Doctoral Research

What is a disaster? Is it the howling winds and rains announced on the weather forecast? Or the vulnerabilities of those whose lives, homes and livelihoods are repeatedly destroyed? Learn the stories of grassroots women leaders from three barangays in the Philippines — one from a city, a farming village, and an island — who lead their villages’ own disaster response efforts.

This film series on the politics of community-based disaster management is a doctoral research project by Chaya Ocampo Go, co-directed by Grace Pimentel Simbulan & Relyn Angkuan Tan (2019).

Fieldwork for this project was conducted with the aid of a 2018 Doctoral Research Award from the International Development Research Centre, Ottawa, Canada.