​Local Training on Adaptation Planning Tools at City Level titled “International Forum on Climate Change – Never Again Yolanda: Lessons Toward Resiliency”

  7 November 2023

     Tacloban City, Philippines​

The AIT RRC.AP Climate Change Cluster played a pivotal role in organizing the "International Forum on Climate Change - Never Again Yolanda: Lessons Toward Resiliency" during the 2nd Regional Disaster Resilience Forum (RDRF) on November 6-7, 2023, at the People’s Center in Tacloban City, Philippines. Dr. Guilberto Borongan, Director of AIT RRC.AP, actively participated and represented RRC.AP at The RDRF 2023, which coincided with the 10th anniversary commemoration of Super Typhoon Yolanda. In alignment with this event, RRC.AP conducted the Adaptation Planning Tools and Green Climate Fund Concept Note Development Seminar in collaboration with Eastern Visayas State University (EVSU) and with funding from the Ministry of Environment Japan (MOEJ). The forum successfully convened approximately 70 participants from various stakeholders, including representatives from regional line departments such as DENR, DAR, DILG, DOT, as well as local government units (LGUs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs) like Save the Children, and participants from EVSU. Tacloban City, Philippines, bore the brunt of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in 2013, and the forum aimed to dissect lessons learned from the disaster and explore effective strategies for enhancing climate resilience across the Philippines.

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