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: October 27 (Tuesday)

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

Commentary & Response
Engr. Khim Cathleen Saddi
Ateneo de Naga University, Naga City, Southern Philippines

Webinar 2: October 29 (Thursday)

Condition of a Sustainable Coexistence Between People and Nature
Prof. Miwako Hosoda
Vice-President, Seisa University, Japan

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 Lucero
University of the Philippines – Los Baños
University of the Philippines – Open University

Webinar 3: November 3 (Tuesday)

Mainstreaming Marine Ecosystem Protection for a Climate-Resilient Community

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

Build, Build, Build: Implications to Resource Management and Community Resilience

Prof. Maria Aurora T.W. Tabada,
Head, Visayas State University Gender Resource Center

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

Webinar 4: November 4 (Wednesday)

Capturing Indigenous Perspectives in Ecosystems-Based Adaptation Inside Ancestral Domains” 

Maria Easterluna Luz S. Canoy with Bae Inatlawan (Babaylan, Healer-Priestess)
Executive Director
Kitanglad Integrated NGOs, Inc. (KIN), Bukidnon, Mindanao, Philippines

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

Webinar 5: November 5 (Thursday)

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

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

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

Webinar 6: November 11 (Wednesday)

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

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 

Omehen: The Garden as Chronicle and Strategy of Resistance

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

Closing Plenary: November 12 (Thursday)

“Community Interventions for Environmental Resilience”

Prof. Jan Marie Fritz
University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Presidential Board Member, Research Committee 46: Clinical Sociology, International Sociological Association (ISA)

“The National Resilience Scorecards”

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

“Climate, Resource Management, and Community Resilience”

Dr. Emma Porio
Project Leader and Principal Investigator, Coastal Cities at Risk in the Philippines
Science Research Fellow, Manila Observatory
Professor of Sociology, Ateneo de Manila University
President, Asia Pacific Sociological Association, 2020-2022
President, International Sociological Association – Clinical Sociology, 2019-2022

Online Class Lectures (Closed to the Public)

Online Class Lecture 1: November 6 (Friday)

10:30-11:00 AM (PST) Social Impacts of Regional Integration in the Greater Mekong Sub-region

Dr. Rosalia Sciortino
SEA Junction, Bangkok, Thailand

Ms. Jessica Dator-Bercilla
Professor, University of the Philippines Visayas
Co-proponent, Coastal Cities at Risk in the Philippines

Online Class Lecture 2: November 10 (Tuesday)

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

Ms. 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, Ms. Maria Rufina Salas
Ms. Vivien Clarisse Leynes


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

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

This event will be streamed live on more information, email: ccarph@ateneo.eduor visit

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