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    THE OML CENTER

    Science for ClimateResilient Communities

    Dr. RODEL D. LASCO

    Building Critical Mass Awareness Engaging Media,Entertainment and Advertising

    ADB Headquarters, Mandaluyong City |22 August 2013

    The Oscar M. LopezCenter for Climate Change Adaptation andDisaster Risk Management Foundation, Inc.

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    Overview ActivitiesOpportunities

    forPartnership

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    THE PHILIPPINES IS HIGHLY VULNERABLE

    TO CLIMATE CHANGE

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    DO YOU BELIEVE THAT

    Filipinos have little choice but to adapttothe effects of climatic change and natural

    disastersFilipino scientists, when harnessed effectively,

    can help reduce the impact of a changing

    climate.Science-based information to developsolutions for managing the risk from climatechange and natural disaster are needed NOW!

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    To honor its Chairman Emeritus Oscar M. Lopez, and tocontinue his work for the environment and nation building,

    the Lopez Group provided the seed fund for the

    establishment of the OML Center.

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    THE LOPEZ GROUP SHARES THIS BELIEF ANDAIMS TO BUILD ON IT

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    Climate-related risks anddisasters threaten theaspiration to develop

    sustainably.

    The Center recognizes thatscience and technologyhave a critical role to playin enhancing the resilienceand coping capacity of the

    various sectors of society.

    GUIDING PRINCIPLE:SCIENCE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

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    Vision

    A resilient Filipino society, able to adapt and prosperin the midst of climate-related risks and naturaldisasters.

    Mission To become a leading catalyst for generating science-

    based solutions to climate-related risks and disastersin the developing world.

    VISION AND MISSION

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    Supporting focused and science-based efforts to develop

    innovative solutions to mitigatethe risks and impacts of climate

    change and geohazards to assistgovernment initiatives andprograms

    Initiating the development of aPhilippine interdisciplinary and

    cross-sectoral network ofresearchers, academics andpractitioners to enhance the

    understanding and prediction ofclimate change and geohazard

    impacts

    Strengthening linkages with thenational and local government tofacilitate capacity building in

    the delivery of risk mitigationsolutions to reduce the impact ofclimate change and geo-hazards

    Providing a venue to share andexchange ideas and

    experiences in the local andinternational arenas

    GOALS

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    Board of Trustees

    Scientific Director

    Scientific AdvisoryCommittee

    Technical ReviewPanel

    Program Manager

    Finance/Admin Assistant Researchers

    President

    ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

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    INITIAL PARTNERS

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    FUNDING AND IN-KIND SUPPORT

    Funds to set up

    Office space, initial equipment/furniture and other services

    Other

    Partners

    support from scientists and LopezGroup of Companies such as FirstGen and First Gas Corporations

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    Overview ActivitiesOpportunitie

    s forPartnership

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    Awarding of research grants

    Building network and partnerships

    Fostering capacity building, communication,best practice and exchange of ideas

    Enabling solution deployment andnational/local government liaison

    Recognizing scientists achievements

    MAIN ACTIVITIES

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    Awardingofres

    earchgrants Awarded Grants as of July 2013

    Thesis Grantsfor MS andPhD students

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    ResearchGrants underthe Call for

    Proposals

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    Currently screening the 27 received proposals underthe 2013 Call for Research Proposals

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    Awardingofres

    earchgrants 7 Ongoing Research Grants

    1De La Salle

    State

    University

    Impact and Risk Analyses of ClimateVariability on Food and Environmental

    Security in Tarlac Province2 Design of a Car Flotation System3 Development of a Methodology forCalibrating Inoperability Input-Output

    Models (IIM)

    4 Ateneo De

    ManilaUniversity

    RS-GIS Based Integrated Analysis on Risks to

    Climate Change and Disasters: Iloilo City,Davao City and Davao Oriental5 University

    of thePhilippines

    WHATSUP: Weather and Hazard Alert andTracking System for Urban Areas in the

    Philippines67

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    Timeline for Succeeding Grants

    STEPS PeriodAnnouncement and Information

    Dissemination

    Media releases

    Meetings of potential proponents and users

    May-June

    Submission of ProposalsSubmission:

    July 31

    Review of Proposals

    Initial proposals screening

    Proposals Review (Technical Review Panel)

    August

    Revision of Selected Proposals Submission:September 30

    Final Evaluation and Decision-making October 31

    Announcement of Results and Awarding of

    GrantsNovember 15

    Activities Expected to StartJanuary 1

    (ff year)

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    Awardingofres

    earchgrants

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    Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reductionand Management in Urban Areas and CriticalWatersheds

    Advances in Climate Science (downscaling climate

    scenarios; sensors/instruments for climate prediction)

    Strategies on Flood and Water Management

    Climate Change Impacts on Terrestrial, Aquatic andUrban Ecosystems

    Enhanced Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessments Integrated Ecosystem-Based Management

    Climate-Responsive Sectors (forestry, agriculture,health, infrastructure etc.)

    Core Research Areas

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    Strong International Presence

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    Ongoing Joint Projects and

    Activities with Partners Climate Change Projections for thePhilippines

    Philippine Climate Change Assessment

    Pre-Conference Tutorial Workshop onInoperability Input-Output Modeling (IIM) as

    a Tool for Disaster Risk Management, 25September 2013

    2nd National Climate Conference: Linking

    Knowledge to Action, 26 September 2013

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    Regional Collaboration in Progress

    Strengthening resilience through learning:Pan-Asia Risk Reduction (PARR)Fellowship Program

    Aworkshop-think tank session will beheld in September

    Global Change SysTemfor Analysis Research

    and Training

    CommonwealthScientific and

    Industrial ResearchOrganisation

    East Asia Summit AdaptationWorkshopswill be held in India

    (November) and the Philippines (February)

    Workshops will focus on the effects ofclimate change on rural-urban interactionsand livelihoods, and on the development of

    integrated adaptation approaches.

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    Creation of the SAC and Strengthening

    National Links through Consultations

    The Scientific AdvisoryCommittee provided valuableinputs on strengthening theCenters Program on climate

    change adaptation anddisaster risk management.

    Discussion with potentiallocal partners:

    DENR-Mines and Geosciences BureauUP National Institute of Geological Sciences and National Engineering CentreDepartment of Science and Technology NOAH Project TeamUP Department of Electrical and Electronics EngineeringUP College of Forestry and Natural Resources

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    Michigan State University in USA: collaboration for a NationalAeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) proposal onModeling flood vulnerability of coastal mega cities inSoutheast Asia

    International Research Institute for Climate and Society, The EarthInstitute, Columbia University: discussion on how they cancontribute in the Centers science research agenda

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    Ongoing Discussions with other

    Potential International Partners

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