RIDAM, an Ilokano term which literally translates to “be or on alert” is the University’s platform for disaster education, awareness, and preparedness advocacy.
The advocacy has three (3) components:
- Education and awareness campaign;
- Research and community engagement; and
- Capability building and volunteerism.
The Disaster Task Force is responsible for the implementation of the University’s disaster education and preparedness program. Composed of employees and volunteer students the Task Force operates to achieve the following vision, mission, and objectives:
Northwestern University is a member of the Ilocos Region 1
Platform of the Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management.
The alliance is composed of the academe, faith-based organizations
and groups, non-government organizations, business sector,
media organizations, local government, and national agencies.