Transformative education and social engagement have great synergy
The conference discussed the importance of scientific methods and the critical challenge of addressing human and environmental needs, the questions of sustainability, vulnerability and risk.
Fr. Walpole: “Merge science, local knowledge in disaster preparedness”
MALAYBALAY CITY (Bukidnon News/21 May)– People will be more safer and resilient if science and local knowledge and wisdom on risk resilience and adaptation will be fused, Fr. Pedro Walpole, SJ, coordinator for Reconciliation with Creation of the Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific, said at the first plenary session of an international conference here from May 21-23.
Reviewing Housing Designs and Construction Standards: A meeting report of the Philippine Working Group on Disaster Risk Resilience, 6 March 2014
The Philippine Working Group convened a meeting on March 6 to discuss specific concerns related to house construction in the context of disaster risk reduction.
Site selection assessment and criteria and other post-disaster concerns: A meeting report of the Philippine Working Group on Disaster Risk Resilience
Site selection assessment and criteria and post-disaster challenges on relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction, and recovery, especially in a post-typhoon Yolanda context were also discussed.
Collaborative response in disaster risk reduction
As we enter the next phases of post-disaster response in relation to typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), we are called to ask ourselves what is the commitment and the quality of such commitment as we explore possible collaboration and contributions of Jesuit institutions in post-typhoon rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts.