advanced-gis-(14)Manifold System is a geographic information system (GIS) software package developed by that runs on Microsoft Windows. Manifold System handles both vector and raster data, includes spatial SQL, a built-in Internet Map Server (IMS), and other general and advanced GIS features.

QGIS TrainingThe Staff of Quiapo Church Disaster Risk Reduction and management had their training last April 28 to May 3, 2014. The said training focused on basic functions of Quantum Geographic Information System.

Bohol HousingMBBN sent a team to Loon, Bohol headed by Engr. Vic Mallillin Physical Plant Administrator to facilitate the training, fabrication and initital building of shelters. They started the mobilization process upon arrival in Loon on February 3, 2014. 

ADPC TrainingFaced with climate change and variability, stakeholders in development need to address in an integrated way the concerns, which are common to both the fields of adaptation and disaster risk management. In doing so, some key priorities for sustainable development can be identified.

Simply reducing the uncertainty of climate projections cannot fully support adaptation without strongly appreciating the global trends of population increase and its associated land and water use changes. Being forced to embrace uncertainty and complexity, stakeholders urgently need to develop effective strategies for change processes that affect communities, organizations and institutions.

On March 31-April 11,2014, Msgr. Jose Clemente F. Ignacio, Parish Priest and Minerva Seculles attended the International training course on Managing risk in the face of climate change organized by the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) in partnership with the Centre for Development Innovation (CDI), Wageningen UR. Wageningen UR is collaboration between Wageningen University of Netherlands and the DLO foundation. The training was attended and participated by 18 participants from the different countries (Kyrgzstan, Sri lanka, Ethiopia, India, Zwitzerland, Myanmar, Pakistan, Uganda, Nigeria, Denmark, Nepal, Hongkong and Philippines) who are managers, policy makers, specialists and researchers who are professionally involved in the management of risks and climate change, and those who are working in public and civic society sectors, universities, national research or development programmes, and government organisations or NGOs.

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