Here’s a list of activities lined up for the coming months.
Winner of Grassroots Science Advice Promotion Awards 2022
A proposed project titled “Science Advice on Disaster Waste Management: Enabling Local Governments to Practice and Promote Building Back Better, Circular Economy, and Climate Change Mitigation” submitted by Dr. Glenn Fernandez has been chosen by the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) Asia chapter as one of the winners of its Grassroots Science Advice…
Final Workshop held in Makati
To mark the end of our APN-funded project, a two-day final workshop was held in Makati City, Philippines on July 14-15, 2022. The workshop was organized by the Makati Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office. The stakeholders in Makati finalized the first draft of the city’s Disaster Waste Management Contingency Plan, which is the main…
Session at SRI2022
Our team organized a session at the Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress 2022 (SRI2022), which was hosted from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. The SRI Congress is the world’s largest transdisciplinary gathering for the global sustainability community. The title of our session was “Disaster Waste Management Capacity Development in the Global South.” Speakers…
Presentation at the 3RINCs Conference
On behalf of Dr. Noralene Uy and Ms. Liza Velle Ramos, Dr. Glenn Fernandez, the project leader, presented on March 17, 2022 at the 8th Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (3R) International Scientific Conference on Material Cycles and Waste Management (3RINCs) organized by the Japan Society of Material Cycles and Waste Management (JSMCWM). Dr. Fernandez presented the…
Nominated to the Future Earth Assembly
After being chosen as an Early Career Champion at the SRI2021, Dr. Glenn Fernandez was subsequently nominated and chosen as one of the ten Early-Career Researchers (ECR) representatives in the Future Earth General Assembly, thanks in part to the APN project on disaster waste management.
Presentation at the APRU Symposium
On behalf of the project team, Dr. Noralene Uy made a presentation on November 24, 2021 at the 16th Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Multi-Hazards Symposium hosted by the University of Indonesia. The title of the presentation was “Disaster Waste Management Capacity Development: Experience in Lautoka, Fiji and Makati, Philippines.”
Posters at the GADRI Summit
We participated in the 5th Summit of the Global Alliance of Disaster Research Institutes (GADRI), which was held virtually from August 31 to September 1, 2022. We had three poster presentations.
Early Career Champion at SRI2021
Partly because of the APN-funded project on disaster waste management in China, Fiji, and the Philippines, Dr. Glenn Fernandez was chosen as an Early Career Champion at the 2021 Sustainability Research and Innovation (SRI2021) Congress hosted virtually from Brisbane, Australia. At the closing plenary session, Dr. Fernandez gave a presentation on the highlights and conclusions of the “Sustainable…
Disaster Waste Management Webinar
On April 28, 2021, we had our first webinar featuring the disaster waste management experience in Fiji, Japan, Nepal, and the Philippines. We had 245 registered participants from 19 countries. The recording of the webinar can be seen on Youtube.
Training of Trainers
From January 15 to 16, 2020, we had our Training of Trainers on Disaster Waste Management at the Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City, Philippines. Aside from the participants from Makati City and Quezon City, we were also joined by representatives from the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) and from the Earthquake and…