Youth Led Community Sustainable Development Project

PILCD participates in the Youth-Led Sustainable Community Development Project Youth Forum held from November 10-11, 2018 in Itabashi, Tokyo, Japan. The forum was organized by the Asia Pacific Cultural Center for UNESCO (ACCU).   The forum was attended by organizations from Philippines, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India and Japan. the forum was organized to sum up the achievements of the project and share the learning experiences of different organizations from across regions. The Youth-Led Sustai...
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Inclusive DRR Education & Sustainable Development

Community learning centers and community-based learning programs play significant role in shaping local development initiatives in the Philippines in the frame of sustainable development. Overtime, community learning centers have expanded and evolved from a venue for learning to becoming a community hub for local development initiatives to take place. The range of CLC initiatives in the Philippines either government supported orCSO/NGO led covers a very broad themes from basic literacy, alt...
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Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

The impacts of global warming and climate change is said to be “the greatest injustice of our time”. The world’s poorest people have contributed least to its cause but they are the ones who suffer most from its devastating effects. Poor and developing countries are the most that are at risk due to long term flawed natural resource management practices and policies, increased population density and settlements in fragile eco-systems, increased demand on environment and natural resource...
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Rapid Needs Assessment After Typhoon Ompong

Following the landfall of Typhoon Mangkhut last September 15, 2018, PILCD conducted a rapid assessment from September 16-21 targeting the province of Benguet and Mt. Province in the Cordillera Region and northern part of Zambales province in Region 3. This assessment is part of the joint assessment conducted with Life Haven Independent Living Center and Assistance and Cooperation for Community Resilience (ACCORD) with support from Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund (ASB). The objective of the rapid needs...
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Launching of Inclusive DRR Materials in Calbayog and Catbalogan city, Samar

In line with the celebration of National Disaster Resilience Month  and National Disability Protection and Rehabilitation (NDPR) week  this July, the People’s Initiative for Learning and Community Development (PILCD), launched their Inclusive Information Education Communication (IEC) materials last July 4 and 6, 2018 in Catbalogan and Calbayog in Samar. The inclusive IEC materials include audio and video materials on Inclusive Community-based Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (CBDRRM) and ...
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Disability Inclusive CBDRR Project in Samar and Benguet

Within the framework of inclusive participation in disaster preparedness and response, this project is aimed at strengthening capacities of highly vulnerable groups especially persons with disability to be active agents and participants in community-based disaster risk reduction and management. The project was initiated in 2015 in partnership with the Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund (ASB) and Aktion Deutchsland Hilft (ADH) in Calbayog and Catbalogan, Samar. A similar project was developed and impleme...
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Education for Sustainable Development

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is a major thrust of PILCD’s work and is a cross cutting framework in the development of its adult and community education programs. PILCD strongly believes that education is a cornerstone of human development and it has the power to effect meaningful change to address the challenges and risks brought by climate change. The challenges and risks in our climate changed world placed us to come into terms with our past and current behaviors, lifestyle pr...
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Local Governance and Development

Empowered citizens and responsive government is essential in building inclusive societies. These program area aims to contribute in achieving good governance and expanding democratic participation of marginalized groups in the development of their communities. Specifically, the program works by developing projects and activities that will build capacities of local civil society and community-based organizations especially marginalized and excluded groups to engage, participate and make their g...
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Community-based Disaster Risk Reduction

Disasters result to physical, social and economic destruction of communities that cause serious economic impact on communities, and households. The acceleration of changing weather patterns due to global climate change aggravate further the underlying risk that many poor and developing countries are facing. Poor households and poor nations throughout the world face two disadvantages: the inability to generate income and the vulnerability to physical social and economic downturns. The Geograph...
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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture

PILCD’s education project on sustainable agriculture started in the year 2003. It was crafted from the framework of “Continuing Education for Sustainable Development” anchored from two integrated perspectives. From an adult education perspective, it is a continuing education strategy where farmers are involved in continuing process of action-reflection experience to gradually transform themselves from conventional farmers to organic farming practitioners and advocates. From a sustainable agric...
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