UPLB researchers involved in The OML Center’s funded project Agent-based Modeling of sustainable livelihoods for vulnerable people to adapt to the impacts of flood-related landslides in the Philippines visited the OML Center Office for a project meeting on July 31, 2014.
Drs. Lilibeth Acosta-Michlik and Damasa Magcale-Macandog, the project leaders, together with other project team members discussed the project updates and activities which aim to support the assessments of sustainable livelihood activities for the landslides affected communities in Compostela Valley, Davao.
The activities to be conducted include stakeholder consultation and dialogue both at the community and policy levels; collection and generation of new data informing about the livelihood preferences, landslides susceptibility, disaster management and downscaled socio-economic and climatic scenarios; and application of scientific methods to conduct the livelihood vulnerability assessments. The methods, which will be integrated using stepwise approach, include participatory rural appraisal, backcasting of GIS maps, cluster and conjoint analysis, landslide risk analysis, and agent-based model.
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