UP Showcases Resilience Portal at DRR Fair and Summit in Cebu
The University of the Philippines unveils UP-RESILIENCE, an online hub featuring UP's expertise and resources on climate change and disaster risk management, at the 1st Cebu Summit and Learning Event on Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction and DRR Info Fair Exhibition 2016, which runs from May 20 to 24, 2016 at SM Seaside Cebu. Short for Resources for Science-Informed Literacy and Engagement towards Building Community Resilience, this initiative is a flagship project of the UP Office of the Vice-President for Public Affairs under Dr. J. Prospero de Vera III, in support of the Memorandum of Agreement signed between UP and the Climate Change Commission in June 2013.
The UP-RESILIENCE booth features a demonstration of the RESILIENCE website for visitors to freely navigate. The booth also has a side online competition where participants can upload photos with a climate change-related "hugot" to win prizes from UP and its partners. Visitors will likewise get the chance to play and bring home Resilience: Survive and Thrive, a tabletop card game developed by the UP-Marine Science Institute to raise awareness on the intersecting nexus of environment, disasters and development.
The DRR Info Fair Exhibition puts emphasis on inclusive DRR by highlighting accessibility for PWDs, women, and children, with participants from various civic society organizations, local government units, and academic institutions. The event is co-organized by the Cebu Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office and A2D Project—Research Group for Alternatives to Development Inc. with funding support from Arbeiter-Samariter- Bund (ASB) and Aktion Deutschland Hilft (ADH).
If you are in the area, drop by the Cube Wing of SM Seaside Cebu to check out the UP-RESILIENCE booth. For more information, you may also check the UP-RESILIENCE website at at http://resilience.up.edu.ph.