Last Session of INCREASE’s CLPRB Discusses Sustainability Plans and Exit Strategies

On October 25th, the INCREASE Project, in collaboration with RILHUB, has officially held the last session of the Cross-Learning Platform for Resilience-Building (CLPRB) from 9:00 AM to 12:45 PM.


Starting last July, the project had already previously already implemented three iterations covering topics such as navigating the Local Climate Change Adaptation Plan (LCCAP) for LGUs, conducting remote mock tabletop exercises, and gender mainstreaming in community resilience. CLPRB serves as the INCREASE Project’s commitment to cross-learning and knowledge sharing.

Following a workshop-consultation format, the session was attended by representatives and partners from project areas around the Philippines including the provinces of Cagayan, Surigao del Sur, Northern Samar, and Mountain Province. The activity gave a refresher on the project’s expected outcomes and an overview of monitoring and evaluation mechanisms. It also elicited the insights of key partners on the actual process of how the project can be sustained. Moreover, the program highlighted both key messages and exit strategies as the project is closing this year.


INCREASE is currently conducting its last set of activities in coordination with partners such as ACCORD Incorporated, the Agri-Aqua Development Coalition-Mindanao, the Cordillera Disaster Response and Development Services, and the Leyte Center for Development, Inv.


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