INCREASE Holds 3rd CLPRB on Gender Mainstreaming in Community Resilience

On September 22 and 24, theINCREASE Project, in collaboration with RILHUB and its community partners, held the third installation of the Cross-Learning Platform for Resilience-building (CLPRB) via Zoom.

The first part was a capacity-building session Gender Mainstreaming in Community Resilience on September 22 while the partner-level learning exchange on September 24 provided an avenue for partners to reflect and share best practices on the meaningful participation and decision-making of women in resilient livelihoods.
This session focuses on INCREASE’s learnings and experiences in increasing women’s participation and decision making in resilience building, as well as in ensuring that gender is mainstreamed in longer-term development plans. In support of integrated risk management principles focused on inclusion and participation, this session highlights how women-led activities in livelihoods and in preparedness activities not only build community resilience but also their individual and collective confidence, and more cohesive relations among peers and within formal and informal groups and actors in the community.
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.
The final installation of the INCREASE Cross-Learning Platform for Resilience-Building will be held in October 2021.

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