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July 17, 2014

The U.S. Government is partnering with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to build community resilience to floods and other disaster events in Metro Manila.

On July 14, the U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), provided an additional PHP 107.5 million (US $2.5 million) to CRS for disaster risk reduction (DRR) in the Philippines. The support will provide training and support to communities in 15 high-risk, flood-prone barangays in Rizal and the National Capital Region, directly benefiting an estimated 43,200 people. Through the program, CRS will provide training to barangay officials and community members on areas including risk assessment and mapping, participatory disaster risk reduction and management, and contingency planning. The program will also build community resilience by undertaking preparedness and mitigation projects, such as waterway and community clean-up campaigns and improvements to evacuation centers and early warning systems, helping to lessen the impact of future flood events.

April 30, 2014

The Arangkada Philippines Project (TAPP) is a four-year, Php41 million ($1 million) project – with additional funding from AmCham – started on September 5, 2012, and addresses the PFG intervention theme of regulatory quality is a cooperative agreement with the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Inc. (AmCham). It aims to enhance growth of key economic reform sectors, conduct research into economic reforms and advocates for reforms to create a better business environment and strengthen the investment climate.

April 28, 2014

The Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN) is a multi-lateral public-private partnership initiated by the Climate Technology Initiative (CTI) in cooperation with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Expert Group on Technology Transfer and supported by USAID through the PFAN Global Network. 

April 28, 2014

In November 2011, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between the U.S. Government (USG) and the Philippine Climate Change Commission (CCC) to further cooperation under the Enhancing Capacity for Low Emission Development Strategies (EC-LEDS) program with the goal being to support LEDS development in the Philippines. 

April 28, 2014

The Coral Triangle (CT) is a geographical area that represents the global epicenter of marine life and biodiversity, with the Philippines located at the “center of the center” of world marine biodiversity. However, the marine resources of the Philippines and the region have been faced with threats of unsustainable fishing practices, land-based pollution and coastal development, including the growing threat of climate change. 

April 28, 2014

Fisheries remain highly important to the Philippine economy, particularly to poor communities that depend on small-scale fishing for livelihood. Even with catch rates that are among the lowest in the world, the country ranks 8th worldwide in total fish production.

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Last updated: July 18, 2014

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