Last March 1-3, 2016, Engr. Erica Uy (CE Faculty) and Benjamin Cruz (BSMS ERDT scholar) attended the seminar-workshop on Developing Resilient Persons hosted by the Environmental Studies Institute of Miriam College. The participating Christian schools are De La Salle University Manila, Trinity University of Asia, Central Philippine University, College of St. John Roxas, Silliman University, University of San Jose Recoletos, University of St. La Salle Bacolod, Southern Christian College, Ateneo de Davao University and Miriam College. The objectives of the seminar are as follows: (1) Prevent Disaster Risk Reduction and management practices in the universities; (2) Develop a pedagogy for resilient persons education; and, (3) write 20 teaching and learning modules on developing resilient persons.
The delegates of the participating Christian Schools.
Before the seminar-workshop, the two came up with DLSU’s best practices on DRRM. It was presented at a poster exhibit and it was further discussed by Engr. Erica Uy during the presentation of the Best School DRRM Programs and Practices. It featured the following: DLSU’s protocols on earthquake, tsunami and fire drills as well as the evacuation map; awareness of DLSU, as a research based institution, through its participations in different seminars; and, External participation of DLSU through COSCA related activities including Sagip Metro, Capacity Building and localization of Sustainable Development Goals.
Best school DRRM programs and practices presentation.
The delegates were welcomed by the following: Glenda Fortez, Ph.D; Vice-President, Miriam College; Glenn Shice, Ph.D., Vice President for Porgrams, United Board of Christian Higher Education; and, Donna Paz T. Reyes, Ph.D., Executive Director Environmental Studies Institute, Miriam College. Series of lectures and discussions were presented by various professionals from varying fields of environmental science, engineering, psychology, history and information technology as well as each university’s approach on DRRM practices. A pedagogy was created by the delegates on the characteristics of a resilient person for self and for others. Finally, 10 teaching modules and 10 learning modules on developing resilient persons were created by the faculty and students respectively. Engr. Erica Uy drafted the teaching module on “Landslide Assessment” while Benjamin Cruz drafted the learning modules on “Infrastructural Adaptability on Climate Change” and “Climate Change and Hazard Mapping”.
Mr. Benjamin Cruz presenting his learning module.
DLSU delegates together with the organizers.
By: Engr. Erica Elice S. Uy and Joseph Benjamin Z. Cruz