Youth-in-Action for Disaster Risk Preparedness and Reduction:
Resilience and Adaptation Strategies by the Youth
The project endeavored to help reduce the disaster risks faced by the municipalities of Mabitac, Pila and Rizal through increased community participation and youth involvement. It is being implemented through United Nations – World Food Programme’s Disaster Preparedness and Response Programme in the province of Laguna.
Youth Ecological Camp for Rizal
14-16 May 2014
Tierra de Oro Resort
San Pablo City
Thirty-five (35) high school students from Cristobal S. Conducto Memorial National High School in the municipality of Rizal participated in the 3-day ecocamp. The ecocamp aimed to engage the youth towards actions and initiatives relevant to wetlands, disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation and mitigation, and other related issues in their town. It was conducted through an experiential curriculum that focused on wetland conservation and disaster risk preparedness and reduction.
As a component activity of the project, the Youth Ecological Camp has the following objectives:
- To learn about the basic ecological principles, wetland conservation concepts, DPR/DRR and CCAM concepts, and how it is intricately connected to wetland conservation.
- To learn about the environmental status of the Municipality of Rizal, the pressures and problems besetting it and identify solutions that they can implement at their level.
- To appreciate the value of camaraderie and partnerships in working towards wetland conservation, CCAM and DPR/DRRM.