Naga College Foundation (NCF) Typhoon Preparedness Center chief David Michael V. Padua was one of the guest speakers and lecturers during the 3rd South-South Citizenry Based Academy held at the NCF campus in Naga City.
The theme of the gathering centered on the harmonization of Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction.
The international conference was a 5-day activity composed of lectures and a study tour at the project site in the Bicol region. The conference was attended by more than 100 participants coming from the different countries in Asia and the Philippines. The activity aimed to encourage sharing of knowledge, practices in disaster risk reduction and Climate Change Adaptation.
Padua presented the practices of the Typhoon Preparedness Center and its Early Warning Programs contributing to building resiliency among communities in the Bicol region. He highlighted innovations of the center in providing Now Casting services that is used by LGU’s in their disaster preparedness plans.
The whole delegation of participants held its 2nd day afternoon session at the Naga College Foundation Auditorium.
Among those who attended the session was NCF President Marguerite Michelle V. Padua-Hornby who welcomed the participants during the activity. Naga City Mayor John G. Bongat also delivered a message during the activity.
Dr. Roland P. Villanueva, former NCF president; Marivic V. Balance, NCF Center for Social Responsibility director and Joannah B. Ramores, NCF-TPC External Project Development consultant also participated in the conference.