OUR CORE PROGRAMS
Our flagship initiative is Yolanda Retold, a photo exhibition series launched in 2017. To improve the storytelling experience and scale up our impact, PFD progressed into using Virtual Reality. These multimedia projects aim to raise awareness on climate displacement issues in the Philippines.
We educate our adopted community on the nexus between displacement, climate change, and human rights. We build their confidence to help them speak up and fight for their rights.
We broker meaningful engagements among the media, policymakers, civil society, and our adopted community. We forge ties with individuals and organizations to expand our reach and impact.
We contribute to removing barriers to urgent social services for climate-displaced persons and improving processes and policies. PFD has aided in addressing bureaucratic bottlenecks in the local government's education and housing services.
Since 2017, we have been staging annual exhibits to commemorate the landfall of the Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). From photos to virtual reality, PFD has launched exhibits in the Philippines, Australia, and China.
BATTERED: A VIRTUAL REALITY EXHIBIT ON CLIMATE CHANGE
April 22 to May 1, 2021 | The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
This Earth Day event was co-organized with the Australia Awards Scholarships, ANU Crawford School of Public Policy, and ANU Postgraduate Students Association. The guest of honor was the Philippine Ambassador to Australia, Her Excellency Ma. Hellen De La Vega. Crawford School's Director, Prof. Fiona Yap also attended.
This was among the first in-person exhibits at the ANU after the pandemic restrictions were eased.