Towards Community Resilience Laboratories with Ateneo Innovation Center

At the heart of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries–developed and developing–in a global partnership, the Ateneo Innovation Center aims to comply and attain particular goals along with its vision.

The Ateneo Innovation Center (AIC) is now undertaking the institutionalization of its Food-Energy-Water systems (FEWS) research and development. As a partner of the Coastal Cities at Risk Philippines (CCARPH), AIC continues beyond the introduction of new technologies to important stakeholders. In the coming months, AIC aims to create community resilience laboratories that will serve as disaster risk reduction innovation centers in local government units (LGUs).

In previous years, the CCARPH-AIC partnership has deployed technologies such as clean water systems, off-grid energy hubs, near cloud systems, hydroponics farms, and vulnerability maps in different LGUs. To this end, AIC has operated under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 17. And now, towards institutionalization, AIC aims to operate under Goals 11 and 13, sustainable cities and communities and climate action.

Towards long-term sustainable development in Pasig City, the CCARPH-AIC partnership is starting its first community resilience laboratory in Pasig City Rainforest Adventure (RAVE) Park. With RAVE, AIC hopes to foster a culture of co-innovation with local stakeholders as technology transfer is implemented through installations, hands-on demonstrations, and systems thinking education. AIC is and will be looking for partner communities in this endeavors.

CCARPH-AIC Team

CCARPH-AIC Team from 2018 to 2021

Project Lead: Gregory Tangonan, Ph.D.

Co-Lead: Nathaniel Libatique, Ph.D.

Project Advisor: Fabian Dayrit, Ph.D.

AIC Director: Carlos Oppus

AIC Operations Manager: Paul Cabacungan

Researchers:

Kerwin Caballas

Clyde Calgo

Reymond Cao

Lawrence Ibarrientos

John Paul Mamaradlo

Neil Angelo Mercado

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