CCC partners with UP for PCTP-RAPID and ReBUILD Programs

With the common goal of sustaining the promotion of public awareness in climate and disaster risk, the University of the Philippines (UP) together with the Climate Change Commission (CCC) work hand in hand in the implementation, continuation, and completion of Resilience and Preparedness towards Inclusive Development (RAPID) under the Project Climate Twin Phoenix (PCTP); and Resilience Capacity Building for Cities and Municipalities to Reduce Disaster Risks from Climate Change and Natural Hazards, Phase 1[…]

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BOR Appoints Prof. Lagmay as 1st Director of the UP NOAH Center, UP Resilience Institute (UP System)

This article was originally published on the University of the Philippines System Website on April 7, 2017. At the 1326th UP Board of Regents Meeting on 5 April 2017, Prof. Alfredo Mahar Francisco A. Lagmay was appointed as Director of the UP Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (NOAH) Center, effective 21 March 2017 until 20 March 2020, and as Executive Director of the UP Resilience Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction[…]

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Catanduanes Province congratulates UP’s adoption of NOAH

The province of Catanduanes passed a resolution on 13 March 2017 congratulating the University of the Philippines (UP) for adopting the Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (NOAH). The resolution includes a commendation for the university’s decision, as well as the recognition that the tools developed by NOAH have helped in mitigating the ill effects of disasters in the Philippines since its inception in 2012. The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Catanduanes notes[…]

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NOAH paper among top cited articles in IJDRR

The NOAH-produced article, Devastating storm surges of Typhoon Haiyan, was mentioned by the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction as one of its most cited articles since 2012. The paper, published in 2015, was a study on the destruction wrought by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013 based on storm surge models combined with field data and news reports. Haiyan, locally called Typhoon Yolanda, is considered as one of the most powerful tropical cyclones[…]

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