Continuing Education and Training Division

The Continuing Education and Training Division (CETD) of the UP Los Baños School of Environmental Science and Management is one of the core divisions of the School that conducts activities under the following thematic focus areas:
CETD
- Strengthen environmental science education and information dissemination for the general public
- Conduct of seminars/webinars and conferences on emerging environmental issues on Land, Air, Water and People (LAWP)

SESAM ExChanges: Environmental Challenges and Solutions Seminar Series

  • SESAM ExChanges 1 : Environmental Challenges and Solutions (2021)

Hon. Loren Legarda (Congress of Philippines)

                       Ecosystems and Natural Accounting Systems: Prospects for the Philippines 

Atty. Maria Paz “Ipat” Luna (DENR) 

                       Status of Environmental Policy and Governance in the Philippines 

  • SESAM ExChanges 2: Land and Water in Relation to Environmental Impact  Assessment (2021)

Asec. Roderick M. Planta (NEDA)

                        Revisiting the National Water Security Roadmap 

Dr. Patricia Ann J. Sanchez (SESAM)

                    Integrated Water Resources Management 

Dr. Myra O. Villareal (University of Tsukuba, Japan)

                   Utilization of Functional Bioresources from Semi-Arid and Arid Lands of the Maghreb Region, North Africa 

  • SESAM ExChanges 3: The Philippine Macroeconomy and the Sustainable Development Goals  (SDGs) Aspirations ( Feb. 2022)

USec. Rosemarie G. Edillon (NEDA)

Current Macro-Economic Conditions of the Philippines in relation to the SDGs

  • SESAM ExChanges 4.  Living in Urban and Rural Areas in the Face of Climate Change (April 2022)

Dr. Athur Mabiso (IFAD)

                   Climate Change Adaptation among Selected Agricultural Communities in Asia and Africa

EnP Jose Bernardo B. Gochoco (ICLEI)

                    Climate Change Adaptation in Cities in Southeast Asia

  • SESAM ExChanges 5: Environmental Technology Innovations and Solutions:  What Works for the LGUs (July 2022)

Mr. Oliver C. Gonzales (City ENRO Batangas City) 

                     Environmental Technology Innovations and Solutions Implemented in Batangas City: Solid Wastes, Air and Water Quality Monitoring and Land-use Management

Engr. Maria Amor A. Salandanan, EnP (ENRO Santa Rosa City)

                     Environmental Technology Innovations and Solutions Implemented in Santa Rosa City: Solid Wastes, Air and Water Quality Monitoring and Land-use Management

  • SESAM ExChanges 6: Sustainability Considerations in Complex  Human and Natural Systems Interactions (Dec. 2022)

Dr. JIaguo Qi (Michigan State University)

Water-Energy-Food Nexus in the Mekong River Basin: Impacts of HJydropower Dams

  • SESAM ExChanges 7: The Aftermath of COP 27: What’s in it for the Philippines?  (Dec. 2022)

              Atty. Antonio Gabriel M. La Viña (Ateneo de Manila University)

          The Aftermath of COP 27: What’s in it for the Philippines?

  • SRIS: SESAM-UPLB Research Impact Series: Highlighting Methods and Impacts of Interdisciplinary Research

-Disseminate SESAM’s research thrusts

SRIS 1: Project Ligtas (Landslides Investigations on Geohazards for Timely Advisories in the Philippines (Jan 2023)

Dr. Decibel V. Faustino-Eslava (SESAM-UPLB)

-To capacitate and assist LGUs, SUCs, environmental practitioners, private sectors, NGAs and NGOs, etc. on environmental assessments and monitoring
  • Ecosystems Valuation (EV) 

    Short Online Course on Ecosystems Valuation 2021 (22-24 Sep 2021)

    Short Online Course on Ecosystems Valuation 2022: Mindanao Leg (25-27 Apr 2022)

    Short Online Course on Ecosystems Valuation 2022: Regular (22-24 Jun 2022) 

  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

    Training Course on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) (05–09 Aug 2019; Obdulia F. Sison Hall, UPLB)

     Short Online Course on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Climate Change and Vulnerability Assessment (CCVA) (12-17 Oct 2020; in partnership with Isabela State University-Cabagan Campus)

    Short Online Course on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) (09-13 Aug 2021)

    Short Online Course on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) (08-12 Aug 2022)

    Short Online Course on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Batch 2022-2 (24-28 Oct 2022)

  • Climate and Disaster Risk Assessment and Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment (CDRA-CCVA)

          Short Online Course on Climate and Disaster Risk Assessment (CDRA) and Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment (CCVA) (25-28 Oct 2021)

  • In-House Training:

         Overview of Policy Analysis and Policy Brief Writing (Lecturer: Dr. Agnes C. Rola; 07 Feb 2022)

       Clear and Effective Writing for Straight News and Feature Articles (in partnership with SESAM Committee on Information, Media Relations and Communication (CIMRC) (Lecturer: Prof. Aletheia C. Araneta; 03 Mar 2022)

 

-Develop young environmental leaders, ambassadors, and champions
  • Activities in collaboration with other SESAM Silver Anniversary Steering Committees

    UPLB Environmental Science Society, SESAM Committee on Information, Media Relations and Communication (CIMRC): 

         – Poster Making Contest

        – Essay Writing Contest

  • Capacity Building for Coastal Resource Management (CRM) in Selected 

    Local Government Units and Municipalities in the Philippines (proposal submitted)

      – to assist the local institutions, fisherfolk, and the youth in the target coastal communities to develop and enhance their capacity for effective coastal resource management and planning

– Provide mechanisms for linking up environmental initiatives with global and regional environmental programs.
– Build a local and international multi-sectoral cooperation for environmental actions.
– Coordinate instruction, research and extension initiatives among environmental and educational institutions in the country.
  • Advancing Jurisdictional Sustainability Approach and its Potential for Climate Financing in Southeast Asia [Side Event] (07 July 2021)

Partners: SEARCA and FAO

  • Development of a Hybrid Water-Related Disaster Risk Assessment Technology for Sustainable Local Economic Development Policy under Climate Change in the Republic of the Philippines (HyDEPP) [Webinar] (05 Nov 2021)

Partners: UPLB Interdisciplinary Studies Center for Water (UPLB IdSC Water) and International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM)

  • 6th International Conference on Climate Change 2022 [online]

Partner: The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM)

  17-18 Feb 2022

  • Capacity Building of Selected Academe, PAMB and LGUs in Biodiversity Conservation   

     Partner: USAID-Peace Corps (11-19 May 2022)

Venue: Seda Hotel, Santa Rosa City with field exposures in: Mt. Makiling Forest Reserve EcoTrail; Taal Lake; NFRDI Microbiology and Chemical Laboratories; and Ang Pulo Calatagan Mangrove Forest Conservation Park

Trainees:  36: NEUST- 20; SLSU- 10; PAMB- 4; LGU- 2

  • Science and Policy Forum on Sustainable Sardinella tawilis Production and Livelihood in Taal Lake, Philippines [online]

Partner: National Fisheries Research and Development Institute of the Department of Agriculture (NFRDI-DA) (27-28 Sep 2022)

  • Flood Disasters Resiliency and Sustainability under Climate Change [Online Lecture] (07 Feb 2023)

Partners: UPLB Interdisciplinary Studies Center for Water, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM) of UNESCO Public Works Research Institute (PWRI) 

  • 7th International Conference on Climate Change 2023

Partner: The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM)

  09-10 Feb 2023

 

Other Collaborative Activities and Outputs

  1. Proposal: Academe Host for the Implementation of the LGU Training Program on Participatory Governance on Biodiversity Conservation [with The Haribon Foundation]
  2. Concept Note: Riparian Zone Assessment for Effective Water Quality Management
  3. Proposal: Coastal Resources Management (3 years) submitted to USAID through Peace Corps 
  4. Draft Survey Questionnaire: Assessment of the Social Acceptability of Aquaculture in Taal Lake, Batangas
  5. Exploration of collaborations: Widening the impact of SESAM aligned with the DENR’s priority areas with Usec. Jonas R. Leones (Undersecretary for Policy, Planning and International Affairs), Chief Conrado A. Bravante, Jr. (Project Preparation Division), and Director Glenn Marcelo C. Noble (Policy and Planning Service).
  6. Organized and Facilitated: “Joint Learning Sessions on ISO 14090:2019 (Adaptation to Climate Change) with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) 19 August 2022
– Promote the generation, transfer and adoption of new technologies and innovations. – Assist in policy planning and formulation (i.e., Forest Land Use Plan (FLUP), Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP), Environment Code (EnvCode)

UPLB-SESAM Policy Brief Series

  • SPBS 1-2022 [Maiden Issue]: Environmental Justice and the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) System in the Philippines 

by Dr. Ben S. Malayang III

  • SPBS 2-2022: A Unified and Scientific Land Tenure System in Forest Lands (Part 1)

by Dr. Antonio P. Contreras

  • SPBS 3-2022: A Unified and Scientific Land Tenure System in Forest Lands (Part 2)

by Dr. Antonio P. Contreras

  • SPBS 4-2022Towards a More Equitable and Sustainable Sardinella tawilis Production in Lake Taal, Philippines [in progress] 

by UPLBSESAM-CETD and DA-NFRDI

 

  • Forest Land Use Plan of Butuan City (with UPLB-SESAM EartLab)
  • Environment Code of Pililla, Rizal (proposal submitted and presented)

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