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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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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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. 

Trekking on 28 March 2015 was a group of students from the University of the Philippines - Los Baños.

Theme for 2016:
      Wetlands for our Future
      Sustainable Livelihoods

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 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.

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.


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.

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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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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