INCREASE Holds CLPRB on Navigating the LCCAP in Commemoration of WHD 2021

In celebration of  #WorldHumanitarianDay (WHD) last August 19th, the INCREASE project held another virtual iteration of the Cross-Learning Platform for Resilience-Building (CLPRB) today. This is the second overall CLPRB, following the first session on remote tabletop exercises last June.
This session focused on the capacity-building of INCREASE partners and relevant municipal local government staff in navigating the Local Climate Change Action Plan or LCCAP and its updating. By the end of the event, participants shared how their learnings and reflections include the importance of advocacy and CDRA, the process of the LCCAP, and that tools and templates are available for utilization.
This was followed by a Partner-Level Learning Exchange on Incorporating DRR and CCA in Sustainable Livelihoods provided an opportunity for INCREASE partners to share updates, best practices, challenges, and lessons learned from their respective approaches in implementing sustainable livelihood initiatives. You may view the presentation deck used during the partner-level learning session by clicking here.
This year’s WHD is focused on highlighting and emphasizing the urgency and gravity of the climate crisis. Many organizations and projects, including RILHUB and its partners, echo the call for commitment to climate adaptation and mitigation in line with keeping the global warming threshold at 1.5 °C. In addition to this call, INCREASE and RILHUB aim to continue providing avenues for cross-learning and capacity building on disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, and ecosystem management and restoration.

CLPRB is the manifestation of the project’s commitment to holding four (4) learning exchanges engaging local implementing partners and partner communities across provinces to share DRR-CCA and/or IRM good practices, ideas for sustainability and upscaling, innovations, and evidence from which these are based. Similarly, the project has also committed to producing four (4) research briefs or communication materials, or case stories, from DRR-CCA / IRM good practices and innovations that have been documented; these are to be published and disseminated through RILHUB.

INCREASE or  “Philippines – Increasing Resilience to Natural Hazards” aims to increase the resilience of 45,00 women and men small scale farmers and fishers, including 720 extremely poor female-headed households, to natural hazards and the effect of climate change. The project will run from 2019-2021 in different parts of the Philippines, namely 36 barangays across 8 municipalities in the provinces of Cagayan, Mt. Province, Northern Samar, and Surigao del Sur. Its project components and activities include early warning systems, alternative livelihood, and climate and disaster governance.