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August 27, 2010

15th Congress get assistance

25 neophyte legislators of the 15th Congress have been provided an opportunity to dialogue on their new role and tasks on August 12 – 13 at the Summit Ridge Hotel, Tagaytay City with Sabine Weiss MdB, Member of the German Bundestag, and former Senator Aquilino Pimentel, Jr. among others. This dialogue entitled Strengthening the Legislative Body: A Dialogue for Newly Elected Members of the House of Representatives was organized by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Ateneo School of Government. more…

August 17, 2010

DELGOSEA Launches Kick-Off Meeting on Best Practices Replication Training Material

To support the implementation and monitoring of transnational replication of local governance best practices (BP), a group of 13 National Coordinators and local governance experts with DELGOSEA conducted a two-day meeting in Manila, Philippines on August 3-4, 2010, to discuss the outline and structure of best practices replication training material. more…

August 6, 2010

Mindanao on the Radar of New President

Kusog Mindanaw Conference: New Leadership, New Hope in Mindanao

Kusog Mindanaw, a socio-political and multi-sectoral formation with its roots as far as back as 1994, held its annual roundtable conference discussing the 20 year peace and development agenda for Mindanao (Mindanao 2020). This year’s activity was organized by the Institute for Autonomy and Governance with support of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung held last July 8 – 10 at the Waterfront Insular Hotel, Davao City. more…

August 1, 2010

Workshop on the Establishment of the Centrist Democratic Movement (CDM) as a nationwide organization

The three-day workshop brought together 27 representatives of the core groups of young professionals who participated in the six forum-workshops previously conducted in the different provinces of Mindanao, Visayas and Luzon. The main objectives of the workshop are to establish the unities of the different core groups and define the rules that will guide the establishment of the CDM as a nationwide organization. more…

July 20, 2010

Leadership Workshop for Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao Top Officials

The Institute for Autonomy and Governance (IAG), with support from the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, and the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) conducted a leadership training workshop for Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) top officials from July 12th to 15th. Twenty-six cabinet officials and key personnel actively participated with the acting Regional Governor Ansaruddin Adiong at the AIM Conference Center Manila, Makati City. more…

June 22, 2010

Best Practice Examples on Local Governance from municipalities in Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam presented in transnational workshop in Phnom Penh (DELGOSEA)

During the three day workshop from 10th-12th June 2010, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the EC co-funded project “Partnership for Democratic Local Governance in Southeast-Asia” (DELGOSEA), presented the outcomes of the research assessment on best practice examples from local governments/municipalities from five countries in Southeast-Asia. more…

June 9, 2010

Peace Work Camp towards Sustainable Peace in Mindanao

On May 20 – 23, a peace work camp on the pursuit of sustainable peace, equity and development in Mindanao was implemented by the Resource Center for Empowerment and Development (RCED) of Balay Mindanaw Foundation, Inc. (BMFI). The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung supported this first and particular event which was held at the Gardens of Malasag Eco-Tourism Village in Cagayan de Oro City. more…

June 1, 2010

Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Bill Signed into Law

The Disaster Risk Reduction Bill, which was actively pushed by the Philippine Consortium on Good Local Governance (PCGLG), the Disaster Risk Reduction Network among others, has been signed into law by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo last 27 May 2010 by virtue of Republic Act 10121. The Consortium was organized by the Local Government Development Foundation in partnership with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. more…

June 1, 2010

The Philippine Opportunity to Increase Competitiveness with New President

This year’s results of the World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY) were bleak: the Philippines ranked 39th of 58 countries in terms of competitiveness, released to the press on May 20 at the AIM Conference Center Manila by the Asian Institute of Management Policy Center with support of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stftung. The WCY is published annually by the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Switzerland. more…

May 14, 2010

Promoting a Centrist Democratic Reform Agenda among Young Professionals

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, together with its local partner Technical Assistance Center for the Development of the Rural and Urban Poor (TACDRUP), recently conducted six forum-workshops on crafting a centrist democratic agenda with young professionals from Mindanao, Visayas, and Luzon. The forum-workshops were held in Davao City, Cebu City, Cagayan de Oro, Makati City, Tagaytay City, and Iloilo City. more…