Local Governance and Development

Empowered citizens and responsive government is essential in building inclusive societies.

This 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 governments accountable.

Strategies include:

  1. Strengthening capacity for Engagement and Participation
    • Advocacy and Campaigning
    • Local Development Planning
    • Local Policy Advocacy Development
    • Maximizing Social Media
  2. Support for Strengthening Internal Capacity Development:
    • Organizational and Leadership development
    • Project Development, Management and  Resource Mobilization
    • Community organizing
  3. Establish and enhance Linkages, Partnerships and Exchanges
    • PO and LGU’s, NGA’s
    • PO to PO exchanges
    • PO and Media
    • PO, the Academe and the Private Sector

Capacity Development of Persons with Disability on Leadership, Organizational Management and Project Development in Calbayog and Catbalogan supported by Arbeiter Samariter Bund (ASB)

Capacity Development of CSO’s in Governance and Participation in Baguio, Benguet, Zambales, Olongapo and Bulacan supported by Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI)

Capacity Development on Organizational Management, Financial and Livelihood Project Management of Local Womens Organization in Benguet supported by DVV international