The UP Resilience Institute was established as a proactive hub of benchmark innovative information vital to the nation’s efforts in climate change mitigation and adaptation. Its mission is to empower local communities through multidisciplinary actions toward resilience.
As a response through its Memorandum No. PAEP-16-67, the University of the Philippines Board of Regents (BOR) approved on 28 July 2016 the establishment of the University of the Philippines Resilience Institute (UP RI) under the Office of the President of UP to have the following functions and programs concerning multi-hazard, multidisciplinary, multisectoral, comprehensive disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM).
UP NOAH Center: The core component of the UP Resilience Institute. It was formally adopted by the University of the Philippines during the Board of Regents 1325th meeting on February 23, 2017 as a research center for climate actions and disaster risk reduction and management. An Executive Order signed by UP President Danilo L. Conception (EO PLDC 17-03) established the NOAH Center as a research institute in the UP System.
Research and Creative Work Office: Undertakes policy research, action research and interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary research or creative work
Knowledge Sharing Office: Disseminates research findings, creative works and innovations
Education Office: Establishes non-degree educational programs and support degree programs within the UP System
Institution Building Office: Helps improve the capability of the UP System as an agent of change for disaster resilience in the Philippines and the Pacific Rim region