Reinventing Climate and Disaster Research for Community Resilience Under the COVID-19 Lockdown

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Reinventing Climate and Disaster Research for Community Resilience Under the COVID-19 Lockdown

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Speaker: Dr. Emma E. Porio Coastal cities are highly vulnerable to climate and disaster events. The CCARPH enhances the capacity of cities to examine the complexity and dynamics of climate and disaster risks through transdisciplinary action research. Three principles inform our transdisciplinary action research and the crafting of public-private partnerships for resilience: co-generation of knowledge with stakeholders, co-creation of capacities of resilience scientists and practitioners, and co-ownership/co-benefits among partners. These partnerships mobilize science-based, gender-sensitive and socially inclusive resilience planning and development approaches and tools. The scientific community, then, builds climate resilient cities and sustainable communities through collaborative partnerships with national/local government units (LGUs), civil society organizations (CSOs) and the private sector. The first part of the presentation focuses on the accomplishments of the CCARPH project. The second part will highlight the CCARPH innovations during the Covid-19 lockdown. The CCARPH reinvention or recalibration focuses on three major initiatives: (i) supporting the fabrication and testing of disaster resilience technologies, (ii) co-organizing webinars with the National Resilience Council, focused on the resilient recovery of the vulnerable informal sector workers; and (iii) innovating with the National Resilience Council, a dashboard for covid-19 risk management platform anchored on GIS maps and the epidemiological analytics. Finally, the presentation concludes with the key message that university-based researchers are in the forefront of the crisis through their science and technology-based solutions and tools.

-- Dr. Porio is Professor Emeritus, Ateneo de Manila University. She is the President of the International Sociological Association (ISA)- Clinical/Applied Sociology Division and the Project leader of Coastal Cities at Risk in the Philippines: Investing in Climate and Disaster Resilience (CCARPH). Her research Interests include climate and disaster risks in relation to social-cultural vulnerability, risk governance, community well-being and resilience

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6-5-2020

Reinventing Climate and Disaster Research for Community Resilience Under the COVID-19 Lockdown

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