CARE has worked in the Philippines since 1949. In the Philippines, CARE empowers communities to address their vulnerability to natural hazards, climate change, environmental degradation and other shocks and stresses, and to strengthen their resilience. CARE Philippines is promoting the integration of disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and ecosystem management and restoration as an effective approach to build community resilience, thus applying the approach across all our programs.

Currently, CARE Philippines is part of the Partners for Resilience program and the Moving Urban Poor Communities Towards Resilience (MOVE-UP) project, both being implemented in Metro Manila and other provinces to actively engage local and national governments, civil society organizations, the private sector and communities in fortifying their capacity to reduce risks, and to prepare for and respond to disasters.

CARE is also part of the TUKLAS Innovation Labs, a project supported by the START Network, in developing community-centered innovations on disaster preparedness. CARE is facilitating the Central and Southern Luzon Lab that supports nine Filipino innovations for various disaster-prone communities. CARE also pilots the Resilience and Innovation Learning Hub (RILHUB), which offers a platform for communities, civil society organizations, academia, government, and the private sector to collaborate in exploring solutions and developing knowledge, and to facilitate the sharing of experience and best practices on Integrated Risk Management (IRM). The RILHUB also promotes learning through development of training materials, trainings, and organizing other learning events that focus on IRM.