The University Social Responsibility Network (USRN) has identified the month of October as the “USR Month”. USRN member universities around the world will demonstrate and highlight their commitment to social responsibility by showcasing their social responsibility activities during this month.
Through the USR Month campaign, universities affiliated to the USRN will be able to learn from each other’s USR initiatives as well as to motivate other universities outside the USRN to strengthen their USR initiatives. Ultimately, it is hoped that there will be increased awareness of USR, propelling a USR movement in the global higher education sector.
(Video produced by: University of Pretoria)
During the USR Month, Ateneo de Manila University (Ateneo) organised a webinar on Sustainability in Higher Education on 22 October. This webinar, themed “Planetary Health Perspectives: Lessons from COVID-19 towards Climate Action” was organised by the Ateneo de Manila University and the University of the Philippines Diliman, in collaboration with UNU-IAS.
Recording of the webinar session:
On 26 October, Ateneo launched the Coastal Cities at Risk in the Philippines (CCARPH) Resilience Toolkit. The Resilience Toolkit for Philippine Cities is a knowledge database designed to help disaster planners, risk resilience practitioners, and local government units (LGUs) to refer and use various tools and technologies to build climate and disaster risk resilience.