Friday, December 25, 2009

Philippine group finalizes selection of priority areas for climate change interventions

Mike U. Crismundo in the Manila Bulletin: The Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) Project: Climate Resilient Farming Communities (CRFC) in Agusan del Norte through the Innovative Risk Transfer Mechanisms (IRTM) is now finalizing the selection of priority areas for specific interventions, it was learned Friday.

International Labor Organization (ILO) project manager Lurrine Baybay- Villacorta said the selection will be done as soon as the technical workshop group and subsequently the project’s advisory committee (PAC) is done with the final review of the baseline study which was commissioned some two months back, as well as the selection criteria in special meeting on Tuesday. The ILO-Sustainable Development for Indigenous People (IP) Phase 1 has a $30 million budget.

…The draft baseline study was earlier subjected to a provincial validating workshop last December 3, with and provincial and municipal officials, representatives from farmer groups, people’s organizations, financing institutions and government line agencies. Agusan del Norte is one of only five demonstration sites in the country for the climate change project under the Millennium Development Goals Fund (MDGF).

The demonstration projects are under the so-called Outcome 3 of a bigger project dubbed Strengthening the Philippines, Institutional Capacity to Adapt to Climate Change…

Map of Agusan del Norte showing the location of Kitcharao, by Mike Gonzalez (TheCoffee), Wikimedia Commons, under the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 License.

No comments: