Establishing Safe and Resilient Universities in the Philippines through Risk- and Climate Change-Sensitive Land Use Development and Infrastructure Planning, or the SAFER-U project, is an initiative with the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to support 25 partner SUCs in mainstreaming disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation parameters in their respective LUDIPs. As stipulated in RA 11396 or the SUCs LUDIP Act, the document serves as the campus master plan, outlining how to allocate and utilize the land within a campus’ geographic boundaries to provide the facilities and support services needed for academic and non-academic purposes.
In line with the Project, UP Resilience Institute visited the Northwest Samar State University (NwSSU) and Samar State University (SSU) last March 27 and 28, respectively. The engagement was done to present the review results of the Land Use Development and Infrastructure Plans (LUDIP) of the SUCs and the outputs produced by the NOAH Center to enhance each SUC’s plans.
The NwSSU and SSU officials and staff warmly welcomed the UP Resilience Institute – SAFER-U contingent composed of SAFER-U co-project leader Dr. Emmanuel Luna, Shelley Anne Medina & Joevie Dela Cruz of the UPRI Education Office, and Kayla Milcah Marasigan & Justine Anne Duka of the UPRI NOAH Center.
The officials of the SUCs conveyed their acceptance of the comments and recommendations provided by the UPRI to enhance the SUCs’ respective LUDIPs.
Video shooting sessions were also conducted in the SUCs. The videos will be part of the process documentation of the SAFER-U Project.
Posted by the UP Resilience Institute Education on April 20, 2023