Our local partner organization, the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) has successfully conducted a virtual inception workshop with their CSO stakeholders in the Philippines amidst the COVID-19 pandemic! The workshop is the official and formal start to implementing the Multi-Actor Partnership in the Philippines.
On 7 August 2020, ICSC held the one-day workshop with various organisations and stakeholders with the objectives of
1. convening major actors of climate and disaster risk financing and insurance (CDRFI) to
get an overall lay of the land of CDRFI in the country;
2. providing a conducive space to discuss specific CDRFI issues, share knowledge and
3. linking international, national, and local CDRFI perspectives and establish a basis for
future collaboration on CDRFI in the Philippines; and
4. identifying the next steps for the MAPs to affect change in the country.
The workshop convened more than 60 individuals from national government agencies, insurance providers, academia, civil society, cooperatives, legislative bodies, and international organizations.
This is an important step to connect with CSO actors in our partner countries for the MAPs project and we are looking forward to engaging in follow-up activities in the coming weeks and months. Keeping in mind the safety of everyone involved, we will continue to explore alternative ways of facilitating an active exchange by supporting our local partner ICSC in their endeavor to build up an effective multi-actor partnership on CDRFI in the Philippines, despite the current crisis.
For more information about the event, see the concept note and slides below.