PEF recognized as one of the Top 15 Pinnovation Academy Innovators through its Indigenous Forest Stewards - Development of Forest-based DRRM Training Course. This course is one of the outputs brought about by the Alternative Learning Modality for Indigenous Stewards into Transformative and Operational Community/Forest-Based Disaster Risk Reduction and Management System (ALISTO Project) that aims to develop an innovative solution to disaster, that is positively engaging, and at the same time locally-led by our partner Indigenous communities. The ALISTO Project was developed together with the Tigwahanon tribe through a series of community consultations and appraisals.
The project is being implemented in two upland towns (Magkalungay and Kibongkog) of San Fernando, Bukidnon, a “first-class” municipality with mostly hilly and mountainous terrain in the province of Bukidnon, Mindanao Island, Philippines. These areas are made up of open, agricultural, riverine, and forested areas at the western slopes of the Pantaron Mountain Range (Central Cordillera of Mindanao) and the southern slopes of the Tangkulan Mountain Range. Such terrain is prone to both natural and human-induced disasters, including landslides and flooding. ALISTO aims to mitigate disasters by coming up with a context-based disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM) plan together with the partner Indigenous communities, the Manobo Tigwahanon, who have the knowledge and authority over their land/ancestral domains.
See the PTV News Mindanao feature here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0t4DHlzwB80