Climate Resilience

Climate Resilience

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Currently, our operations are primarily focused on the island of Mindanao, specifically in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) and Caraga. Our overarching objective is to bolster the resilience of vulnerable communities and enhance their capacity to manage the repercussions of future disasters. Furthermore, we aspire to play a significant role in fostering peaceful, cohesive, secure, and inclusive development within the agri- and aqua-culture value chains (VC) of Bangsamoro. This entails strengthening the quality and diversity of coffee and seaweed production by improving access to inputs, extension services, processing facilities, and financial services.

Previously, PIN was active in Northern Samar and Northern Mindanao, where we facilitated access to renewable energy capable of powering households and supporting livelihoods. However, Eastern Samar was the first province to bear the brunt of Typhoon Haiyan's devastating force. The destruction of farmlands coincided with the loss of people's sources of income, compelling them to resort to negative coping mechanisms like taking on debt. This unfortunate situation ultimately exacerbated poverty and food insecurity in the region.

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Leveraging and Expanding Agri-Aqua Production in Bangsamoro (LEAP)

Leveraging and Expanding Agri-Aqua Production in Bangsamoro (LEAP)

In a bold step towards fostering peaceful, cohesive, secure, and inclusive development of agri- and aqua-culture value chains (VC) in the Bangsamoro region, People in Need (PIN) has joined hands with Maranao People Development Center Inc. (MARADECA) and United Youth of the Philippines-Women (UNyPHIL-Women) to launch an initiative poised to transform lives.

The primary focus of this project is to collaborate with coffee and seaweed farmers, cooperatives, traders/input suppliers, academia, and decision-makers in the island provinces of Sulu, Basilan, and Tawi-Tawi. This approach aims to enrich the production of these crops, ultimately improving their quality, diversity, consolidation, and responsiveness to market demands. As this transformative initiative unfolds, it carries with it the promise of not only uplifting the livelihoods of farmers and traders but also making significant contributions to the broader objectives of economic development, community cohesion, and sustainable agriculture within the Bangsamoro region.

Providing renewable energy access for off-grid communities and households

Providing renewable energy access for off-grid communities and households

In line with the Department of Energy’s goal to attain 100% electrification of the Philippines, the Renewable Energy Access for off-grid Communities and Households (REACH) Project aims to reduce the vulnerability of rural poor Filipino communities towards adverse impacts of climate change through enhanced use of renewable energy (RE) sources. This initiative will energize off-grid and underserved households, community-based businesses and community-based organizations, train local RE technicians, and equip vulnerable barangays with disaster risk reduction systems across ten municipalities in Northern Samar. Through innovative, scalable, and sustainable RE technologies and systems, the project hopes to enhance social welfare, disaster resilience and economic growth in these remote areas.