In pursuit of the goal of the Geo-SAFER Mindanao (Geo-Informatics for Systematic Assessment of Flood Effects and Risks towards a Resilient Mindanao) Program to equip the proper interpretation, utilization, and application of its outputs for flood disaster management through the conduct of trainings and seminars, a 3-day webinar series on MaBAHAng Usapan 2.0 Towards SAFER (Science-based Actions for Empowered and Resilient) Mindanao was conducted last December 9-11, 2020. The event was organized by the Caraga Center for Geo-Informatics (CCGeo) and the College of Engineering and Geosciences (CEGS) of Caraga State University, in coordination with the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCIEERD), Department of Science and Technology-Caraga and various Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) under the Geo-SAFER Mindanao Program, namely Central Mindanao University, Ateneo de Zamboanga University, Mindanao State University- Iligan Institute of Technology, University of the Philippines-Mindanao. It was participated by individuals coming from the different Local Government Units (LGUs) particularly the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO), academe and other stakeholders.

 

The speakers shared their expertise on the various science-based efforts in understanding and addressing flood and other geo-hazards in Mindanao. Among the topics discussed were the DOST-PCIEERD Programs and Initiatives to Support LGU's DRRM by Dr. Enrico C. Paringit, Geomorphology and Geohazards and the Implications for Communities by Dr. Engielle Mae R. Paguican, Online Resources for Geo-Hazard Risk Assessment which will guide the LGUs in planning pre-emptive measures by Engr. Jojene R. Santillan. There were also discussions on the use of detailed flood hazard maps for disaster preparedness and mitigation by the respective project leaders of the Geo-SAFER Mindanao Program and an exchange of DRRM strategies and best practices of LGUs by DRRMO and LGU representatives. Apart from that, a panel discussion was conducted as an avenue to raise questions and concerns in relation to the topics discussed.

The webinar series was a milestone in the dissemination of relevant information derived from research, innovation, and extension activities especially in this time of crisis. Moreover, it was a successful event that served as platform to help the community in planning out mitigation measures for risks associated with geohazards in the different regions in Mindanao.

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MaBAHAng Usapan 2.0 Towards SAFER (Science-based Actions for Empowered and Resilient) Mindanao

In pursuit of the goal of the Geo-SAFER Mindanao (Geo-Informatics for Systematic Assessment of Flood Effects and Risks towards a Resilient Mindanao) Program to equip the proper interpretation, utilization, and application of its outputs for flood disaster management through the conduct of trainings and seminars, a 3-day webinar series on MaBAHAng Usapan 2.0 Towards SAFER (Science-based Actions for Empowered and Resilient) Mindanao was conducted last December 9-11, 2020. The event was organized by the Caraga Center for Geo-Informatics (CCGeo) and the College of Engineering and Geosciences (CEGS) of Caraga State University, in coordination with the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCIEERD), Department of Science and Technology-Caraga and various Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) under the Geo-SAFER Mindanao Program, namely Central Mindanao University, Ateneo de Zamboanga University, Mindanao State University- Iligan Institute of Technology, University of the Philippines-Mindanao. It was participated by individuals coming from the different Local Government Units (LGUs) particularly the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO), academe and other stakeholders.

 

The speakers shared their expertise on the various science-based efforts in understanding and addressing flood and other geo-hazards in Mindanao. Among the topics discussed were the DOST-PCIEERD Programs and Initiatives to Support LGU's DRRM by Dr. Enrico C. Paringit, Geomorphology and Geohazards and the Implications for Communities by Dr. Engielle Mae R. Paguican, Online Resources for Geo-Hazard Risk Assessment which will guide the LGUs in planning pre-emptive measures by Engr. Jojene R. Santillan. There were also discussions on the use of detailed flood hazard maps for disaster preparedness and mitigation by the respective project leaders of the Geo-SAFER Mindanao Program and an exchange of DRRM strategies and best practices of LGUs by DRRMO and LGU representatives. Apart from that, a panel discussion was conducted as an avenue to raise questions and concerns in relation to the topics discussed.

The webinar series was a milestone in the dissemination of relevant information derived from research, innovation, and extension activities especially in this time of crisis. Moreover, it was a successful event that served as platform to help the community in planning out mitigation measures for risks associated with geohazards in the different regions in Mindanao.