Youth-In-Action for Disaster Risk Preparedness and Reduction - Batangas
Resilience and Adaptation Strategies by the Youth
   

The project is being implemented through United Nations-World Food Programme’s Disaster Preparedness and Response Programme in the province of Batangas. It endeavors to help reduce the disaster risks faced by the municipalities of Balete, Mataasnakahoy, and Tingloy through increased community participation and youth involvement.  This is to address the limited opportunities for the youth sector to actively participate in disaster response and preparedness initiatives.  The project is also an opportunity for the province to engage the youth as a partner of government in both DRR and CCAM as well as in wetlands conservation.
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An inception meeting-workshop was held on 9 December 2015 for the project. The event aimed to orient the partners, set the specific dates for all major events, and have a common understanding of the project.

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Twenty-one (21) high school teachers from Municipalities of Mataasnakahoy and Balete in the province of Batangas had successfully completed the 2-day Training of Trainors on the Conduct of Youth Ecological Camp last 25-29 January 2016 at Emilio's Farm & Resort.

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Youth Eco-Camp was conducted among thirty-five (35) high school students from various schools of Mataasnakahoy on 27-29 January 2016. It aimed to engage the youth towards actions and initiatives relevant to wetlands, disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation and mitigation, and other related issues in their town.

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Thirty-five (35) high school students from Balete National School and Our Lady of Fatima Educational System participated in the 3-day Youth Ecological Camp. It was held at Emilio's Farm and Resort on 9-11 March 2016 in Balete, Batangas.

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Youth-In-Action for Disaster Risk Preparedness and Reduction - Laguna
Resilience and Adaptation Strategies by the Youth
   
The project is implemented through the World Food Programme's Disaster Preparedness and Response Programme in municipalities of Rizal Pila and Mabitac, aiming to reduce the disaster risk faced by these municipalities through increased community participation and youth involvement.
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World Wetlands Day celebration
Theme for 2016:
      Wetlands for our Future
      Sustainable Livelihoods


SCPW recognized as
   World Water Day Awardee


SCPW was one of the awardees during the 2nd World Water Day Awards Ceremonies.   “Wetland Conservation Advocacy Award” was given to SCPW in recognition of its campaign for the conservation and wise use of Philippine Wetlands and attainment of the Philippines’ commitment to the Ramsar Convention- the international treaty which recognizes the ecological, economic, cultural, scientific, and recreational value of wetlands. 
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on Ramsar website

C L E A R - Conservation of Laguna de Bay's Environment and Resources

CLEAR is a tripartite partnership of Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands, Laguna Lake Development Authority, and Unilever Philippines.


The Clear Youth Network (CYN) Congress marked its successful 10th year gathering last 5-6 December 2015 at Sierra Madre Hotel and Resort, Tanay, Rizal. The event was participated by 70 high school students and 19 coordinators from 14 cities/municipalities consisting of Muntinlupa, Taguig, Pateros, Tanay, Binangonan, Los Baņos, Pangil/Siniloan, Lumban, San Pablo, San Pedro, Mabitac, Rizal, Pila, and the new member of the network, Morong.  This year’s congress, with the theme “The Youth as Champions of Wetlands,” endeavoured to celebrate and acknowledge the contribution of the Youth in wetland conservation over the past 10 years since the CLEAR Youth Ecological Camp.

The 2-day Congress includes the youth forum on taking action for wetlands conservations comprised of sharing sessions and testimonials. Sharing sessions highlighted the recognizable projects done by the CYN Groups constituting Youth Ecological Camp Replication, Wetland Centre Design Competition, Sachet Recovery Project (SRP) and Viaje Kalikasan that gave project ideas and strategies to the rest of the CYN Groups. Moreover, testimonials from an eco-camper, college student, young professional and coordinators involved telling stories about their growing partnership and their experiences on being engaged in CLEAR Youth Network and how these experiences influenced mindsets in their homes, schools and work environment.
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The CLEAR Youth Ecological Camp was conducted in Cardona, Rizal on 26-28 October 2015, in partnership with the Municipal Government of Morong. The 3-day ecocamp was participated by high school students from various schools of Morong, Rizal.
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  EARTH DAY celebration
   Theme for 2016:
       Trees for the Earth
          at LPPCHEA
          at Mount Arayat

Wetlands Caravan
The Evolving CEPA Action Plan for the Wise Use of Philippine Wetlands
   

Wetlands Caravan

The Wetlands Caravan  aims to work with the communities in achieving the Ramsar Convention's goal through localized action plans  that will help catalyze change in the people's behavior towards wetlands.
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Capacity Building for Wetlands Conservation

Increasing capacity of local communities to sustain wetland conservation activities in the Laguna de Bay Region and Marikina-Pasig River Watershed
   
The Project aimed to increase the capacity of local organizations to take actions for wetland conservation that will contribute to the effective management of natural and human-made disasters and help in implementing climate change mitigation and adaptation measures.  This is funded from a grant from The UPS Foundation.
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The Tree-preneur Project
Rehabilitation of the Arayat Watershed
for the Protection of Candaba Wetlands
  

The Project to rehabilitate the Arayat watershed employs approaches and methods that are highly participatory, transparent, build on or complement existing and proposed effort and promote community empowerment.
Its objective is to minimize the degradation of the Arayat-Candaba watershed through restoration of habitats of important flora and fauna in the upland ecosystems.
The Project harnesses enthusiasm and energy of the community by training them to become "TREE-PRENEURS". 
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The TREE-PRENEURS are now Mountain Guides!
The Eco-Trek Activity was established as a social enterprise for additional livelihood of upland farmers in Mt. Arayat. 

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Designated as an official Decade Project in the framework of the “United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development”

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Philippine government agencies
working on wetlands -

  Biodiversity Management
     Bureau (DENR)

  Laguna Lake
     Development Authority

  Palawan Council for
     Sustainable Development

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