UNOCHA meets with Dr. Azanza to ‘evaluate’ DRR needs, priorities for climate resilienceAdministration
The United Nations Office for the
Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) had a meeting with President Dr.
Patrick Alain T. Azanza regarding the evaluation of the Philippines' DRR needs
and priorities, on September 21.
This is to support their efforts
of reducing climate-related disaster risks, which are aligned with
international agreements like the Paris Agreement and the Sendai Framework on DRR,
in line with the UN's ERC flagship initiative.
The delegation included Mr.
Marcus Oxley and Mr. Benigno Balgos, both Senior Non-Key Experts from the EU
NDC Facility, along with Ms. Maria Agnes Palacio of UNOCHA Philippines.
The meeting also included Dr.
Jose Z. Tria, Engr. Dexter M. Toyado, and Dr. Rosana S. Abundo as requested by
The meeting mainly discussed CatSU’s contributions and contingencies in the occurrence of climate-related disasters like typhoons and the problems that come with it.
Dr. Azanza described the many
people-centered projects and programs provided by CatSU such as the designation
of Evacuation Centers, the use case scenario of the Solar farm, and the
creation of food supply establishments such as fish ponds and other foods and
amenities required in the event of a disaster.