Archive for February, 2018

Assembly of the Federation of Civil Society Organizations in Zamboanga City

CSO Federation for Poverty Reduction gathers to map out its future plans last February19, 2018 in Grand Astoria Hotel, Zamboanga City

The Federation of Zamboanga City Civil Society Organizations, Inc. (FZCCSOI) was organized and legitimized in 2017 and recognized by city government be the Working CSO group in monitoring the Implemented and unimplemented BUB Projects and Non BUB projects under the City with continuously empowering the sectors of Women, IDPs, Fisher folks, Farmers, Youth, Children, PWD, Informal Settlers, Workers and Informal sector, Senior Citizen.

The Assembly aimed to strengthen the involvement of the Civil Society Organizations in its fight towards Poverty Reduction using the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as a guide in there long term plans also basing on the Community Base Monitoring System SDG indicators in Zamboanga City.

With the current leadership of ZABIDA through its Executive Director and the utmost support of the City Government, the members of the Federation are confident to pursue their plans towards Poverty Reduction.

ZABIDA is an Non-Government Organization and a consortium of four (4) independent Non-Profit Organizations namely Katilingban Sa Kalambuan Organization, Inc., Reach-Out to Others Foundation, Inc., Peace Advocates Zamboanga Foundation Inc., and Nagdilaab Foundation, Inc., all operating in Zamboanga City and Basilan empowering communities towards human security through Participatory Governance, Peace and Development and Human Rights Advocacy Campaign. The organization implements the Convenio Project within the region through the support of the Spanish Cooperation Agency for International Development (AECID) and the Manos Unidas. (Leo Christopher Gaspar/ZABIDA)

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Celebrating Harmony Week

As a response to the invitation of the World Interfaith Harmony Week Celebration, the Interrelgious Solidarity for Peace (ISP) and Peace Advocates Zamboanga (PAZ) in partnership with the City Government of Zamboanga, a Harmony Forum was organized. Given the multicultural nature of the City, the Harmony Forum aimed to broaden and deepen the meaning of harmony.

Prof. Noor Saada, Project Manager of Modeling Inter-LGU Alliance for Basilan Project and one of the Peace Weaver 2017 awardees discussed the topic on Understanding the Meaning of Harmony. Thereafter, the participants were divided into groups according to their different faith namely Catholic, Muslim, Evangelical/Protestant and Indigenous Peoples for a workshop to discuss among them how else can they strengthen their relationship with the intra-faith groups and what can they do together for the healing of the interfaith communities.

Around 90 community and religious leaders partiicpated at the Harmony forum which was conducted in Centro Latino last 10 February, this City.

Peace Advocates Zamboanga is a member-organization of ZABIDA that operates in Zamboanga City focusing on Peace and Developement Initiatives. ZABIDA is implementing the Convenio Project supported by the Spanish Cooperation for International Development (AECID) and Manos Unidas. (Albert Putong/PAZ)

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GAD/DRRM Logistical Support for Barangay Pasonanca

Another successful story of Logistical Support turn-over ZABIDA-KKI held at Pasonanca Barangay Hall, today February 15, 2018 for both Gender and Development and Sectoral plan implementation and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management.

The said activity was attended by the sectoral representatives of the Barangay from the Women, Senior Citizen and Urban Poor sectors.

Also present during the turn-over was the Barangay Council of Pasonanca headed by Punong Barangay Hon. Efigenio E. Julian, KKI LGU Coordinators and Manos Unidas Coordinator to the Phillipines Ms. Jessica Del Olmo.

Manos Unidas through ZABIDA-KKI turned-over the following for GAD & Sectoral; Kitchen utensils and equipment and for DRRM; 10 units of Hand Held Radio and 2 set of Safety Belt (Parachute type).

Katilingban Sa Kalambuan, Inc., is a member-organization of ZABIDA  founded in 1995 to help poor and marginalized communities cope with growing socio-economic problems in Zamboanga City. KKI is now implementing the Convenio Project in Zamboanga City which is supported by the Spanish Cooperation for International Development (AECID) and Manos Unidas.  (Sosimo Eyas, Jr./KKI)

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Photo Feature: Celebration of World Water Day meeting in Basilan

The Basilan Civil Society Organization-Climate Change Adaptation Alliance (CCA) with Nagdilaab Foundation, Inc. had meeting on February 22, 2018 at NFI Conference Hall, Isabela City, Basilan. Nineteen (19) participants representing fourteen (14) organizations as member of the Gandang Gaddung (Green Beauty) Basilan. The Alliance discussed the following agenda; CSO-CCA Launching Planning, Details on Advocacy Materials and Ways forward like Internal Policies, and Organizational Leadership. The meeting centered on the conduct of a walk for the environment during the celebration of World Water Day on March 22, 2018 with the theme: “Awit at Sayaw Alay sa Kalikasan”. (Ayara Jaimin) 

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