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Kinaiyahan Housing New Community Leaders and Developments

The Kinaiyahan Housing is the 4th Housing Community of Katilingban Sa Kalambuan Inc. (KKI), a ZABIDA member-organization. It is also the Housing Project under the 2nd Convenio Project supported by the Spanish Cooperation for International Development Agency (AECID) and Manos Unidas. Last December of 2017, 80 household beneficiaries received the keys to their respective units. 

On April 8 of this year, an eelection of officers for the new community took place in Barangay Sinunuc, Zamboanga City. The new set of officers from community President down to PIO are coming from the different associations of K4. The election of officers was supervised by KKI project staff and assisted by ZABIDA housing staff.

On the other hand, the site development continues as heavy equipment are working double time in clearing the major and minor roads within the housing construction site for easy, convenient and passable roads for the beneficiaries and visitors of Kinaiyahan Eco-Village. Filling materials are being transported away from the construction site to loosen areas that were used as temporary stockpile area for filing materials (recreation area of K4) and other areas where construction is still on-going.

With the rainy season coming up, the developers are continually constructing the drainage system to ease the flow of rainy water within the community. As well as, the slope protection construction in the village is on-going wherein the areas identified as critical areas are immediately mitigated and addressed to safely secure of the community in terms of soil erosion and possible landslides. (Dexter Rondovio/ZABIDA)

 

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Enhancing GAD Mainstreaming in Zamboanga and Basilan Communities

Ms. Maisie Faith Dagapioso , Program Coordinator of Katilingban Sa Kalambuan , Inc. facilitated the pre-presentation of the Project Proposal to the body.

In its continuous program support on Participatory Governance, ZABIDA, through its member-organizations in Zamboanga City, Reach-Out ot Others Foundation, Katilingban Sa Kalambuan Inc. and Nagdilaab Foundation, Inc. in Basilan, conducted an Enhancing GAD Mainstreaming session.

For Zamboanga City, around 80 Barangay leaders and members of the Sector Groups were gathered from March 21 to March 22 held at LM Hotel, Tetuan, Zamboanga City. While, about 30 Barangay Leaders and Sectoral Group members from Barangay Townsite of Maluso Municipality and Barangay Matikang of Lantawan Municipality conducted the activity from March 22 to March 23 of this year in Isabela, Basilan.

The main purpose of the activity is to provide technical support to the Partner-Barangays in identifying and prioritizing its GAD Plan implementation and to provide further technical knowledge on Gender and Development as a political concern in their communities.

As a result of their workshop, the participants presented a proposal on a specificied priority GAD activity from their Plan. Both in Zamboanga City and Basilan, the Department of the Interior and Local Government participated as one of the panelists to provided technical guidance in improving and strengthening their proposals.

ZABIDA is currently implementing the Convenio 2 Project in the Philippines, supported by the Spanish Cooperation for International Development Agency (AECID) and Manos Unidas in Spain. The Gender and Development program intervention is part of its Participatory Governance Program. The Convenio 2 is now on its 4th and final year of implementation.  (Deorenzie Frances L Carreon/ZABIDA)

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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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