Rationale for the Research:
The Philippines is the most natural disaster prone country in Southeast Asia and one of the ten countries most vulnerable to climate change worldwide. National projections point to continued warming across the country, with the wet season becoming wetter and the dry season dryer, while monsoon and typhoon activities intensify. Coastal communities are particularly vulnerable to storm surges, erosion and sea level rise, and the livelihoods of fisherfolk are at risk from rising ocean temperatures, the loss of marine biodiversity, and extreme weather events.
Photo above shows a participant of the training enumerating the vulnerabilities of fisherfolk in a barrio of Caba as a result of their workshop on Vulnerability Assessment.