Bangsamoro Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Research, and Extension Program  – in compliance with R.A. 10121 – Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010 and Executive Order No. 0012 issued by the BARMM Chief Minister, this program addresses the concern on disaster prevention and mitigation, and climate adaptation through technological integration, research and extension. It aims to strengthen the disaster resiliency of the Bangsamoro Community and its adaptation on the impacts of Climate Change.

The program intends to address its accountability to the Bangsamoro as vice-chair of BDRRMC on Prevention and Mitigation through formulating, harmonizing, and translating into policies the national and regional agenda for research and technology development on disaster risk reduction and management. This program will also strengthen the regional government and local government partnership through Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO)  in dealing with services to the public.

BARMM is establishing its programs and policies on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management in order to mitigate the impacts of all possible disaster that may occur and to build a prepared and disaster resilient communities.

Recently, areas in BARMM Region was hit by natural disasters like typhoons and flashfloods which was not been experienced for the past decades. Anent this, the ministry plays a vital role in Disaster Prevention and Mitigation. This program would strengthen the Thematic Area I of the Bangsamoro Disaster Risk Reduction and Management by establishing technological networks and equipment, conducting research and development on disaster prevention and mitigation, and thru capacitating the communities to adapt on technology advancements that could prevent loss of lives and properties during calamities.

BARMM recorded high poverty incidence which translates to millions considered poor families or below the poverty threshold. Poverty, lack of skills and a fragile community, when these vulnerable aspects of society meet natural disasters like storms, floods, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, or the combination leads to disaster areas. Population growth and distribution, especially increased population density also increases vulnerability to disasters.

In the past, science and technology have been used to predict and monitor natural disasters such as earthquakes, typhoons, and floods. By understanding the patterns of these events, Bangsamoro Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Research, and Extension Program had been formulated to address these issues and current challenges.

Advanced Technologies can spread information more quickly, improve understanding of the causes of disasters, enhance early warning systems, give people time to evacuate or take other safety precautions, assess damage in new ways and add to the knowledge base of the social behaviors and economic impacts after a crisis strikes. The wide spectrum of technologies used in all four pillars of disaster management especially on prevention and mitigation.