ASEAN Youth in Climate Action and Disaster Resilience

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Topic 1: Youth Climate and Disaster Risk Reduction Action in Small Island/GIDA Settings

Prof. Josephine Firmase, Program Manager Teach DRR Project, University of the Philippines-Visayas

Topic 2: Youth-Led Advocacy for Inclusive DRR and Humanitarian Emergency Response

Ms. Bianca De Mesa, Chairperson, Action for Resilient Communities, Inc.

Topic 3: ASEAN Youth Role in Disaster Risk Reduction Policy and Programs

Ms. Larasati Indrawagita, Senior Officer, Education, Youth and Sports Division (EYSD)

Mr. Abdul Aleem Siddiq, Senior Officer, Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance Division (DMHAD)


Mr. Flored Jay Medina, Ship for Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Program (SSEAYP) Alumnus

Host Agency:

Commissioner Paul Anthony Pangilinan, SOMY/NYC Philippines

Mr. Dennis Mendoza, NYC Philippines


The ASEAN leaders Declaration on the Adoption of November 25 as ASEAN Youth in Climate Action and Disaster Resilience Day (AYCADRD) ushered in an important milestone in the campaign to recognise young people as partners in building a resilient ASEAN.

The Focus Session is a one and half hour session that provides participants insights on current youth initiatives on disaster risk reduction and humanitarian response in the context of the ASEAN region and the ASEAN Youth in Climate Action and Disaster Resilience Day.

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