UP Exhibits Resilience Portal at the IDDR 2016 Culminating Activity in Makati

UP Exhibits Resilience Portal at the IDDR 2016 Culminating Activity in Makati

The University of the Philippines showcased Resilience Portal, an online hub featuring UP's experts and resources on climate change adaptation and/or mitigation and disaster risk management, during the International Day For Disaster Reduction (IDDR) 2016 Culminating Activity, with the theme “Live to Tell: Reducing Global Mortality,” held last 13 October 2016 at Makati City Hall.

Marielle Antonio from the UP System Office of the Vice President for Public Affairs presented the Resilience Online Hub, its features focusing on the database of UP experts and researches on climate change adaptation and/or mitigation and disaster risk management, its development, challenges, and growth, up to its launching as well as its audience summary.

Resilience, short for Resources for Science-Informed Literacy and Engagement towards Building Community Resilience, was created in pursuance with the Memorandum of Agreement signed between UP and the Climate Change Commission in June 2013.

The objective of the said Culminating Activity was to “bring together practitioners and stakeholders in the DRR aspect for exchange of intellects on what has been achieved and what needs to be done in the practice of DRRM.”

Makati DRRM Officer Richard Rodriguez delivered an overview of the IDDR 2016 celebration that highlighted the Sendai Seven Campaign, and the previous Step Up Campaign under the Hyogo Framework.

Smart Communications presented an interactive play and dance dubbed “Maging Laging Handa”.

Ms. Susana Juangco from the Office of Civil Defense discussed the "Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) in the Philippines: Strategies for Implementation". She tackled the strategies for each of the target as well as the priorities for action.

Edward Udtohan from the Philippine Red Cross Makati Branch – Rizal Chapter, highlighted the Red Cross 143’s success in providing emergency services to the barangay residents. At present, there are 143 chapters in the 33 barangays in Makati.