CCARPH signs Partnership Agreement with the Pasig City Government

Ateneo de Manila University, through the Coastal Cities at Risk in the Philippines (CCARPH): Investing in Climate and Disaster Resilience project, entered a partnership agreement with Pasig City Local Government, through their Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office. This partnership allows CCARPH team in accessing the city’s datasets for the project to formally share the tools and technologies developed by the team to the city.

Present in the signing are (from left to right): Mr. Carlos Oppus (Director of Ateneo Innovation Center), Dr. Emma Porio (Project Leader of CCARPH, Professor at ADMU Department of Sociology & Anthropology, and Science Research Felow of the Manila Observatory), Hon. Vico Sotto (Pasig City Mayor), Fr. Jett Villarin, S.J., Ph.D. (President of Ateneo de Manila), Dr. Gemma Narisma (Executive Director of the Manila Observatory), and Mr. Bryant Wong (Action Officer of the Pasig City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.

A discussion and introduction was headed by Dr. Emma Porio, where representatives from the Ateneo Institute of Sustainability, and ADMU Department of Economics, and the Department of Political Sciences joined in. Mayor Vico Sotto mentioned that mong his priorities for the city of Pasig is to develop housing, and improve the health centers.

CCARPH, through the Ateneo Innovation Center (AIC), allows the improvement and motivation of this through their projects and initiatives on clean water systems, biomedical technologies, vulnerability mapping, and disaster-resilient communication systems.

Dr. Greg Tangonan of AIC presented their current work on the different technologies used to address the problems of high temperatures in the country, starting from cities. The different technologies used include heat mapping through Infrared Radiation cameras on drones, identifying coping strategies through socioeconomic surveys, and lowering temperatures through green technologies.

For more information, you may visit the following links: Coastal Cities at Risk in the Philippines, Ateneo Innovation Center, and the Manila Observatory.

Images by the Ateneo Marketing and Communications Office (02 426-6001 local 4093)

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