for effective camp management, especially in real-life scenarios.
Attended by 28 participants representing various key offices including the City Mayor’s Office (CMO), City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO), City Health Office (CHO), City Veterinary Office, City Agriculture Office, City Engineering Office, Department of Education (DepEd), Philippine National Police (PNP), City Administrator’s Office, Liga ng mga Barangay, and the CSWDO.

The resource speakers from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Region 10 included Ramiel Guinandam, Carlo Nicoh B. Lequin, and Joseph Manuel Aguja, who shared insights and expertise on CCCM and IDP protection strategies.

The training focused on identifying key activities throughout the camp life cycle—before, during, and after the displacement of families—to ensure the delivery of essential services to IDPs. Moreover, it aimed to define the roles, responsibilities, and lines of coordination among camp management personnel to enhance their performance in crisis situations.

CCCM and IDP protection are integral components of humanitarian efforts, aiming to provide timely and well-coordinated assistance during emergencies and disasters. These initiatives ensure the availability of safe, secure, and accessible evacuation centers for affected individuals and families.

Various training methodologies were employed during the sessions, including lectures, discussions, workshops, and simulations, to provide participants with practical skills and knowledge that can be
applied in real-world scenarios.

Overall, the training served as a crucial platform for capacity-building and collaboration among key stakeholders, ultimately strengthening the city’s response to emergencies and disasters, and improving the welfare of IDPs.