Kataw Foundation develops sustainable solutions to natural and man-made disasters while rebuilding the human and marine habitats affected.

Our Mission

We believe that if we look to nature for inspiration, we can create sustainable solutions that address the current climate and environmental crises.

We are entrepreneurs and problem solvers, rational and capable professionals dedicated to our fellow man and animal. From emergency and recovery to development and innovation, Kataw Foundation takes a holistic approach to addressing human and environmental degradation—specializing in climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction and marine conservation and restoration.

Disaster Risk Reduction

Disaster Risk Reduction

Coordination. Relief. Rehabilitation. Development. We envision zero casualties and resilient communities capable of re-building on their own.

Climate Change Adaptation

Climate Change Adaptation

Reducing the vulnerability and enhancing the resiliency of communities and systems in the face of observed and anticipated climate shocks.

Marine Restoration & Conservation

Marine Restoration & Conservation

With the health of the oceans vastly deteriorated, we create and support innovative solutions for ecosystem health.

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Our Work

Kataw Foundation is working toward a sustainable future—where environmental conservation and decent livelihood projects lead to sustained economic growth.

RAPID HOUSE CONSTRUCTION

Kataw Foundation and YPDR mobilize resources for disaster response and risk reduction in the face of natural and man-made disasters. Leading experts in rapid house construction, our structural design provides typhoon resistant, functional, beautiful, long term housing solutions for those that need it the most.

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RAPID HOUSE CONSTRUCTION
MARINE CONSERVATION & RESTORATION

MARINE CONSERVATION & RESTORATION

Kataw Foundation and YPDR are working together to advance a marine restoration and conservation program to rehabilitate as much of the Bantayan fishing grounds as possible, by deploying and positioning marine domes.

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Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth... these are one and the same fight. We must connect the dots between climate change, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health, food security and women's empowerment. Solutions to one problem must be solutions for all.

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BUILDING A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

Kataw Foundation and YPDR are working together to build an artisan bamboo workshop and skills training center. This livelihood project relies on sustainable practices and adds construction, craftsmanship, and technical capacity to Bantayan Island—providing for long-term profitability.

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About Us

Kataw Foundation Team

From the heart of marine biodiversity to the epicenter of oceanographic research.

The Executive Team of Young Pioneer Disaster Response, one of the most successful start-up NGOs born of typhoon relief in the Philippines, is expanding onto the global stage, taking their collective skills and knowledge to an international audience. Focused on the blue-green economy, we have developed Kataw Foundation. Championing sustainable solutions to global concerns, we stand ready to mobilize in the face of man-made climate change and natural disaster.

Sirens born from Philippine legend, Kataws have the power to control the seas. Entrusted with the health of our planet, Kataw Foundation holds the global ecosystem close to its heart.