MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN, March 23, 2012 (PIA) – Streamlining women as key partners in weathering climate change, Camiguin province props up series on symposia and seminars on climate change adaptation and global warming narrowing on their role as powerful agents of change in disaster risk reduction.
They were tapped for the Sustainable Coastal Community Empowerment through Enterprise and Design (SUCCEED) Project, a capacity development and enterprise-based concept initiated by the Enabling Communities with Hope and Opportunities through Sustainable Initiatives (ECHOsi) Foundation in partnership with the New Zealand Embassy Manila, the Kalipunana ng Liping Pilipina (KALIPI) and the local government.
Governor Jurdin Jesus M. Romualdo also highlighted the “Plastic-Free” campaign during the series of municipal symposia conducted in observance to the women’s month celebration.
He also enjoyed seeing working mothers getting free physical make-over, availing free haircut and other personal care mostly enjoyed by women.
The municipal governments of Mambajao and Mahinog on the other hand have initiated the reorganization of its KALIPI membership to further strengthen it.
Livelihood funding assistance from SEA-K and from the New Zealand government benefits women in Sagay town, while the KALIPI also received an additional Php 100,000.00 livelihood assistance.
Other activities include clean-up drives, walk for a cause, hataw exercises, tree planting and sessions on RA 9344, otherwise known as the Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC). (PIA 10)