Strengthening Urban Resilience for Growth with Equity (SURGE)

About the Project:

The Strengthening Urban Resilience for Growth with Equity (SURGE) project aims to foster the development of broad-based, inclusive, and resilient economic growth for a critical mass of emerging secondary cities in the Philippines. ICLEI SEAS serves as the technical partner in the areas of climate change adaptation and mitigation specifically in terms of mainstreaming climate considerations in the city’s development planning. To date, ICLEI SEAS has completed the local capacities’ assessment of six SURGE cities following the ICLEI – ACCCRN process. It has also supported Tagbilaran City in the preparation of its Local Climate Change Action Plan (LCCAP) and Zamboanga City in preparing its entity-level GHG management plan.

Funding Institution: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Main Implementing Agency: International City/County Management Association (ICMA)

Project Period: August 15, 2015, through April 24, 2020

Status: Ongoing

Project Sites:
Batangas City, Legazpi City, Puerto Princesa (Luzon)
Iloilo City, Tagbilaran City (Visayas)
Cagayan de Oro, General Santos, Zamboanga City (Mindanao)

Related Links:

  1. USAID Project Webpage
  2. ICMA Project Webpage