Capacity Building for Wetlands Conservation
Increasing capacity of local communities to sustain wetland conservation activities
in the Laguna de Bay Region and Marikina-Pasig River Watershed

The project aimed to increase the capacity of local organizations to take actions for wetland conservation which will directly translate into managing natural and human-made disasters and help in implementing climate change mitigation and adaptation measures.  It took a different route from the usual intervention that directly train people on actual measures by dealing instead with a more basic organizational aspect.  This refers to the organizational capacity to access resources and how to manage them efficiently and effectively to come up with the desired outcome which is a resilient and climate change-proof environment.

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Project Symposium

17 December 2014
Ortigas Foundation Library at Ortigas Center, Pasig City

The Project Symposium on “Scoping of the Current Livelihood Initiatives in the Laguna de Bay Region” served as a venue for the participating organizations to showcase and report their respective mini projects.  Mini projects presented were –

  1. Early Warning System (Green Movement of Angono, Inc. or GMAI)
  2. Increasing the Awareness on Wetlands Conservation and Livelihood Opportunities of Lakeshore Communities of Cardona, Rizal (Ugnayan ng mga Mamamayan at Mangingisda ng Rizal  or UGMMARIZ)
  3. Lambat Para sa Ikauunlad ng Mangingisda sa Lawa (Kapatiran ng Malalayang Maliliit na Mangingisda sa Pilipinas  or KAMMMPI)
  4. Mitigating the Devastation of Knife Fish in Laguna Lake (Mangingisda Alyansa ng Pila or MAPILA)
  5. Establishment of of Greenhouse for Vegetables, Native and Fruit Trees Seeds Nurturing (Buklod Tao)
  6. Rainwater Harvesting for Alternative Domestic Water Supply and On-site Storm Water Management for Groundwater Recharge and Wetlands Ecosystems Conservation (Green STEPS)
  7. Gen Y: A youth-oriented Cable TV Show (Friends of the Seven Lakes Foundation or FOSL)
  8. Solid Waste Management Training for Households (Tanay Environment Foundation, Inc.  or TEFI)

Distribution of Certificates and Recognition

The participating organizations were issued their respective certificates of completion for the corresponding modules completed.

Buklod Tao and the Green Movement of Angono (not in photo) were recognized for their complete attendance and diligence in complying all the requirements of the training course.