The Manila Observatory (MO), represented by Ms. Ma. Antonia Loyzaga, Executive Director, Dr. Gemma Narisma, Associate Director for Research and Head of the Regional Climate Systems program, and Ms. Jessica Dator-Bercilla, participated in the culminating activity of the Pan-Asia Risk Reduction (PARR) Fellowship Program last 24-26 March 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand. Both Dr. Narisma and Ms. Dator-Bercilla are 2014/2015 PARR Fellows to the National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction (NCDR) in Taiwan.
“The Pan-Asia Risk Reduction (PARR) Fellowship Program offers unique research, training and educational opportunities to Asian researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to enhance their capabilities for advancing and applying knowledge on critical issues of GEC and risk reduction in the Asia-Pacific. The PARR Fellowship Program fulfills the needs of the region for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers who are able to plan with foresight to address the increasingly complex challenges of GEC and risk reduction and management. The Program establishes a knowledge to action network of people and institutions capable of developing and implementing innovative approaches to planning and action at local, national, and regional levels.”
“The inaugural round of the PARR Fellowship Program brings together PARR Research and Practice-Policy Fellows into two-person teams for a six-month Fellowship experience, including one-month at a Host Institution. The theme of the 2014 PARR Fellowship Program is urban disaster risk and vulnerability under global environmental change.”
(Source: PARR Fellowship http://start.org/programs/parr-fellowship-program)