Guidelines for Adapting TPM in the context of COVID-19


International Advisory, Products and Systems (i-APS) has been awarded a contract by Plan Inter- national USA to perform real-real time verification for a 17-month project supporting the neighbor- hood rebuilding efforts of residents of Area 4 (Barangays 62 and 62-A) in Tacloban City titled “Building Back Better in Tacloban: Post Haiyan Community Rehabilitation” Project that was de- signed in response to the devastation by Super Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013. The project sought to help Area 4 to “build back better” through improved shelter and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) facilities complemented by integrated Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Protection mecha- nisms. To distill and document positive learnings and lessons learned from the project and draw out both good practic- es and areas for improvement. The study will cover the following themes • Follow-on activities in Area 4 and other areas of Tacloban City. • Urban Shelter & Settlements (S&S) program and relationship between “squatters” (non-tenured residents), landowners/landlords, City Hall, and neighborhood residents. • Reasons for over-fulfillment of assistance. • Shelter & Settlements assistance dimensions. • Lessons and Good Practices for Shelter and Settlements S&S in a space-constrained urban area. • Donation 30 total rebuilds to Villa Plan. • Beneficiary response to 2-story T-shelters. • Collaboration with Eastern Visayas State University (EVSU) on DRR-Settlements infrastructure mitigation work. • Performance of mitigation work in recent storms. • Integrating hardware (Shelter + WASH improvements) with software (Protection and DRR programming). • Beneficiary satisfaction/complaints/suggestions for improvement, related to (a) Plan engage- ment, interaction with target neighborhoods; and (b) project improvements to neighborhood. • The organizational experience of Plan. To learn more about this program please contact Agron Ferati, i-APS Executive Director at >[email protected] or Frank Manfredi Senior Director, Resilience Practice Area – Plan Interna-tional USA at [email protected]