UP RI HOLDS the 1st and 2nd TALK Lecture Series


Last July 30, 2019, the University of the Philippines (UP RI) held the first UP RI – NOAH TALK (Think, Act, Learn and be Knowledgeable) on Resilience. First among the planned series of lectures, the compact format TALK held last July bore the theme of “Kahandaan sa Sakuna at Peligro Para sa Tunay na Pagbabago” and featured Dr. Emmanuel Luna and Professor Genaro Cuaresma, both UP RI Directors, as well as UP RI and UP NOAH Executive Director Dr. Alfredo Mahar Francisco Lagmay. Held at the College of Science Auditorium, the first UP RI-NOAH TALK was attended by representatives from across various sectors.

As a follow up to this and in celebration of the Buwan ng Wika, the UP RI along with UP NOAH held its second TALK lecture series in the afternoon of August 23, 2019 at the National Institute of Geological Sciences AVR. It bore the theme of “Wikang Katutubo: Tungo sa Isang Bansang Filipino” and featured Dr. Aldrin P. Lee, an associate professor from the College of Science and Philosophy, and Dr. Soledad Natalia Dalisay, Chair of the Department of Anthropology at UP Diliman. The each discussed “Understanding disaster terms using linguistic metaphors in selected Philippine languages” and Indigenous Languages and Risk Communication” respectively.

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The UP RI-NOAH TALK lecture series seeks to contribute to the improvement of the overall capacity of Filipinos towards CCA-DRR and disaster resilience through forging partnerships across various disciplines and through knowledge sharing. It is an ongoing project and will be held once or twice every month featuring relevant and timely topics related to CCA-DRR. The third in the series of lectures will be held on September 25, 2019 and will feature a theme that will adhere to the transdisciplinary approach of UP RI.