Conference Program

Day 1Day 2 - Day 3

Day 2 - 22 November 2012






8:30 am

Session 3A (SEARCA DL Umali Auditorium)

Chair: Dr. Margaret M. Calderon, Professor, College of Forestry and Natural Resources (CFNR), and Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Community Affairs, UPLB

Co-chair: Dr. Srijana Joshi Rijal, Consultant, ICIMOD

Rapporteur: Prof. Devralin T. Lagos, Assistant Professor, UPLB CHE


Building Climate Resilient Communities
through Community Based Adaptation Planning
and Action: Some Empirical Evidences from Nepal

Dr. Dharam Uprety
Forestry and Climate Change Manager
Multi Stakeholders Forestry Programme, Nepal


Attitudes towards Flooding Risks in Vietnam: Implications for Insurance

Dr. Pham Khanh Nam
Senior Economist, EEPSEA and
Deputy Dean, Faculty of Development Economics, University of Economics, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam


Strengthening Capability of State Universities on Vulnerability Assessment to Enhance their Role in Climate Change Adaptation for Agriculture

Dr. Amparo M. Wagan
University Extension Specialist
UPLB, Philippines


Climate Change and Food Security: Challenges, Success and Opportunities in Bangladesh

Mr. Mohammad Alamgir
Senior Scientific Officer (Forestry) Ministry of Water Resources, Bangladesh


Session 3B (SEARCA Drilon Hall)

Chair: Dr. Corazon L. Rapera, Chair and Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics College of Economics and Management (CEM), UPLB

Co-chair: Mr. Karamat Ali, Country Coordinator, Pakistan Waters Partnership

Rapporteur: Prof. Mayo Grace C. Amit, Assistant Professor, UPLB CPAf


Household Economic Losses: A Case Study of Thailand’s 2011 Flood

Dr. Orapan Nabangchang Srisawalak
Senior Economist, EEPSEA and Associate Professor, Sukhothai Thammatirat Open University, Thailand


Understanding the Capacity of Policy Makers to Access and Use Climate Change Research Outputs for National Development: The Case of Zimbabwe

Mr. Ignatius Gutsa
Lecturer, University of Zimbabwe


Institutionalizing Rural Communication Services
for Climate Change Adaptation and Food Security:
The Bangladesh Experience

Dr. Cleofe S. Torres
Professor, UPLB CDC, Philippines


Agriculture, Climate Change, Germplasm and Seeds,
and Intellectual Property Rights

Dr. Krishna Ravi Srinivas
Associate Fellow,
Research and Information System
for Developing Countries, India


Governing Small-scale Aquaculture for Climate Change Adaptation and Food Security in the Philippines

Dr. Pepito R. Fernandez
Associate Professor
, UPV, Philippines


Session 3C (Sam-Arng Srinilta Room)

Chair: Dr. Herminia A. Francisco, Director, Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia (EEPSEA)

Co-chair: Dr. Ronaldo B. Saludes, Assistant Professor, College of Engineering and Agro-industrial Technology, UPLB

Rapporteur: Dr. Rico C. Ancog, Assistant Professor, UPLB SESAM


Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerability Assessments, Economic and Policy Analysis of Adaptation Strategies
in Selected Coastal Areas in Indonesia and the Philippines

Dr. Asa Jose U. Sajise
Associate Professor, UPLB, Philippines


Addressing Linkages between Climate Change and Food Security through Top-Down and Bottom-Up Impact Assessments, Food Insecurity Vulnerability Analysis, Community-Based Adaptation, and Improved Socio-Institutional Mechanisms: FAO’s AMICAF Framework

Dr. Eulito U. Bautista
Project Manager, FAO Philippines


8:30 am

Session 3C


Linking Climate Change, Rice Yield and Migration:
The Philippine Experience

Dr. Flordeliza H. Bordey
Senior Science Research Specialist, Philippine Rice Research Institute


Adaptation to Sea Level Rise in the Vietnamese Mekong River Delta: Should a Sea Dike be Built?

Dr. Vo Thanh Danh
Dean, School of Economics and Business Administration Can Tho University, Vietnam






Session 4A (SEARCA DL Umali Auditorium)

Chair: Dr. Orapan Nabangchang Srisawalak, Senior Economist, EEPSEA and Associate Professor, Sukhothai Thammatirat Open University, Thailand

Co-chair: Dr. Bui Dung The, Director, Office of Science-Technology, International Cooperation and Postgraduate Education, College of Economics, Hue University, Vietnam

Rapporteur: Dr. Michelle Grace V. Paraso, Associate Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, UPLB


Eliciting Factors Affecting Fish Kill Events in Taal Lake through Participatory Approaches: A Tool for the Development of a Predictive Fish Kill Model

Dr. Damasa B. Magcale-Macandog
, UPLB CAS, Philippines


A System for Monitoring the Effects of Climate on the Flux and Availability of Water Resources in the Drylands
of Eastern Africa

Dr. Laban MacOpiyo
Lecturer, University of Nairobi, Kenya



Economy-Wide Estimates of Climate-Induced
Impacts on Philippine Agriculture: A Computable General Equilibrium Analysis

Dr. Arvin B. Vista
Assistant Professor
UPLB CEM, Philippines


Session 4B (SEARCA Drilon Hall)

Chair: Dr. Canesio D. Predo, Assistant Professor, UPLB CFNR

Co-chair: Dr. Paul David Esker, Professor, University of Costa Rica

Rapporteur: Dr. Lucille Elna P. de Guzman, University Researcher, UPLB CA


Methodological Framework for the Decision Support System for Climate Change Adaptation in Rainfed Rice Areas

Dr. Anita A. Boling
Postdoctoral Fellow, International Rice Research Institute


Regional Climate Simulations: Current Performance, Key Challenges, and the Fundamental Importance of their Coupling with End User Models

Dr. Volker Wulfmeyer
Professor, University of Hohenheim, Germany


Use of Statistical Downscaling and Process-Based Crop Model in Assessing Climate Change Impact on Rice Yield

Mr. Mark Jay R. Dating
Instructor, UPLB CAS, Philippines


Track-Risk-Impact-Policy (TRIP) Modeling of Tropical Cyclones for the Agricultural Sector

Engr. Glenn S. Banaguas
Director for Research, De La Salle Araneta University, Philippines

12:00 pm



1:15 pm

PLENARY 2 - Regional and South-South Collaboration in Research and Development

SEARCA DL Umali Auditorium

Chair: Dr. Rex Victor O. Cruz
Chancellor, UPLB

 Rapporteur: Dr. Michelle Grace V. Paraso
Associate Professor, UPLB CVM


Agrobiodiversity and Climate-Smart Landscapes
for Improved Food Security under Climate Change:
A Call for Increased South-South Collaboration

Dr. Reinhold G. Muschler
Latin American Chair for Agroecology and Agrobiodiversity, Center for Agricultural Research and Higher Education Costa Rica

1:15 pm



Status and Prospects for South-South Exchange/ Collaboration: Asia-Pacific

Mr. Marcial C. Amaro Jr.
Director, Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau
Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Philippines

Philippine Representative, Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN)


Advancing Higher Education and Research in Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction through Multilevel Collaboration

Dr. Juan M. Pulhin
Dean and Professor
, UPLB, Philippines

Coordinating Lead Author, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report


Open Forum


PLENARY 3 - Panel Discussion on Networking for R&D and Capacity Building on Climate Change and Food, Environmental Security

Chair: Dr. Rodel D. Lasco
Philippine Program Coordinator, World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF)

Rapporteur: Ms. Darleen Gela
Project Officer, ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability - Southeast Asia


Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN)

Ms. Hiroko Kodaka
Associate Programme Manager, APAN


University of the Philippines Los Baños Interdisciplinary Program on Climate Change (UPLB IdPCC)

Dr. Maria Victoria O. Espaldon
Vice-Chancellor for Research and Extension, UPLB


Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN)

Mr. Marcial C. Amaro, Jr.
Director, ERDB and Philippine Representative, APN


University of Tokyo

Dr. Seishi Ninomiya
Professor, Institute for Sustainable Agro-ecosystem Services University of Tokyo


Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia (EEPSEA)

Dr. Herminia A. Francisco
Director, EEPSEA


ASEAN GIZ Biodiversity and Climate Change
Project (BCCP)

Dr. Berthold Seibert
Project Director, ASEAN-GIZ BCCP




Synthesis, Conclusions and Recommendations

Dr. Maria Victoria O. Espaldon


Closing Program


Closing Remarks

Dr. Puja Sawhney
Regional Coordinator, APAN



Dr. Felino P. Lansigan

Dr. Maria Celeste H. Cadiz


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