CITY ENGAGEMENTS
In Partnership with the National Resilience Council

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Here, the transdisciplinary principles, concepts, and methods are  put into practice by bringing in science to inform policies and investment in  the local government level. The CCARPH works closely with the National Resilience  Council, Manila Observatory, and local governments in five key cities to craft science-informed, socially-inclusive, and gender-sensitive resilience plans

NAGA CITY

Case Study

Attempts to produce a climate change vulnerability assessment using the CDRA process have been ongoing in the city. Inputs, so far, have been qualitative, and this study sets out to come up with an objective measure to assess the social vulnerability of the city to flooding for the CDRA process.

The study sought out to answer the following questions:

    • How are socially vulnerable households in Naga City characterized?
    • What is the degree of social vulnerability of the city households?
    • Where can the socially vulnerable households of the city be located?
    • Is there a difference in the characteristics of socially vulnerable households in the city based on the CBMS of 2011 and 2014?

CDRA Workshops

The results of the physical sciences, such as hazard maps, and the social sciences (i.e. social vulnerability index), were presented to the CDRA workshop trainees. Through these workshops, the inclusion of science into the Barangay Development Plans were made possible. Programs, projects, and activities were drafted in the “Mainstreaming Barangay Resilience in the BDPs, 2020-2022” four-day workshop in 2019. These help the barangay LGUs in the budget alignment of their Annual Investment Programs (AIP). These BDPs and AIPs are now submitted to the Naga City LGU, and the City DILG Office. 

In the 4-day workshop, the ADNU-CCAR team taught local officials and representatives of each of the 27 barangays of Naga City to appreciate science-based planning and decision making. In pursuing the three themes of the ADNU-CCAR Project – Science and Technology, Social Sciences, and Leadership and Governance, the Center for Community Development coordinated with the Naga City Resilience Council where the Liga ng mga Barangay is a member.

ADNU CE Partnership for Post-Typhoon Ulysses Installations

The Ateneo Innovation Center (AIC), lead research team of CCARPH on Technologies for Climate & Disaster Resilience, shares their post-Typhoon Vamco (Ulysses) response: Deployment and installation of Ten (10) Ateneo Clean Water Systems in flood-affected areas of Metro Manila (Marikina City), and Camarines Sur province (Municipalities of Magarao and Canaman, and City of Naga). 

These installations were made possible with the help of the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU), Ateneo Innovation Center, Ateneo de Naga University, ADMU Office of the Vice President for Social Development, ten Ateneo Junior College students, the Coastal Cities at Risk in the Philippines: Investing in Climate & Disaster Resilience (CCARPH) project, and the International Development Research Centre.

ADNU CE Partnership for DIGDI Project

An ongoing project of ADNU Civil Engineering Department with the ADMU AIC is: Disaster Resilient and Self-Sustaining House for Community Growth and Resilience Development Innovations (DIGDI). The project aims to create a self-sustaining, disaster-resilient house made of Recycled Coarse Aggregate Concrete (RCAC) with a clean water system, built-in rainwater catchment facility, aquaponics system, solar-powered radio communication system, domestic liquid waste-treatment system, Mobile Cloud technology, and communal cooking area with a water heater.

ILOILO CITY

Case Study

Through the Coastal Cities at Risk in the Philippines Project of Ateneo de Manila University, and the Resilient LGU Program of the National Resilience Council, Manila Observatory (MO) together with University of the Philippines – Visayas (UPV) and Iloilo City Government conducted a Climate and Disaster Risk Assessment (CDRA) of Iloilo City, after which an Integrated Risk Analysis based on hazard-exposure-vulnerability maps was overseen.

An important component of the meeting was social vulnerability analysis, which focused on the inherent vulnerability of communities, social groups, and individuals to environmental hazards. The analysis showed the socio-economic and demographic contexts in which hazards occur, thus providing a comprehensive understanding of the disaster risks confronting the city.

 

CDRA Workshops

The Resilience Collaboratory of the Manila Observatory led the first scoping meeting for the Climate and Disaster Risk Assessment (CDRA) Coaching and Mentoring (C/M) Project in Iloilo City last 23-24 May 2019. This is a part of the Science and Technology track of the Resilient Local Government System Program of the National Resilience Council (NRC).

The scoping meeting is part of the bigger convergence meeting along with Coastal Cities at Risk Philippines and NRC.

 

Web-GRiD

The Web-GRiD project in Iloilo produced outputs such as epidemic curves and case doubling time which greatly assisted the LGUs in constructing policies for assisting in combatting the effects of the pandemic.

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CCARPH-NRC Lecture Series Webinar IV

Gender and Resilience in a Coastal City: Stories of Equity and Sustainability from the Ground

METRO MANILA

Muntinlupa CITY

Barangay Resilience Partnership

The Muntinlupa Resilient Barangay Program was launched on Aug. 7, 2019 through the signing of the partnership agreement, led by Mayor Jaime Fresnedi. The event was followed by a climate disaster risk assessment (CDRA) workshop headed by Manila Observatory (MO), where barangay officials characterized their barangay’s current disaster resilience state.

During the Young Leaders for Resilience Program (YLRP) of the Top Leaders Forum 2019 in SMX Manila, Philippines, students from Muntinlupa bagged first prize for their prototype “Seismo-Power Terminator” , which was designed to shut down electricity/power of larger commercial structures during earthquakes. This aims to prevent the possible impacts of two interlinked hazards – earthquakes and fires, which was especially important for this team of students as they live in Muntinlupa which may easily be affected whenever a major earthquake occurs.

 

Web-GRiD

Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa, in partnership with the City Government of Muntinlupa, participated in the National Resilience Council’s Web-based Geospatial risk database (Web-Grid) for COVID 19 pandemic risk and recovery training program

PLMun 2020 Resilience Driven Curriculum

From May to June 2021, Dr. Emma Porio (CCARPH Project Leader and Principal Investigator) facilitated a workshop with faculty members from the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa with the targeted output of the revision of PLMun’s NSTP and General Education courses in order to integrate risk-informed, resilience-driven planning, as well as to introduce the concept of gender, climate, disaster resilience, and sustainability.

Webinar on Equitable Resilience in Muntinlupa City

Engineering Equitable Resilience in Metro Manila: Possibilities for Urban Transformation in Muntinlupa City, CCARPH-NRC Lecture Series

METRO MANILA

VALENZUELA CITY

2018-2020: SAM-CGE and SD Engagements - Research Development

Integrated into the IUSRI, CResT, and CGE resilience models

Yearly Engagements

2018

    • Ateneo Innovation Center’s Solar-powered Clean Water System, with the Foundation for the Development of Urban Poor, featured in ABS-CBN Bandila, April 2018 (VIDEO, right)
    • CCAR2 Project meets with Valenzuela City Technical Working Group on Barangay Resilience (Article)
    • CCARPH and City Government of Valenzuela Meeting (Article)
    • Field visit of MDRR students in Disiplina Village Bignay (GALLERY, right)
    • Presentation of Ms. Elenita Reyes (Head of Valenzuela City Housing & Resettlement Office) in forum on women (CCAR Synthesis Report 1)
    • Valenzuela City Risk Resilience Workshop | First Stakeholders Meeting and Launch of the Valenzuela City Resilience Initiative (CCAR Synthesis Report 1)

2019

    • “Valenzuela City: Engendering a Resilient System in the Local Government Unit” (Newsletter)
    • CCARPH Midterm Conference Booth of ICFP, November 11 (GALLERY, right)

2020

    • Meeting with Mayor Rex / Visit to Mayor’s Office, Feb 2020 (Link)
    • Conference booth for ICFP, March 2020 (GALLERY, right)
    • Online Lecture No. 2 | Climate, Resource Management, and Human Development Lecture Series 2020.  (VIDEO. right)

2021

    • Community Pantry donations (Link, Link)

Solar-powered Clean Water Systems deployment in Valenzuela City

MDRR Field visit

ICPF Conference Booths, 2019-2020

Online Lecture 2. Valenzuela City Presentation.

METRO MANILA

Pasig City

2018-2020: SAM-CGE and SD Engagements - Research Development

Integrated into the IUSRI, CResT, and CGE resilience models

Yearly Engagements

2019

2020

    • Systems Dynamics Webinar 2 feat. Bryant Wong (PC DRRMO Head) (VIDEO, right)

2021

Systems Dynamics Webinar

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