MANILA, 21 July 2020 — In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and limitations on face-to-face trainings and meetings, the Climate Change Commission (CCC) continues to provide capacity building for local government units (LGU) and other stakeholders on accessing the People’s Survival Fund or PSF, a national climate adaptation grant mechanism created by Republic Act No. 10174 which amended the Climate Change Act of 2009.
By way of mentoring potential beneficiaries and partners, the PSF eLearning Program was developed to address the challenges of LGUs in accessing the climate adaptation grant such as lack of direct information on the process and requirements for PSF funding, constraints in terms of technical capacity to develop climate change adaptation projects, and the need for collaboration with community stakeholders.
The second run of the PSF eLearning Program was concluded through a virtual culminating activity held on 24 June 2020. The online event is designed to encourage its students to share their experiences, learnings and feedback on the program.
“Yung mga modules, very friendly and downloadable para madali lang siya i-access. Hindi kami mahihirapan maski isang island municipality kami. Nakuha naman naming ma-download at mabasa yung mga references na binigay sa amin,” said Mr. Glen Boyles from the island municipality of Carlos P. Garcia in Bohol, one of the students from PSF eLearning Batch 2.
Graduates of the previous batches will still continue to receive technical assistance from the CCC through its PSF One-on-One Mentoring Program.
The CCC is now accepting applications for Batch 3 of the Program, which will run from August-October 2020.
Interested applicants must be working in the planning and development, environment and natural resource, climate change, and/or the disaster risk reduction and management offices or units in LGUs or community-based organizations. Registration must be done through the link: bit.ly/PSFeLearningBatch3Registration and a maximum of three participants for each LGU or organization.
The deadline of registration is on 22 July 2020, 8PM, while the results will be posted on 29 July 2020. Only 50 applicants are selected per batch.
For more information, contact the PSF Unit of the CCC at (02) 8450-5513, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.