University of the Philippines Resilience Institute (UPRI) attends the Final Project Turnover Meeting for the Quezon City Drainage Master Plan (QCDMP) Project

The University of the Philippines Resilience Institute (UPRI) – Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (NOAH) Center handed over the complete plans during the Final Project Turnover Meeting for the Quezon City Drainage Master Plan (QCDMP) Project on Wednesday, January 24, 2024. This joyous event was organized by the Quezon City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management […]

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UPRI NOAH WebGIS participates in 4As Writeshop and Presentation of Outputs in Aklan, Philippines

  The UPRI – NOAH WebGIS team actively participated in the Academic Alliance for Anticipatory Action Writeshop and Presentation of Outputs held at Microtel, Boracay, Malay, Aklan, held last December 12-14, 2023. The primary objectives of this engagement were to present the project findings to relevant stakeholders from the Panay region, validate initial findings, seek […]

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UP Resilience Institute YouthMappers serve as resource persons in Geog 1 Service Learning Activity

The UP Resilience Institute (UPRI) YouthMappers served as resource persons in the Geog 1 (Places and Landscapes in a Changing World) Service-Learning activity last 20 December 2023. Ms. Monica Mendoza (co-mentor, UPRI YouthMappers) discussed the purpose and application of mapping, particularly OpenStreetMap (OSM), in humanitarian crises and disasters and how these maps help the community. […]

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A Year Later: Analyzing the 2022 Kusiong Debris Flow and Landslides through Fieldwork

Around midnight of October 28, 2022, a deadly landslide caused by Severe Tropical Storm Paeng (Nalgae) devastated Sitio Tinabon in Barangay Kusiong, Maguindanao del Norte. Based on barangay records, the landslide killed 24 people and injured 68; all of them were residents of the relocation site at the foothills of Mt. Minandar, the source of […]

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UP RI and UPV Resilience Hub Preliminary Engagement Meeting

On January 15, 2024 representatives of the UP Resilience Institute (UP RI) led by Institution Building (IB) Director Prof. Genaro Cuaresma, Education Director Prof. Ruben Gamala, and Junior Project Assistant Franklin Joshua Gal attended a preliminary engagement meeting in UP Visayas (UPV). Together with UPV Chancellor Camposano, UPV Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension Prof. […]

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Kusiong Landslides and the Teduray People: A Reason to Advocate for Probabilistic Risk Assessment

  On January 12, 2024, Rappler unveiled a documentary shedding light on the plight of the Teduray people in Kusiong, who faced significant challenges during the landslides triggered by Typhoon Paeng in 2022. The documentary highlighted the Teduray community’s continuous displacement due to political struggles, forcing them to relocate from their coastal villages. One villager […]

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UP Resilience Institute (UPRI) joins the 4th Quarter Solid Waste Management Board (SWMB) and Task Force Manila Bay (TFMB) Joint Meeting in Quezon City

Representatives of the University of the Philippines Resilience Institute (UPRI) – Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (NOAH) Center participated in the recent 4th Quarter Solid Waste Management Board (SWMB) and Task Force Manila Bay (TFMB) Joint Meeting on December 19, 2023, held at the City Architect Department Conference Area in the Quezon City Hall Compound. […]

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UP Resilience Institute Featured in ‘Carried by Water,’ an Audio Series Produced by Blue Lab on Typhoon Haiyan

  “Carried by Water” is an audio story series that revolves around water, both as a hazard and as a resource produced by Blue Lab with support from Princeton University. It was created and hosted by Mario Soriano with research, writing and production support from Patrick Jaojoco and Braeden Carroll. It is composed of three […]

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UP Resilience Institute Head Spotlights AI’s Pivotal Role in Disaster Preparedness in an Article by International Business Times

  In an article posted by the International Business Times, the Philippines is number 1 among the top 10 highest disaster risk countries. However, they believe that AIRCoDE launched by DOST can alleviate those disasters. The approach, which they refer to as a “Defense in Depth”, is to integrate the use of AI (machine learning) […]

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UPRI, UPOU’s free course on Basics of Resilience kicks off with 2,100 enrollees

The University of the Philippines’ first and free online course resilience, disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) was officially opened today, January 15, 2024. The course, titled the Basics of Resilience Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), is a collaborative program by the UP Resilience Institute (UPRI) and the UP Open University Faculty […]

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