Building Capacity in Northern Luzon for sustainable, climate and risk resilient development

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Roxanne Veridiano, Executive Director shares the next three years direction of KADUAMI. SuperTyphoon Yolanda showed us how important and urgent climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction programs should be.

Climate proofing and climate resiliency in an island nation with high poverty incidence and environmental degradation brought by large scale mining has impacted the lives of the poor, neglected and marginalized. The participation of people’s organization in local governance is also important. The human rights principles of PANTHER (Participation, Accountability, Transparency, Non-discrimination, Human Dignity, Empowerment, Rule of Law) should be enjoyed by all. The State has the obligation to Respect, Protect and Fulfill Human Rights.

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