Resilience Collaboratory

RCThe Resilience Collaboratory runs activities and programs that aim to strengthen the resilience capacities of communities that are exposed to frequent hazards, to address local vulnerabilities, and to support efforts to adapt to disaster risks and climate impacts. The Resilience Collaboratory facilitates collaboration among the core laboratories of the Manila Observatory with a shared goal of delivering useful and usable climate and disaster risk information to the most vulnerable, and initiates trans-disciplinary partnerships with various institutions outside academia especially civil society organizations, and the public and private sectors.

As one of the science-to-impact arms of the Manila Observatory, the Resilience Collaboratory also generates tools to promote the uptake of climate and disaster risk information produced by the research institute at the community and government-level. For example, a coaching and mentoring approach was developed for encouraging participatory risk assessments (see Resilience Toolkit). The Regional Climate Systems laboratory also launched a Climate e-Learning Hub  to help end-users better understand the recently published Climate Extremes Report .

Approach:

• Trans-disciplinary partnerships: engages policy-makers, decision-makers, communities, academia, civil society
• Action research: facilitates capacity building

Focus areas:
• Participatory risk analysis: mainstreaming CCA-DRR into development planning
• Climate communications: promoting climate information uptake
• Climate action and sustainability: adaptation and mitigation