UPRI NOAH Center shares Open Science Initiatives at CAMANAVA Conference and National Geology Congress

  The UP Resilience Institute NOAH Center was invited to serve in two different events last 22 March and 5 April 2024 namely CAMANAVA Flood and Disaster Resiliency Preparation Conference and the National Geology Congress. The JCI Malabon held its first CAMANAVA Flood and Disaster Resiliency Preparation Conference and was participated by UPRI researchers Jolly […]

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UP NOAH Center’s Resilience Live Episode 6 addresses the place of Geoheritage in the Anthropocene Epoch

By: For. Rysch Nae Subijano and Ric Christian Tolero For its 6th episode, Resilience Live explored Geoheritage for Resilience Building in the Anthropocene: Seeking out the leadership challenges of the 21st Century on 29 February 2024 via Zoom. The episode featured Dr. Christine Mortimer, Deputy Academic Dean at Lancaster University in the United Kingdom (UK) […]

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UP RI – RCW and TVUP Plan Children’s Educational TV Program on Climate

On February 1, 2024, UP RI – RCW, headed by Director Dr. Glecy C. Atienza, met with TVUP Director Dr. Grace J. Alfonso and staff to discuss the terms of collaboration for “Panahon Na!” a proposed children’s educational television program. The collaboration between TVUP and UP RI aims to raise a new generation of climate […]

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Symposium on the Importance of Climate Data, Community of Practice, and Climate Information Services in Local Policy

In celebration of the 16th Annual Global Warming and Climate Consciousness Week, with the theme “Bayanihan para sa Klima: Bagong Bansang Matatag,” the South-South Collaboration on Climate Information Services (SSCIS) Project organized a symposium on the 24th of November 2023 at Joy Nostalg Hotel & Suites Manila, Ortigas Center, Pasig.

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A Step Further Towards Becoming A City of Energy: City of Naga, Cebu’s CLUP gets approved by the DHSUD

his approval also signifies a leap towards the mainstreaming of science-based information in the formulation of local development plans. It positions the City of Naga as one of the first few cities in the country to have adopted a multi-hazard approach to planning. 

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Devastating M6.8 Earthquake Strikes Sarangani Island

The Earthquake  A M6.8 earthquake struck Davao Occidental on the afternoon of November 17. The epicenter of this earthquake was identified near Sarangani Island, sending tremors throughout the region.  Glan, a municipality situated on Sarangani Island, bore the brunt of the quake, experiencing the highest intensity recorded at Intensity VII. This level of intensity indicates […]

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UP Resilience Institute attended the 36th National Geoscience Conference of the Geological Society of Malaysia (NGC 2023)

  The Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia’s Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Research Initiative (SEADPRI-UKM), a Centre of Excellence for Integrated Research for Disaster Risk (ICoE-IRDR) of the International Science Council (ISC) and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), with support from the Asian Network on Climate Science (ANCST), International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Canada, […]

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In the Time of Corona: Development Planning with the City of Balanga

t was sometime in 2019 when the City of Balanga sought the assistance of the University of the Philippines Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (UP NOAH) Center to update their Local Climate Change Action Plan and Disaster Risk Reduction Management Plan. At that time, when words such as  COVID-19, pandemic, and Zoom weren’t part of the public’s daily lexicon, the UP NOAH Center team set out, armed with table top activities and presentations, to conduct workshops that are prerequisites to formulating and updating local development plans. While this seemed like a typical beginning of a formal working partnership, neither parties had the slightest idea of the amount of adjustment a global pandemic would require.

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Taiwan’s Yuan Ye Architect Awards Representatives Visit UPRI Offices

Representatives of the Yuan Ye Architect Awards from Taiwan toured the offices of the University of the Philippines Resilience Institute (UPRI) following UP’s visit to Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The purpose of their visit was to explore potential collaboration with the National College of Public Administration and Governance (NCPAG), School of Urban and Regional Planning (SURP), UPRI, and the Philippine Institute of Environmental Planners National Capital Regions (PIEP NCR), aligning with the principles of the PAGLINANG forum. During the four-day visit, the Taiwanese representatives initiated discussions on the localization of the Yuan Ye Architect Awards model in the Philippines.

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