On June 8, 2018, the Coastal Cities at Risk in the Philippines: Investing in Climate and Disaster Resilience (CCAR2) research team and its partners gathered at the First National Conference on Investing in Climate and Disaster Resilience at the Eduardo Aboitiz Sandbox, Arete, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, to discuss strategies for implementation of the goals and expected outcomes of the CCAR2 project.
The project’s research team is composed of a multidisciplinary team of scientists and expert from the Ateneo de Manila University, the Manila Observatory, the University of the Philippines, and the National Resilience Council. The CCAR project partners with local government units in Iloilo, Metro Manila, and Naga.
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The one-day conference aimed to: 1) Reflect on the lessons of CCAR1 and its implications to CCAR2 transdisciplinary research design; 2) Refine the coherence and linkage between CCAR1 research findings and applications to resilience planning among partners in national/local governments, private sector, and communities of practice; 3) Advance a systems-oriented, transdisciplinary action, and socially-inclusive research approach that is responsive to the needs of partner LGUs and the private sector, and supports the development and promotion of science-based resilience plans.