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Representatives from Filipino Academic Institutions Convene to Spearhead a CCA-DRR Academic Society

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With the goal of forming an academic society for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Assessment, representatives from various academic institutions in the Philippines as well as from selected government institutions gathered last May 16, 2019 at the University Hotel, University of the Philippines Diliman.

 

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The proposed organization, initially suggested by Ms. Angeli Medina, a medical practitioner and Disaster Recovery International Foundation volunteer, aims to serve as a venue where experts from various academic disciplines can convene and integrate knowledge and resources to assist the efforts being done pertaining to CCA-DRR in the country.

During the organizational meeting, a brainstorming session was conducted to define and determine the scope of the proposed academic society as well as to pinpoint steps which are necessary for the formalization of the organization. A task force was also formed to plan and spearhead succeeding efforts.

To end the meeting, UP Board of Regent Angelo A. Jimenez, delivered a short speech stressing the need to make resilience a part of the Filipino public’s consciousness by building a solid science base.