Workshop / Seminar / Short Course
"Climate Voices on the Ground: Perspectives from Different Sectors", A Webinar Series
A webinar series in October 2022 to share perspectives and approaches to do climate science, communication, and risk management
My Climate Risk (MCR) is a lighthouse activity of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP). This aims to develop and mainstream a ‘bottom-up’ approach to regional climate risk, which starts with a better understanding of local contexts and the requirements of decision-makers. Ateneo de Manila University, through the Ateneo Institute of Sustainability (AIS), now hosts one of the Asia-Pacific hubs of MCR. Consistent with the aims of MCR, the ADMU Hub wishes to bring people's experiences on the ground to the fore, and to highlight the perspectives of different stakeholders and sectors on their experiences of climate change and how they are using climate information in addressing climate risks, particularly in Southeast Asia.
The hub is hosting the first of two webinar series, "Climate Voices on the Ground: Perspectives from Different Sectors", which aims to give participants a better understanding of the different contexts and experiences of climate change.
We invite all interested parties to register for our first webinar series, Climate Voices, at this link: linktr.ee/MCR_ADMU.
Climate Voices on the Ground: Perspectives from Different Sectors
Webinar 1: Community Solidarity: the Roots of Resilience
14 October 2022 (Fri), 4:00-5:30pm (GMT +8, Philippine Standard Time)
Community-based organizations are the frontlines of community resilience. For our inaugural webinar, the MCR ADMU Hub invites Dr Emma E Porio, Professor, Department of Sociology & Anthropology of the Ateneo de Manila University, to share her insights on climate resilience initiatives of community-based organizations. We explore their climate perception, perceived risks, and climate information needs.
Webinar 2: Climate Information Needs of Coastal Communities
21 October 2022 (Fri), 4:30-5:30pm (GMT +8, Philippine Standard Time)
Our second Climate Voices webinar features Dr Ma Laurice Jamero, Head of the Resilience Collaboratory at the Manila Observatory. Join us as we listen to her experiences as both a scientist and community organizer, and the insights she can share on the climate information needs of low-lying coastal and island communities.
Webinar 3: Climate Risk and Microenterprises
28 October 2022 (Fri), 4:00-5:30pm (GMT +8, Philippine Standard Time)
In our third and final Climate Voices webinar for 2022, we are joined by two guest speakers: Dr Ma Assunta C. Cuyegkeng, Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Management, and Ms Raquel Cementina-Olpoc, an instructor from the Department of Leadership and Strategy, both from the Ateneo de Manila University. Dr Cuyegkeng and Ms Cementina-Olpoc will share their insights on climate risks of microenterprises. We dive into how this critical sector makes sense of their experience of climate change, and what their climate information needs are.
For more details, please check the concept note and programme accessible here.
For inquiries, you may reach us at email@example.com.
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