In preparation for this year’s implementation of the Risk Resiliency Program – Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation (RRP-CCAM), the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office VIII, headed by the Disaster Response Management Division (DRMD), held a Consultation Meeting with the Enhanced Partnership Against Hunger and Poverty (EPAHP) Program and the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP).

The RRP-CCAM aims to enhance the resilience of disadvantaged families and communities to socio-economic risks, with a focus on food security and water sufficiency interventions starting from 2024. This shift aligns with DSWD’s mission to fight hunger and poverty. Additionally, during the meeting, DRMD introduced Project LAWA at BINHI or the Local Adaptation to Water Access and Breaking Insufficiency through Nutritious Harvest for the Impoverished, a new initiative that aims to combat hunger, poverty, and economic vulnerability by addressing food insecurity and water scarcity brought about by climate change and disasters.

The consultation sought to foster collaboration among the involved programs to ensure food sustainability and expand the program’s concepts and activities. The program representatives attended the meeting to contribute insights for the sustainability and effectiveness of the project.