The Coastal Cities at Risk in the Philippines advocates for science-informed, socially inclusive policy and decision making through their booth in the PROGRAM FOR NEWLY-ELECTED OFFICIALS (Program for NEOs) this July 10-12, 2019. The Program for NEOs happening in Century Park Hotel, Manila, serves as a continuing intervention of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) through the Local Government Academy (LGA) in its commitment to provide a harmonized and holistic capacity development delivery mechanism for local governments all over the country. The theme for this year’s program is “Priming Leaders for Effective Local Governance.” All Philippine Local Chief Executives (LCEs) are required to attend this program.
Numerous mayors and government officials, such as Hon. Rolen “LenJ” Paulino Jr. of Olongapo City, Hon. Maria Isabelle “Beng” Climaco-Salazar of Zamboanga City, and Hon. Victor “Vico” Sotto of Pasig City, visited the CCARPH’s booth. Pasig City is the testbed for CCARPH’s Work Package 2.1 and 2.2’s project outputs: the Systems Thinking Tools, the City Resilience Suites of Systems Thinking Tools, and the Systems-Dynamics Lens as well as the Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model. Pasig City is in the process of coordinating with Ateneo Innovation Center for its low-cost technologies, as part of Hon. Sotto’s health-related advocacy.
CCARPH’s presence in this event promotes science-informed socially inclusive policy and decision making while showcasing the work of its partners, the Ateneo Innovation Center and the Manila Observatory. CCARPH works alongside the National Resilience Council to highlight their best practices on disaster risk reduction and local governance and knowledge products.