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The two proposed solutions which emerged as finalists in the first-ever OML Center Climate Resilience Challenge will be showcased to the public this February.  

The MisOr Akay Fund: The Pathway to Sustainability and Resiliency” will be presented on February 9, 2021 (Tuesday) from 9:30-11:30 am via Zoom. The solution seeks to establish a concrete, sustainable, and inclusive disaster risk financing for the province of Misamis Oriental. The presentation will be held in cooperation with Resilient.ph.

The proponents, who made the submission as students of the Asian Institute of Management, include 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, seek to help farmers, low-income families, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and flood-prone communities in the province.

Interested participants may click here to register.

The “COWET: A Nature-based Solution to Water Security” will be presented on February 11, 2021 (Thursday) from 9:30-11:30 am via Zoom. The proposed solution focuses on addressing water scarcity, while also treating wastewater for the agricultural sector, using constructed wetlands.

Submitted by 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 team endeavors to provide an affordable and sustainable system for small-scale and commercial farmers. This presentation is in partnership with UPLB College of Engineering and Agro-industrial Technology and the Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands.

Register for this presentation by clicking here.

Launched in July 2020, the Climate Resilience Challenge is envisioned to be an annual program of the Center. Visit our website to know more about the the challenge and the solutions review process.