UPV Women’s Day Forum highlights practical risk reduction

Dr Remedios I. Rikken, Chairperson, Philippine Commission on Women

Disaster risk reduction and good governance were the topics highlighted at the Women’s Day Forum held at UP Visayas on March 9, 2012, Iloilo City campus.

The Chairperson of the Philippine Commission on Women, Ms. Remedios I. Rikken, delivered the keynote address in response to this year’s theme: “Women Weathering Climate Change: Governance and Accountability, Everyone’s Responsibility.”

Speaking to a full audience at the auditorium consisting of those coming from the academe, LGUs, NGOs, POs, government agencies and the media, Rikken’s extensive talk covered reducing disaster risks, management plan, governance, and command system.