A 2-day workshop on “Revisiting Istanbul Principles and its Relevance to Philippine CSOs” was held on March 20-21, 2017 at the University of the Philippines campus in Quezon City. Evita L. Jimenez, executive director of CenPEG and concurrent lead convener of the Asia for Development and Peace Today (ADePT), capped the 2-day workshop with a presentation, “Paving the Way for Philippine CSO Development Effectiveness Work.” (Please see link)
Organized by the Center for People’s Development and Governance (CPDG) and Reality of Aid, the workshop had various speakers that included Yodhim Gudel dela Rosa of Reality of Aid – Asia Pacific who talked on “From aid effectiveness to development effectiveness”; Cristina Palabay of Karapatan (or Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights) who talked on “Human rights and social justice”; and former Bayan Muna congressman Teddy Casino, “People’s participation and empowerment.” CPDG’s Soleil Anniah C. Santoalla gave a brief orientation on the work of CPDG.
Participating partners in the workshop were 17 people’s organizations and civil society organizations (CSOs). Bicol-based Francia Cruz also joined to represent ADePT and Tabang Bikol. CenPEG News