UP Resilience Institute (UP RI) Participates in the Poverty Indicator and Vulnerability Estimator (PIVE) System Solutions Workshop

By: Geoel Anthony E. Esguerra, Kristian Audri D. Gabriel and Ella Danielle C. Santiaguel

Representatives from the UP Resilience Institute – Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (NOAH) Center Planning Component were invited to participate in the Poverty Indicator and Vulnerability Estimator (PIVE) System Solutions Workshop last November 22, 2023, which was held in the Innovation Hub at the Asian Development Bank (ADB). 

The Poverty Impact and Vulnerability Estimator (PIVE) is a framework that collates, quantifies, and analyzes data on local communities, environment, population, and mobility to assess the vulnerability of low-income informal settlements on a granular level. This framework was developed with the support of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) through their High-Level Technology Fund (HLT Fund) which was granted to LocationMind, a Tokyo-based location information and satellite intelligence startup. This grant resulted in the PIVE framework which was piloted primarily in Payatas, Quezon City and San Jose, Rodriguez. Ultimately, ADB and LocationMind aims to develop a tool for poverty monitoring and vulnerability estimation on a metropolitan scale to assist policymakers, planners, and relevant stakeholders in environmental planning and disaster management. 

PIVE has five major components: satellite imagery, mobile GPS data, field survey applications, social networking service (SNS) applications (chatbot), and the PIVE dashboard where the collated data is integrated and presented in a manner that all stakeholders can understand cohesively.

Geo Esguerra from the UP RI – NOAH Center Planning Component introducing the institution to the participants and project developers.

During the workshop, relevant government and non-government agencies, organizations and institutions were asked to introduce the work of their respective organizations. The participants came from different expertise in population, GIS, DRRM, disaster response and urban planning. 

Panel discussion wherein Prof. Ryosuke Shibasaki from LocationMind Inc. reacts to the panels’ insights and queries.

Through the PIVE workshop, members of the UP NOAH Center Planning Component gained valuable insights on the capabilities of the PIVE tool and how it will utilize and improve the existing tools of different organizations and agencies in DRRM and environmental planning.