Partners

Asian Institute of Management Policy Center (AIM-Policy Center)

Asian Institute of Management Policy Center (AIM-Policy Center)

The AIM Policy Center is the public-policy think tank of the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) and one of the five Centers for Research and Management Excellence that AIM houses. The Center’s mission is to foster a public-policy environment that emphasizes the primacy of private enterprise in meeting society's needs for goods and services and in contributing to economic, social, and technological progress, a rising standard of living, and the building of a truly humane society. The Center aims to be a leading think-tank in the region particularly on competitiveness issues that bear on the challenges of globalization, rapid technological change and restructured economic opportunities.  The AIM Policy Center is divided into two groups: research and programs. Research heads ensure the depth and relevance of the work produced by each of the Center's programs.  Program managers formulate and implement advocacy strategies aimed to present the results of the Center's research to public policy makers and civil society in general.
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Centrist Democracy Political Institute (CDPI)

Centrist Democracy Political Institute (CDPI)

The Centrist Democracy Political Institute (CDPI) was founded in 2010 to support centrist (Christian-Muslim value-oriented) democratic movements and political parties in the Philippines in their efforts to help shape policy to create major reforms in the country. The institute, which is a partner of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung since the start of 2011, focuses on the following: organizing training courses for leaders of these movements and political parties, supporting the development of programmatic platforms and political strategies, contributing expertise in the development of draft legislation for political reforms in line with Christian-Muslim values and concepts, organizing thematic dialogues on relevant issues and problems, promoting countrywide communication of Centrist Democratic values, concepts and policy approaches, particularly in media, and participating in the efforts to promote peace and development in Mindanao. The Centrist Democracy Political Institute was designed and founded with significant participation of young professionals of the Centrist Democratic Movement Federation, who established themselves mid 2010 in different regions of the archipelago as a role model for a program-oriented membership-based Centrist Party. CDPI has access to prestigious academic and political experts as members of its Advisory Board and at the main universities of the country. The institute cooperates closely with the other partners of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in the Philippines.
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Institute for Autonomy and Governance (IAG)

Institute for Autonomy and Governance (IAG)

The Institute for Autonomy and Governance is an independent and non-partisan think-tank established in 2001 to generate ideas on making autonomy an effective vehicle for peace and development in the southern Philippines. It conducts policy studies and discussions on political, economic and security issues that define much needed measures to be undertaken for meaningful autonomy in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). It is engaged in capacity-building programs with special focus on the Regional Assembly as the regional government’s highest policy making body. It provides technical assistance in crafting priority laws and policies in the region. IAG is affiliated with Notre Dame University.
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Local Government Development Foundation (LOGODEF)

Local Government Development Foundation (LOGODEF)

The Local Government Development Foundation (LOGODEF) is a Manila-based non-stock, non-profit organization established for the purpose of providing professional services to local governments in support of central government efforts to promote the continuing development of Philippine local authorities. The foundation’s success lies in its integration of the concepts of public accountability, political and economic development into its strategies for achieving good local governance. The Foundation believes that local governments must sustain their own initiatives by helping themselves and working in partnership with one another. The Foundation provides the necessary assistance to local governments to accomplish these goals. It also pilots projects at the ground level while advocating at the Congressional level for the adoption of policies and reforms aimed at strengthening local government units. The Foundation has also created within itself a Strategic Studies Council (SSC) which undertakes studies and researches on policy issues affecting local governments. The Foundation is the major institutional partner of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) in the strengthening of local political institutions in the Philippines but also works with other international organizations to reform and strengthen local governments all over Southeast Asia.
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Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism (ACFJ)

Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism (ACFJ)

The Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism at the Ateneo de Manila University, also known as ACFJ, is dedicated to the promotion of excellence in journalism in Southeast Asia. Inaugurated in June 2000 with the help of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, ACFJ aims to foster a free, viable and responsible press that will nurture the public discourse essential to an informed practice of citizenship and democracy. Its three main priorities are: to promote excellence and professionalism in journalism, to ensure continuing professional growth of Southeast Asian journalists through training and education and to foster unity among Southeast Asian nations. Apart from offering onsite seminars and workshops, ACFJ also offers a master's degree in journalism, diploma courses in online and radio journalism, and short courses in investigative reporting, media and politics and similar topics. It is also set to launch a diploma course in photojournalism.
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