WeatherPhilippines and PDRF sign knowledge-sharing agreement

  • WeatherPhilippines will provide weather information and other related systems to strengthen PDRF’s capacity-building programs
  • Pilot Weather 101 session for PDRF welcomed 41 attendees from 34 PDRF member companies

WeatherPhilippines and the Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation (PDRF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formalize their partnership under their mutual bid to enhance the private sector’s role in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation.

The MOU was signed by WeatherPhilippines President Susan Valdez and PDRF President Rene Meily last July 28 in the presence of Aboitiz Foundation Chairman Erramon I. Aboitiz and PDRF Co-Chairs Manuel V. Pangilinan and Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala.

“WeatherPhilippines believes that establishing inclusive partnerships is key to achieving behavioral change in communities and institutions. A strong and meaningful collaboration with PDRF pushes WeatherPhilippines closer to achieving its goal of building a #WeatherWiser Nation,” said WeatherPhilippines Vice President and General Manager Celso Caballero III.

In this knowledge-sharing initiative, WeatherPhilippines will provide localized weather information, forecasts, and access to early warning systems that will strengthen PDRF’s capacity-building programs. The foundation will also provide trainings and expert meteorological advice that will guide PDRF on using weather information for business continuity.

The first Weather 101 training session for PDRF conducted last September 15 welcomed 41 attendees representing 34 member companies such as Globe Telecom, Meralco, Team Energy, Accenture, and Manila Water.