YOUTH FOR RESILIENCE. Some 120 youth leaders, local youth development council members and state workers participated in a Youth for Resilience training organized by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Balanga City, Bataan.

Participants were exposed to various lectures and activities aimed at imparting knowledge and awareness on disaster risk reduction (DRR) and resilience building, as well as the fundamentals of DRR action plan.

Topics discussed during the three-day workshop include The Basics of Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, Future’s Thinking in DRRM, Shaping Tomorrow’s Green Campaigners, and Youth Experiences in the Field of Disaster Management.

The youth participants also took part in a number of exercises and workshops designed to improve their appreciation of the subject matter. Aside from DENR officials, youth and disaster resilience experts from the non-government organization U-INSPIRE discussed the value of disaster resilience during the event.

An exhibit featuring the various natural wonders of Bataan, as well as DENR activities in the area, was also put up for participants to peruse during the workshop. (-30-)