As part of the project’s capacity development, the first in a series of training workshops on Climate Resilient Urban Planning and Design for Tagum City, one of the five partner cities, was held on 23–24 October 2017.

Tagum is the provincial capital of Davao Del Norte. It experiences climate change impacts such as flooding, sea level rise, and storm surge, and is considerably affected by rapid urbanisation brought by prolific infrastructure development and fast migration from adjacent and neighboring areas in the region.

The workshop was an opportunity for the participants, mostly from local government units, to acquire initial information on and an understanding of the specific profile and scoping of the city. The training presented the overview of the project, urban systems and vulnerabilities, and options for developing urban adaptation options.

Workshop participants provided their insights on their Local Climate Change Action Plan (LCCAP). The workshop was attended by 25 participants, majority of whom were from the city’s municipal offices, with the rest from the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB) regional office.