For the maiden Challenge, solutions must focus on transformative national, provincial, or local strategies that Private Sector Actors can undertake to address the climate risks of a vulnerable sector or community in the following priority areas: Food and Water Security, Livelihood and Essential Services, and Climate-Health Systems.
Of the submissions received from various Philippine HEIs, two solutions garnered enough scores to qualify for recognition as finalists:
“The MisOr Akay Fund: The Pathway to Sustainability and Resiliency” seeks to establish a concrete, sustainable and inclusive disaster risk financing for the province of Misamis Oriental. The proponents, who made the submission as students of the Asian Institute of Management (AIM), seek to help farmers, low-income families; Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs); and flood-prone communities in the province.
The proponents of “The MisOr Akay Fund: The Pathway to Sustainability and Resiliency” are Mr. Augustus Caesar B. Esmeralda, Mr. Tristan Lindsey Ares, Mr. Jonathan S. Biagtan, Mr. Randell Kitt Botero, Ms. Sheryl Joy Anne Gutierrez, and Mr. Walter Panganiban.
The public presentation of “The MisOr Akay Fund: The Pathway to Sustainability and Resiliency” in February 2021 was held in cooperation with Resilient.PH and the Municipality of Alubijid in Misamis Oriental.
Featured resource persons at the public presentation include Dr. Marqueza Cathalina L. Reyes (AIM), Dr. Jaime Aristotle Alip (CARD-MRI), Mr. Jerry Clavesillas (Department of Trade and Industry – Bureau of Small and Medium Enterprise Development), Ms. Liza Silerio (ARISE Philippines), Hon. Emmanuel L. Jamis (Municipality of Alubijid, Misamis Oriental), and Dr. Kenneth Hartigan-Go (OML Center).
Watch the public presentation here.
“COWET: A Nature-based Solution to Water Security” aims to address water scarcity, while also treating wastewater for the agricultural sector, using constructed wetlands. The solution endeavors to provide an affordable and sustainable system for small-scale and commercial farmers. The proposed system also has potential applicability in urban and residential settings.
The proponents of “COWET: A Nature-based Solution to Water Security” are Engr. Ma. Hazel T. Castillo, Engr. Donny Rey D. Camus, Engr. Alvin Joseph S. Dolores, and Engr. Victor Mikael de Padua from the University of the Philippines – Los Baños (UPLB).
The public presentation of “COWET: A Nature-based Solution to Water Security” in February 2021 was held in cooperation with the UPLB College of Engineering and Agro-industrial Technology (CEAT) and the Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands, Inc. (SCPW).
Featured resource persons at the public presentation include Mr. Sevillo David, Jr. (National Water Resources Board), Dir. Antonio M. Daño (Department of Environment and Natural Resources River Basin Control Office), Ms. Amy Lecciones (SCPW), Ms. Arianne Aldeza (Jollibee Group Foundation), Mr. Paul T. Puthenpurekal (SURE Inc.), Dr. Feliciano Calora, Jr. (Department of Science and Technology Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development), and Dr. Myra G. Borines (UPLB CEAT).
Watch the public presentation here.
Climate Resilience Challenge page
Watch the public presentations of the finalists of the 2020 Challenge
COWET: A Nature-based Solution to Water Security
The MisOr Akay Fund: The Pathway to Sustainability and Resiliency
Addressing Water Scarcity and Pollution: Engineers rethink constructed wetlands for affordable wastewater treatment technology
In vulnerable Misamis Oriental, DRF solution seeks to employ a multi-stakeholder approach in building resilience
Top solutions in the first Climate Resilience Challenge to be presented online
Finalists in the first Climate Resilience Challenge tap green infrastructure, disaster risk financing, in building resilience
Call for solutions to climate resilience in the Philippines