The Philippine Climate Change Adaptation Project (PhilCCAP) turned over its launched knowledge products to the DENR Secretary through a short but meaningful ceremony on May 16, 2016 at the Office of the Secretary Conference Room, DENR Central Office.
Foreign-Assisted and Special Projects Service (FASPS) Director Edwin Domingo led the ceremonial turning over, wherein the knowledge products were individually handed over to Secretary Ramon Paje by PhilCCAP Project Manager Wilbur Dee, Philippine Crop Insurance Cooperation (PCIC) Senior Vice President Norman Cajucom, Bureau of Soils and Water Management (BSWM) Laboratory Services Chief Dr. Gina Nilo, National Irrigation Administration (NIA) Environmental Specialist Marissa Presentacion, Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) Director Theresa Mundita Lim, and Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) Climate Data Division Chief Rosalina de Guzman. Secretary Paje received a total of sixteen knowledge products, composed of three manuals, four management plans, and nine reports.
Among the products given were the user manual for the Community of Practice-Knowledge Management platform and Good Climate Change Adaptation Practices Manual of the Climate Change Commission (CCC), the reports on the feasibility study for the improvement of Pinacanauan and Jalaur irrigation systems by the NIA, the program manual for the Enhanced Climate-Smart Farmers’ Field School by the BSWM, a toolkit for assessment and analysis on climate change adaptation, and reports on the pilot-testing and development of Geographic Insurance Unit (GIU) for the Weather Index-Based Crop Insurance (WIBCI) of the PCIC. Management plans and monitoring and evaluation plans for the Peñablanca Protected Landscape and Seascape (PPLS) and Siargao Islands Protected Landscape and Seascape (SIPLAS) of BMB were also part of the turned over products. In addition, PAGASA, the state weather bureau, handed over technical reports on Philippine climate patterns, a policy brief, and a manual for Local Government Unit (LGU) on Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping.
The ceremonial turning over aimed to showcase PhilCCAP’s achievements and its continuing commitment to equip communities with the knowledge and tools to adapt to climate change. #