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 Balete, Mataasnakahoy, and Tingloy 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 Batangas.
Youth Knowledge Sharing Forum on Disaster Risk Reduction
and Preparedness and Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation
30-31 July 2016
Los Baños, Laguna
In order to sustain the enthusiasm of the youth in pursuing their efforts in ecosystem-based adaptation, disaster risk reduction, management and preparedness and climate change adaptation and mitigation, a Youth Knowledge Forum was held for the Youth Ecological Camp graduates from the six partner municipalities – Mabitac, Pila and Rizal of Laguna; and Balete, Mataasnakahoy and Tingloy of Batangas. Learning session, sharing of experiences in implementing their special projects including impacts on the schools or communities, workshop to plan the next steps, and a field exposure trip to the Makiling Botanical Garden were among the activities in the two-day event.