UPRI serves as one of the resource speakers at Risk-silience: Building a Risk Ready Community Talk in De La Salle University – Dasmariñas

The UP Resilience Institute (UPRI) was invited to participate in the “Risk-silience: Building a Risk Ready Community” event of the De La Salle University – Dasmariñas (DLSU-D) Communication and Journalism Department last 20 November 2023, Day 1 of their COMPACT 2023 Resilience Week. Compact 2023 is a series of events on Resilience that aims to inform DLSU-D students about the significance and efforts on Disaster, Risk, and Humanitarian Communication in the university and the country.

Risk-silience: Building a Risk Ready Community was conducted at the Tanghalang Julian Felipe auditorium of the College of Liberal Arts and Communication of DLSU-D and was streamed live on Facebook. The talk aimed to tackle communities through emergency preparedness, equip students with the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to effectively respond to risks and emergencies, enhance community safety, and foster a sense of collective responsibility within the DLSU community.

Mr. Richard L. Ybañez giving his talk about disaster risk reduction and building resilience. Screenshot from Compact 2023 Resilience livestream.

Mr. Richard L. Ybañez, Chief Science Research Specialist of the UPRI Education Division, served as one of the resource speakers. He shared how the UP Resilience Institute helps in building resilience and streamlining DRRM by bringing together under one roof cross-disciplinary studies and programs in DRR. He also shared how the UPRI communicates risks to audiences with different backgrounds through diverse risk communication tools like arts, songs, games, workshops, seminars, and maps.

Mr. Ybañez also tackled how students can contribute to disaster risk reduction efforts. He gave examples like remote mapping activities of the UPRI YouthMappers, citizen science efforts, and data crowdsourcing during the 2020 Taal eruption. He emphasized the importance of communication in disaster risk reduction and how effective communication will help the Filipino people better understand hazards and deal with disasters. As Mr. Ybañez said, true resilience is learning so disasters won’t happen again and again, and effective communication is an important part of it.

Mr. Richard L. Ybañez together with Assoc. Prof. Gideon Legaspi, one of the resource speakers, during the Q & A/Open Forum. Photo taken from Compact 2023: Resilience Facebook page.

Ms. Monica May Mendoza of the UPRI Education Division and Mrs. Audrei Ybañez of the UP NOAH Center also attended the talk.

Watch the talk here: https://www.facebook.com/compact.cjd/videos/650550880582034/.



Posted by UP Resilience Institute Education on December 22, 2023