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Disaster-resilient construction

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Holcim Philippines, recently partnered with Build Change Philippines, an organization focused on building disaster-resilient homes in developing nations, to strengthen local structures against natural calamities.

The parties agreed to work together to support areas impacted by super Typhoon Odette in 2021, via disaster-resilient housing projects.

This includes endeavors to build or retrofit houses, schools, and evacuation centers for disaster resilience and capacity-builiding through training and advocacy of policies or financing strategies to key stakeholders.

Both organizations also committed to develop a scalable affordable housing program, in collaboration with other key stakeholders like microfinance institutions to increase access to affordable, disaster-resilient homes, particularly for the more vulnerable segments of society.

At the signing ceremony were (left to right): Build Change Philippines program officer Marvin Daryl Riego; country director Arnel Capili; Holcim Philippines senior vice president and chief sustainability officer Zoe Sibala, and vice president for communications and corporate social responsibility Cara Ramirez.

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