8th UPRI NOAH TALK (Women in DRRM)

When: March 6 2020

Where: Quezon City, Philippines


The UP Resilience Institute, with UP NOAH Center as its core component, seeks to contribute to the continuous improvement of the overall capacity of Filipinos towards smart, sustainable, and resilient communities. It intends to produce and disseminate freely accessible, accurate, reliable, and relevant scientific information on climate and disaster risks. Using a transdisciniplary approach, the Institute aims to cultivate a culture of preparedness and reduce catastrophic impacts of extreme hazard events.

In line with this, the institution holds the monthly UPRI-NOAH TALK where TALK stands for Think, Act, Learn, and be Knowledgeable. This monthly event explores the multi-faceted nature of Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM) through concise and powerful lectures. The UPRI-NOAH TALK aims to investigate and understand complex societal issues through a trans-disciplinary lens and to serve the people by providing a venue for learning and knowledge sharing.

This March, in line with the celebration of the International Women's Day, with the theme #EachforEqual, the UPRI-NOAH TALK will hold its 8th installment. The lecture series shall bear the theme "Women in DRRM," and shall feature women leaders in the field of CCA-DRR. Discussions shall revolve around how the featured speakers actively shape their communities through their CCA-DRR efforts.

In a society where women are still among the poorest, most vulnerable, and most susceptible to violence despite the continuous efforts towards gender equality, shifting the spotlight to women who are active leaders in CCA-DRR shall give insight the dynamics that cause women to be more vulnerable to the effects of climate change and during times of disasters.

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