This year, CCEF is starting a 6-month project, “Diversified Engagement and Eco-governance Planning for Ecosystem Resiliency (DEEPER)” in coastal communities in Ubay & Talibon Bohol and Olango Island, Lapu-lapu City, Cebu. This project is funded through the INSPIRE Project by the Gerry Roxas Foundation through the USAID $17.5 million grant.
This project aims to enhance disaster resiliency in coastal communities through multi-sectoral planning and response, rapid damage assessments from Typhoon Odette, provide livelihood assistance through debris collection and restoration of terrestrial and coastal greenbelts such as native trees and mangroves to further enhance resiliency in coastal communities from the impacts of climate change.
In April, the CCEF team officially presented the project and its activities in Ubay and Talibon Bohol. Three people’s organization in Bohol, Birhen sa Kalooy Fisherfolk Association, KAGAMMASI and Humayhumay Fisherfolk Association also officially signed a Letter of Undertaking with CCEF to support the project.