DA Climate Resilient Agriculture Office (CRAO) Director Alicia Ilaga on September 5, 2023, welcomed the representatives from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to discuss the details of the Technical Assistance (TA) on DA CRAO’s institutionalization.
The institutionalization of CRAO is part of ADB’s TA Program entitled, Republic of the Philippines: Accelerating Climate Resilience in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Environment, which will support the government to move forward on the climate resilience reform agenda of the Climate Change Action Program for the agriculture, natural resources and the environment sectors.
Present during the meeting were CRAO Senior Technical Adviser Saturnina Halos, Senior Technical Officer Perla G, Baltazar, ADB Principal Natural Resources and Agriculture Specialist Mr. Omer Zafar, Project Director for the TA, Mr. Antti Inkinen of NIRAS Asia Manila, the consulting firm handling the TA, and Ms. Lourdes Adriano, ADB Program Coordinator.