DA-BFAR Caraga holds Climatology and Disaster Preparedness Training for IP communities
Jabonga, Agusan del Norte - To bridge the gap between traditional knowledge and climate science in disaster preparedness among the indigenous people (IP), the DA-BFAR Caraga hosted on Friday, April 16, 2021, the Climatology and Disaster Preparedness Training for the IP communities.
DA-BFAR XIII Regional Focal Person for Indigenous People's Concern Laila Holoyohoy said the activity was designed to capacitate IP leaders in disaster preparedness and mitigation in relation to climate change and other natural disasters.
Chief Meteorological Officer Ver Lancer D. Galanida of PAGASA discussed the concept of climatology and the importance of weather forecasting via online platform, while OIC-MDRRMO Sherwin D. Fugoso of LGU Jabonga tackled the importance of community-based disaster risk reduction and management.
Likewise, Irene Goring of DA-BFAR XIII Kitcharao Outreach Station introduced the basic concepts of Upland Aquaculture, while Andy Ordoña of DA-BFAR XIII Information Unit talked about the Fisheries Scholarship Program for IPs.
IP Sectoral Representative Datu Danny Munos of Santiago, Agusan del Norte expressed his gratitude to the government for the said training,
"We are grateful to the government for this undertaking, and for the new knowledge we have acquired that we hope to apply and share to our respective tribes," Munos said.
The activity convened representatives from 19 different sectors or IP clans (CADT 134, 237, 253 and 092) in the municipalities of Santiago, Jabonga and Kitcharao in the province of Agusan del Norte.