CCC, AIM explore opportunities for capacity development on climate and disaster management

August 17, 2023 Thursday

Climate Change Commission Vice Chairperson and Executive Director Robert E.A. Borje meets with Asian Institute of Management President Dr. Jikyeong Kang and other AIM officials to discuss potential partnership on knowledge and capacity building

MANILA, 17 August 2023 — Following the success of the recent Asian Conference on Climate Change and Disaster Resilience, the Climate Change Commission (CCC) and the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) further explored opportunities for partnership on climate change and disaster risk management.

CCC Vice Chairperson and Executive Director Robert E.A. Borje met with AIM President Dr. Jikyeong Kang, and discussed strategies to strengthen the knowledge base and enhance capacities of key stakeholders in the field of climate change.

The CCC recognizes the important role of partners, including higher education institutions, as we employ a whole-of-society approach in advancing our pathways to climate change and disaster resilience,” Borje said.

AIM likewise expressed their commitment to work with the CCC, and explore areas of collaboration, such as capacity building, to contribute to attaining the desired level of climate and disaster resilience, at national and local levels.

The AIM is fully committed to partner with the CCC, and will closely work towards the urgent delivery and implementation of our partnership package for the benefit of the CCC, our LGUs, and other practitioners,” Dr. Kang said.

Joining Dr. Kang are Dr. Olivier Roche, Head of the Stephen Zuellig School of Development Management; AIM Partnerships Director Georgina Banzon, and AIM Program Manager Nicole Cortez.

CCC Deputy Executive Director Romell Antonio Cuenca, Atty. Carlos Borja, Mr. Alexis Lapiz, and Ms. Sunshine Villasper were also in attendance.

AIM, as a pioneer in management education in Asia, promotes transformative leadership towards inclusive and sustainable development. It offers an Executive Master in Disaster Risk and Crisis Management which tackles approaches to achieve climate change and disaster resilience.

The Climate Change Commission is the lead policy-making body of the government tasked to coordinate, monitor, and evaluate government programs and ensure mainstreaming of climate change in national, local, and sectoral development plans towards a climate-resilient and climate-smart Philippines.