Dept of DevCom takes initiative in educating Cebuanos on climate and environment

MOA signing between CTU Dept of Devcom and Climate Reality Project Philippines

The Department of Development Communication took the initiative to educate Cebuanos concerning the Climate and Environmental issues through collaboration with Climate Reality Project Philippines (CRPh) by signing a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) via Zoom during the launching of the Digital program dubbed KLIMA ug KA-LIKUPAN (Climate and Environment) on April 22, 2022.

On behalf of Dr. Rosein A. Ancheta, the university president, Dr. Joseph Pepito, CTU Main campus director, signed the MOA with Nazrin Camille Castro, branch manager, The Climate Reality Project Philippines, at the official launching of the program mentioned earlier. 

KLIMA ug KA-LIKUPAN is one of the Extension programs of the Department under the DevCom CARES that will serve as a platform for sharing climate information and decision support tools that will support climate-resilient development in the Visayas and Mindanao. 

This program is a series of talks and lectures on climate change and environmental issues involving Cebuanos that will be aired via the Zoom platform every third Friday of the month starting in May 2022 until the current year ends. 

Moreover, it will be broadcasted on the official communication networks of CRPh and the official Facebook page and YouTube channel of the DevCom CARES.

Dr. Pepito ensured the CTU’s commitment to a joint project between the university and Climate Reality Project Philippines when he said, “We in CTU guarantee our commitment to our joint effort of building a long term and strategic partnership.” 

While Prof. Mydah Kabingue, DevCom faculty yearns in her message, “With the help of Climate Reality Project Philippines, we hope to jumpstart a more active dialogue about the environmental and development issues affecting the Visayas and even the Mindanao region. This will hopefully lead to more informed and active Filipinos who will take part in the future of the country.”

CTU and CRPh representatives durinng the MOA signing

The Digital program was supported by Dr. Lynette Matea Camello, university director for Extension, Dr. Sunliegh Gador, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences along with the DevCom faculty composed of Prof. Junas Flores, chair of DevCom; Prof. Kabingue; Prof. Francisco Lucero; Prof. Eva Jonah Mari Enojas; and Prof. Grace Cabellon. –Almie Mata/Center for Communication and Media