3rd UPRI-NOAH Talk Explores Traditional Knowledge for Disaster Resilience and Pre-disaster Community Planning
True to its commitment to approach resilience building in a trans-disciplinary manner, the University of the Philippines Resilience Institute explores how indigenous or traditional knowledge can be integrated to disaster and risk management.
Veering away from the usual short lecture format, participants of the 3rd UPRI-NOAH TALK engaged in a lecture-workshop. Guided by Dr. Christine Mortimer, an academician from the University of Lancaster, participants of the 3rd UPRI-NOAH TALK spent an afternoon co-creating disaster maps preferably based on events they have previously experienced. Particular to the workshop conducted by Dr. Mortimer was asking workshop participants to place themselves and a previously agreed upon artefact in the disaster experience map.
The method which was explored in the 3rd installment of the lecture series was based on the Dr. Mortimer’s lecture about how to engage multiple stakeholders in projects that require expert input, which she delivered prior to the activity.
A monthly event, the 4th installment of the UP RI-NOAH TALK will be held on October 28, 2019 and will bear a theme related to the celebration of the World Space Week.