RCE Northern Mindanao - 2022

Location

Philippines
PH
Web-GRiD: A Decision Support Tool for Local Government Units (LGUs) in COVID-19 Response and Recovery Operations
Basic Information
Title of project : 
Web-GRiD: A Decision Support Tool for Local Government Units (LGUs) in COVID-19 Response and Recovery Operations
Submitting RCE: 
RCE Northern Mindanao
Contributing organization(s) : 
Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan
National Resilience Council
Focal point(s) and affiliation(s)
Name: 
Dexter S. Lo
Organizational Affiliation: 
Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan
E-mail: 
Name: 
Gina S. Itchon, MD MSc
Organizational Affiliation: 
Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan
Name: 
Jefferson R. Vallente Jr
Organizational Affiliation: 
Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan
Format of project: 
Manuscript
Language of project: 
English
Date of submission:
Friday, September 30, 2022
Geographical & Education Information
Region: 
Asia-Pacific
Country: 
Philippines
Address of focal point institution for project: 
Xavier University Main Campus, Corrales Avenue
Ecosystem(s):
Target Audience:
Community, Higher
Local Government Units
Contents
Status: 
Completed
Period: 
June, 2020
Rationale: 
Web-based Geospatial Risk Database (Web-GRiD) is a decision support tool that
uses geographic-based analysis to capture the unique characteristics of a
particular location at a particular time. The training allows users to develop a
data-driven, risk-informed (problem-focused, systems-lens, solutions-oriented),
geospatial-approach and online decision support tool to ensure more suitable
and workable plans of actions. Thus, users are able to make informed decisions
based on the importance and priority of resources at a particular location.
Objectives: 
The online training is an advanced-level course on Geographic Information
System (GIS) focused on web-based GIS technologies, techniques, and
operations and its use in risk assessment and mapping of public health
disasters. The training is comprised of synchronous and asynchronous modules
designed to facilitate effective learning, demonstration and hands-on
experience of web-based GIS tools. It also includes a mini risk assessment and
mapping project to be presented as a final requirement for completion.

By the end of the training course, the participants are able to:

1-explain the basic concepts, terminologies, and components of public health;
2-explain the basic concepts of, terminologies, and components of web-based GIS assessment; and
3-illustrate web-based GIS mapping of HEV factors and risk overlays
Activities and/or practices employed: 
In an attempt to assist the local government units to develop a decision support tool that is data-driven, risk-informed, problem-focused, systems-lens, solutions-driven, using the geospatial approach, six (6) pilot cities, one (1) provincial LGU, and one (2) CSO's all over the country have undergone intensive online training and coaching and mentoring sessions on Web-GRiD. These were: Cities of Cagayan de Oro, Iloilo, Muntinlupa, Naga, Ormoc, and Zamboanga, the Province of Bataan, the Kasagana-Ka Cooperative, and the Peace and Equity Foundation. The training consisted mainly of principles of epidemiology and the use of Geographic Information System (GIS) for mapping.
Results: 
As an output from the training, the LGUs are required to develop an actual application of web-based GIS risk assessment and mapping. The dashboards are produced and used by the local government units for daily decision-making not only in the midst of the COVID 19 emergency but also for cautious response and recovery. These dashboards have also been presented in local and national colloquia.
Funding: 
The project is implemented in partnership with the National Resilience Council (NRC).
Funding institutions for the training sessions include the Carlos P. Romulo Foundation and the Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF)

Pictures:

File Name Caption for picture Photo Credit
Image icon a_Class Photo 1-with logo.png (2.51 MB) Culminating Activity of the Coaching and Mentoring Phase of the Web-GRiD Training Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan Social Development Office
Image icon b_DSLo-2.png (699.39 KB) Presentation of Engr Dexter Lo on Web-GRiD as decision support tool Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan Social Development Office
Image icon c_Sample storyboard-CDO2.png (697.86 KB) Sample storyboard as an output from the training produced by the LGU of Cagayan de Oro Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan Social Development Office
UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
(https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs) and other themes of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
SDG 8 - Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all 
Indirect
SDG 11 - Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable 
Direct
SDG 17 - Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development 
Indirect
Theme
Disaster Risk Reduction 
Direct
I acknowledge the above: 
Yes