This short-term project, which was supported by the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI), was implemented recently, from November 2013-February 2014. It included the conduct of education/orientation sessions on local legislation and policy formulation in the areas of human rights promotion and protection, resource management, environmental protection, and gender responsiveness, and on the venues for people’s participation in local governance. Three sessions were conducted: one for Luzon, one for Visayas, and one for Mindanaw.
The project sought to enhance the relationship between local communities, especially women and marginalized sectors, and their newly-elected local government officials, by enhancing the capacity of the two groups to develop and implement innovative local solutions to their problems, especially in the four areas of: (1) Promoting and Protecting Human Rights; (2) Access to, and proper management of resources (land, water, and forest); (3) Gender equality; and (4) Environmental protection, using participatory local governance processes.
Date: July 11, 2020