On 5 March, 2022, over 100 participants joined the 13th International Conference on Environmental and Rural Development online, organised by the International Society of Environmental and Rural Development, the Bohol Island State University, Philippines, and the Institute of Environmental Rehabilitation and Conservation, Japan, and co-organised by UNU-IAS.
A special session from Regional Centres of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development (RCEs) was held on the topic of ‘Disaster Management: Community-based responses in the aftermath of devastating typhoons’, which delved into the important role of education, multistakeholder partnership, and community engagement in dealing with local problems, particularly in the aftermath of devastating typhoons.
The keynote was given by Dr. Indrajit Pal (Asian Institute of Technology), who led two ProSPER.Net joint research projects on disaster resilience and education, in which he shared results from the projects.
Experiences were also shared from four RCEs in the Philippines, along with discussions on lessons learned on how RCEs in typhoon-hit regions in the Philippines should respond and contribute to mitigating the adverse impacts of disasters.
Read the full report here.