Climate, Resource Management, and Human Development: Community Resilience Initiatives in Asia 2020 Lecture Series

The Coastal Cities at Risk in the Philippines: Investing in Climate & Disaster Resilience (CCARPH) project, in partnership with the Ateneo de Manila University’s (ADMU) Department of Political Science, and Department of Sociology & Anthropology (DSA), the Nippon Foundation, and the Asian Peacebuilders Scholarship program invite you to:

Climate, Resource Management, and Human Development: Community Resilience Initiatives in Asia 2020 Lecture Series


Webinar 1 (Oct 27, T)

9:00-10:00 AM (PST) Social Transformation and Grassroots Empowerment (STAGE): A Strategy for Promoting Island-Based Coastal Resources Management

Dr. Liza Lim
Director, Institute of Social Order (ISO)
With support from the ISO Community Organizers and the Siruma Women’s
Mangrove Management Group

Engr. Khim Saddi
Ateneo de Naga University, Naga City, Southern Philiippines

Webinar 2 (Oct 29, Th)

9:00-9:30 AM (PST) Condition of a Sustainable Coexistence Between People and Nature

Prof. Miwako Hosoda
Vice-President, Seisa University, Japan

9:30-10:00 AM (PST) The Caluruega-Philippine Experience: Mirroring Integrity of Creation and UN Sustainable Development Goals

Fr. Stephen Redillas OP, Ph.D.
University of Santo Tomas
Letran Manaoag

Prof. Raymundo Lucer, Ph.D.
University of the Philippines – Los Banos UPOU

10:00-10:30 AM (PST) Toward Integral Ecology Through Coexistential Ecology

Fr. Jojo Fung SJ, PhD
Laudato Si Center, Oxford Sacred Springs Dialogue for Spirituality and Sustainability, Loyola School of Theology, Ateneo de Manila University

Webinar 3 (Nov 3, T)

9:00-9:15 AM (PST) Mainstreaming Marine Ecosystem Protection for a Climate-Resilient Community

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos
Vice-President, Oceana, Philippines

9:15-9:30AM (PST) Build, Build, Build: Implications to Resource Management and Community Resilience

Prof. Maria Aurora T.W. Tabada,
Director, Gender Resource Center, Visayas State University, Baybay City, Leyte, Central Philippines

Merry Jean A. Caparas MSc Water Management & Governance UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Netherlands

Webinar 4 (Nov 4, W)

9:00-9:15 AM (PST) Blue Ridge B.R.E.A.T.H.S. (Blue Ridge Environmental and Agricultural Template for Health, Economy and Security)

Esperanza “Kap Sessan” Castro-Lee Blue Ridge Punong Barangay (Brgy Captain) Barangay Blue Ridge B, District 3, Quezon City, Philippines

9:15-9:30 AM (PST) Capturing Indigenous Perspectives in Ecosystems-Based Adaptation Inside Ancestral Domains

Maria Easterluna Luz S. Canoy (w/ Bae Inatlawan) Executive Director, Kitanglad Integrated NGOs, Inc. (KIN), Bukidnon, Mindanao, Philippines

Webinar 5 (Nov 5, Th)

9:00-10:30 AM (PST) Mekong River Development Challenges and Responses with Chang Mai University, the International Organization of Rivers and Chulalongkorn University

Prof. Surichai Wun’gaeo,
Director for the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies
Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

Prof. Chayan Vaddhanaphuti
Director for the Regional Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development and Center for Ethnic Studies and Development

Khun Pairin Sohsai The International Organization of Rivers

Prof. Pianporn Deetes
Campaigns Director for Myanmar and Thailand
The International Organization of Rivers

Online Class Lecture (Nov 6, F)

9:00-9:30 AM (PST) Social impacts of regional integration in the Greater Mekong Sub-region

Dr. Rosalia Sciortino SEA Junction, Bangkok, Thailand

Q & A

9:30-10:00 AM Disaster Risk Reduction and The Sustainable Development Goals

Jessica Dator-Bercilla University of the Philippines-Visayas National Resilience Council

Q & A

Online Class Lecture (Nov 10, Tue)

9:00-10:30 AM (PST) Essential Elements of City Resilience

Allen Jhulia Prodigalidad
Research Intern, CCARPH
Junior Physics Student, Ateneo de Manila

10:30-11:00 AM (PST) Community-Based Initiatives for Resilience in MDRR-CCARPH, Ateneo de Manila University

Dr. Emma Porio, Ma. Rufina Salas,
Vivien Clarisse Leynes

Coastal Cities at Risk Philippines

Manuel “Ka Noli” Acantara Abinales,
Buklod Tao Katatagan Inc.

Dr. Vincent “Doc Basil” Sison
Prescy Liza Labsan
Valenzuela City, Urban Greening Program and Disiplina Bignay, Integrated Community Food Production (ICFP)

Webinar (Nov 11, W)

9:00-9:15 AM (PST) Baon sa Pagbangon (Preparation for Adaptive Resilience): Resources for Community-Based Arts Engagement for Resilience and Sustainability

Clarissa Mijares
Program Manager, Office of University and Global Relations
Ateneo de Manila University

9:15-9:30 AM Community Based Arts as a Vehicle for Social Change and Enhancing Resilience Initiatives

Laura Cabochan,
Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Fine Arts, Ateneo de Manila University

9:30-9:45 AM Omehen: The Garden as Chronicle and Strategy of Resistance

Alfred Marasigan Instructor, Department of Fine Arts, Ateneo de Manila University

Closing Plenary (Nov 12, TH)

9:00-9:15 AM Community Interventions for Environmental Resilience

Prof. Jan Marie Fritz, PhD University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA Presidential Board Member, RC46: Clinical Sociology, International Sociological Association (ISA)

9:15-9:30 AMThe National Resilience Scorecards (Philippines)

Antonia Yulo Loyzaga President, National Resilience Council Board of Trustees Member, Manila Observatory


Dr. Emma Porio Project Leader and Investigator, Coastal Cities at Risk Philippines; Professor of Sociology Ateneo de Manila University


  • Green Line- Public Webinars, Livestreamed
  • Blueline – Online Class Lecture Only, Closed to the Public

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