Youth-In-Action for Disaster Risk Preparedness and Reduction:
Resilience and Adaptation Strategies by the Youth
Disaster risks faced by the municipalities of Mabitac, Pila and Rizal in the province of Laguna, and the municipalities of Balete, Mataasnakahoy and Tingloy in the province of Batangas are reduced through increased community participation and youth involvement.
- create an venue where the provincial and municipal government can delegate disaster risk response and climate change adaptation actions to the youth sector and to other actors at the community-level;
- involve the local governments, schools and other actors in Laguna and Batangas in effectively engaging the youth in climate change adaptation, disaster risk response and other initiatives;
- educate the youth on climate change and how this phenomenon may affect the province of Laguna and Batangas and its wetlands, and how these problems can be avoided/ mitigated; and
- empower the youth to take a more active role in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation.
The project employed transparent, inclusive, multi-sectoral and participatory approaches and focused on the youth as the direct beneficiaries, with latent beneficiaries extending to the families, schools, and the local government units.
The project was implemented through the Disaster Preparedness and Response Programme of the World Food Programme in the municipalities of Mabitac, Pila and Rizal in the province of Laguna (Phase I), and was later replicated in the municipalities of Balete, Mataasnakahoy and Tingloy in the province of Batangas (Phase II).
Activities in Phase I (Laguna)
- Training of Trainers for Laguna
- Youth Ecological Camp for Mabitac
- Youth Ecological Camp for Pila
- Youth Ecological Camp for Rizal
- Community Meetings for Laguna
- Implementation of Pilot Projects/Activities
- Awarding of Best Practice in DRR and CCAM by Youth
- Attendance of selected campers to the Youth Congress
Activities in Phase II (Batangas)
- Training of Trainers for Balete and Mataasnakahoy
- Youth Ecological Camp for Mataasnakahoy
- Youth Ecological Camp for Balete
- Training of Trainers for Tingloy
- Youth Ecological Camp for Tingloy
- Community Meetings for Batangas
- Youth Knowledge-Sharing Forum
- Publication of the Youth Eco Camp Training Manual