WFP names two towns as climate change project areas-A A +A
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
TWO municipalities in Misamis Oriental have been chosen by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to be the pilot areas for its Disaster Preparedness Programme/ Climate Change Adaptation project.
The WFP team headed by Juan Blenn Huelgas, WFP senior national DRR consultant convened on Tuesday members of the academe, non-government organization and the Provincial Disaster Risks Reduction and Management Council (PDDRMC) of Misamis Oriental in a seminar/workshop for the implementation of this project.
Huelgas emphasized that the implementation of the project will be done through a tripartite partnership with the academe, NGO and local government units
“We have to have community participation in the design, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the project,” he told participants in the said seminar- workshop held at the session hall of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan.
Other participants include Department of Social Welfare and Development X (DSWD) and Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) provincial office.
According to Nar Pacuribot, deputy PDDRMO the WFP team earlier has conducted a cite visitation in Misamis Oriental and saw that the municipalities of Medina and Manticao needs help.
“Sa Medina ilang nakita ang usa ka old creek nga nagmala na ug naa nay nagpuyo pero paghapak sa Pablo nasudlan og tubig nga tagahawak, in fact, gi-rescue gani ang mga tawo nga namuyo didto kay malukong man sila,” he told Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro.
With this, the WFP proposed to dredge the creek in which the work will be done by the people living in the area where they will be paid under DSWD’s Food for Work program.
While in Manticao, WFP saw a bridge destroyed at the height of Sendong which until have not repair.
“That is why WFP convene this activity to come up a plan for these municipalities and what help that UN can extend,” Pacuribot said.
For his part, Teddy Sabugaa, PDRRMC executive director stressed that through this program, PDRRMC can also institutionalize its disaster preparedness program.
“Kurambos gihapon ang concept ani nga project, so tanan partners naay counterpart,” he said.
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on March 13, 2013.