As a way to further the exchange of information on climate adaptation and resilience, Komunidad will launch the KomunidadXchange fireside chat series on March 29, 2023 at the Twelve Lounge in Poblacion, Makati City.
KomunidadXchange is a spin-off of Adapt Asia 2022, a global forum that brought together climate experts and local government leaders in November of last year.
Through this series of pocket events, Komunidad spurs more discussions about innovative solutions on climate change featuring various at-risk sectors and industries in the Philippines.
“Each fireside chat brings together a diverse mix of speakers to share insights, learnings, and impactful approaches combining local knowledge with technology-based interventions to address climate risks and impacts across and within sectors,” shares Kaye Sangalang, Impact Director for Komunidad.
KomunidadXchange is a collaboration between Komunidad and Earth Shaker, a youth-led science-focused organization that promotes the appreciation of earth science through information about meteorology, astronomy, geology, environment and life sciences.
For 2023, Komunidad has set four events starting March 29, kicking off the KomunidadXchange series on disaster risk reduction and management.
The second event will be on June 28, with focus on agriculture, followed by an eco-tourism-centered forum on September 27. On December 20, Komunidad will host conversation exchange and networking on education.
Others who wish to join the discussion may do so by using the hashtag #KomunidadXchange on social media to invite more participants and add to the conversation on the day of the event.
Bringing it down to barangay level
The first event will be about disaster risk reduction and management, with focus on early warnings at the barangay level.
It will be held on March 29 at the Twelve Lounge in Poblacion, Makati City. One hour will be dedicated to a panel of speakers, and another hour will be for networking among attendees.
“With local leaders at the forefront of climate adaptation and disaster preparedness, empowering communities with early warning is essential to build resilience at the grassroots level,” Komunidad said.
Leading the panel is Fred Dalumpines, Disaster Resilience Committee Chairman, League of Corporate Foundations. Joining him are Marielle Anne Alemania, AVP for Earth Shakers, and Myles Delfin, founder of The Bike Scouts Project.