UP RI and UPV Resilience Hub Preliminary Engagement Meeting

On January 15, 2024 representatives of the UP Resilience Institute (UP RI) led by Institution Building (IB) Director Prof. Genaro Cuaresma, Education Director Prof. Ruben Gamala, and Junior Project Assistant Franklin Joshua Gal attended a preliminary engagement meeting in UP Visayas (UPV). Together with UPV Chancellor Camposano, UPV Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension Prof. […]

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APRU Multi-Hazards Summer School Day 4: Disaster Memorial Museums and Disaster Heritage Sites and how they shape Disaster Memory

The Japanese have a concept known as Disaster Memory, which delves into a community’s collective experiences during a disaster, compiling and preserving them as cultural memory. It serves as a means for survivors to honor the lives that have been lost as well as to share and pass on valuable information and insights. This concept […]

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APRU Multi-Hazards Summer School Day 3: Earthquake Research and Resilience Building

The first two days of the Asia Pacific Rim Universities Multi-Hazards Summer School were full of exciting talks on the social, legislative, and health dimensions of disaster and climate science. On the third day, the discourse shifted to the physical aspects of hazards and disasters, which focused on earthquakes. The Philippines and Japan are exposed […]

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APRU Multi-Hazards Summer School Day 2: Role of different stakeholders: Local government, NGO, and Volunteers

The 2nd day of Summer School focused on the role of different stakeholders: local government, NGOs, and volunteers.  Ms. Adrian Rojas, the APRU Secretariat, introduced the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU).  She encouraged the participants to submit their research abstracts in the upcoming events of APRU.  Prof. Takako Izumi of the IRIDeS and APRU […]

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APRU Multi-Hazards Summer School Day 1: Lessons Learned from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

Researchers from the UP Resilience Institute (UP RI) Education Division and Institution Building (IB) Division attended the 8th APRU Multi-Hazards Summer School 2023 last July 24-27, 2023, at the International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS), Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan. Three researchers, (1) Daffodil Cleto (SRS II), (2) Monica Mendoza (SRS I), and (3) Lea […]

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UP Resilience Institute capacitated by UP Open University in developing and conducting online courses for Resilience

The UP Resilience Institute participated in a two-day writeshop on designing and developing online courses for DRRM at the UP Open University (UPOU) campus in Los Baños, Laguna last 10-11 November 2023. A total of 24 staff from the different divisions and offices of the UPRI participated. The writeshop was conducted with the aim to […]

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UP RI participates in the PDRF Cluster Connect Conference

By Jose Abraham C. Ongkiko and Lea Victoria D. Serrano   The UP Resilience Institute participated in the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) Cluster Connect Conference (CCC) held on Oct. 18, 2023 at Dusit Thani Hotel, Manila. UP RI’s Sonny Ongkiko (Chief Science Research Specialist) and Lea Serrano (Science Research Specialist II) actively participated in […]

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