BUREAU OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH (BAR)
the orchestrator of the National Research and Development System in Agriculture and
Fisheries (NaRDSAF) and as the secretariat of the Council for
Extension, Research, and Development in Agriculture and Fisheries
(CERDAF). The mission to serve as an effective instrument to consolidate and
strengthen the national agriculture and fisheries research system for increased
effectiveness and efficiency.
CATHOLIC MEDIA NETWORK (CMN) is
a network of Catholic Radio and Television stations dedicated to the promotion of the New
Evangelization and of total human development through a unified strategy of
community-based broadcasting. Through broadcasting, CMN strives to make the Church in the
Philippines, a community of Christs Disciples, a Church of the poor, truly
evangelized and evangelizing. As a network, CMN commits to the promotion of truth and the
attainment of solidarity and brotherhood; of food and freedom; of jobs and justice; of
land and equity.
CENTRAL CORDILLERA AGRICULTURAL
PROGRAMME (CECAP), a programme under the Department of Agriculture, is
dedicated to improving the lives of the rural people of Ifugao, Kalinga, Abra and Mountain
provinces of Northern Luzon, the Philippines.
CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS (CEC) - Philippines is a non-government development
organization pursuing environmental advocacy through education research, ecosystems
management and rehabilitation for grassroots empowerment. Founded in 1989,
CEC recognizes that environmental problems confronting the country are rooted in the
oppressive character of Philippine society. The Center provides services which
include environmental education curriculum and materials development, training,
environmental research, ecosystems management, and maintains an education and information
C L E A R (Conservation of Laguna de Bay's Enviroment and Resources),
a tripartite partnership - Laguna
Lake Development Authority, Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands, and
Unilever Philippines - for the conservation and management of Laguna de Bay.
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WELFARE AND DEVELOPMENT
(DSWD) envisions the empowerment of individuals, families and communities
with capability to improve their quality of life; perform their expected roles
through strengthened coping mechanisms; and meet their minimum basic and other development
needs. DSWD enable Local Government Units (LGUs), Non-Government Organizations
(NGOs), other National Government Agencies (NGAs) and People's Organizations (POs) for
effective implementation of programs to alleviate poverty and improved quality of life.
ENVIRONMENTAL BROADCAST CIRCLE (EBC)
is a network of broadcast media practitioners and educators committed to providing the
public with information on the environment and sustainable development through their
programs and activities. EBC serves as a clearing house for channeling information between
sectors and communities and the participating broadcast practitioners. The
organization was formed in early 1995 by advocates from various NGOs working for the
environment and sustainable development.
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT BUREAU (EMB)
of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources was created in June 1987 to
spearhead the government efforts in protecting the resources of the country from
environmental degradation through the development of effective programs and strategies on
environmental protection and management. The general objectives are: (a)
improvement of environmental quality through the formulation of appropriate policies and
regulations, development of technologies, and the creation of public awareness that will
be translated into actions beneficial to the environment and (b) to complement the
government efforts to achieve sustainable development through proper incorporation of
environmental considerations in planning and project/program implementations.
HEALTHY CITIES IN THE PHILIPPINES website is developed for the Philippine Healthy Cities Network,
Inc. (PHCN) to bring its advocacy closer to the local government units, Healthy Cities
member cities, program implementers, and other stakeholders.
ITN FOUNDATION is a water and sanitation resource center in the Philippines. It
is part of the global initiative of establishing training networks in various developing
countries during the International Drinking Water and Sanitation decade. It is
a non-government organization doing public information, research, community organizing,
advocacy and training for the awareness, appreciation, protection and conservation of
Philippine water resources. It heightens awareness among public and private institutions
on development issues affecting water and sanitation policy reforms and water resource
management. ITN Foundations development approach is integrated water resources
management (IWRM) with peoples participation.
INTERNATIONAL SOUTH GROUP NETWORK (ISGN) is a network of individuals with roots and active involvement in
social movements and centers of research and learning. It is active in the advocacy of
various concerns affecting peoples of the South-disseminating critical analyses on global
issues, propagating people's on-the-ground struggles, conducting studies and workshops to
forge unity among social movements, and enhancing efforts to discover and promote
people-centered development alternatives.
LAGUNA LAKE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (LLDA) is a quasi-government agency, organized in 1966 to lead, promote and
accelerate the development and balanced growth of the Laguna de Bay basin within the
context of national and regional plans and policies for social and economic development
and to carry out the development of the basin with due regard and adequate provision for
environmental management and control, preservation of the quality of human life and
ecological systems, and the prevention of undue ecological disturbances, deterioration and
MANILA SCIENCE HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI FOUNDATION, INC. (MASCI-Alumni) is the gateway to a focal
network to reunite Manila Science High School alumni all over the world. As a
focal convergence, this network aims to develop and maintain a self-sustaining process of
information exchange among the alumni, and will further promote and facilitate
camaraderie and technical cooperation for the successful implementation of its
NATIONAL MAPPING AND RESOURCE INFORMATION AUTHORITY (NAMRIA) is the central mapping and resource
information agency of the country. The agency was created on June 27, 1987 by virtue
of Executive Order No. 192 Section 22(a). It is one of the attached agencies of the
Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). NAMRIA has four major
functions namely: mapping; oceanographic; hydrographic and geodetic surveys; remote
sensing and resource data analysis; and information management and dissemination.
NAMRIA's MUNICIPAL BASE MAPPING PROJECT provides technical assistance to develop a Geographic
Information System (GIS) for Local Government Units (LGUs) based on a national digital
database policy. It helps create a framework for a regular supply of up-to-date, accurate
and relevant data for local government needs and generate and provide updated and reliable
land and water related information, supporting the individual municipality in its economic
and environmental friendly development.
NATIONAL BIODIVERSITY STRATEGY AND ACTION PLAN (NBSAP) in view of the problems and concerns
constantly threaten the future of the country's biodiversity and in consonance with the
Convention on the Biological Diversity's objectives of conservation, sustainable use, and
equitable sharing of the benefits of the country's biodiversity, a National Biodiversity
Strategy and Action Plan with modular projects and programs with corresponding resource
requirements were formulated.
INFORMATION EXCHANGE AND NETWORKING CENTER
of the PHILIPPINE COUNCIL FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT or the PCSDNet is
established to assist the PCSD in the coordination, monitoring, and evaluation of the
implementation of Philippine Agenda 21, and in the information and knowledge exchange in
sustaianble development policies, programs and projects.
PROTECTED AREAS AND WILDLIFE BUREAU (PAWB) is a staff sectoral bureau of the Department of Environment and
Natural Resources created on June 10, 1987 through Executive Order No. 192. Its
primary task under the Order is to formulate policies, rules and regulations relative to
the establishment and administration of the NIPAS and the management of other biologically
important components of the environment such as ecosystems, species and genetic
resources. In addition, the Bureau monitors and coordinates the planning and
implementation of the country's various programs and projects on biodiversity and as well
as provides technical assistance to the regional offices.
PHILIPPINE AGENDA 21 is part of the country's response to fulfill its commitments in the
historic Earth Summit in 1992 where government and key sectors of society agreed to
implement an action agenda for sustainable development, known as the Agenda 21. It seeks
to answer four questions: 1) where are we now?, 2) what is sustainable development?, 3)
where do we want to go?, and 4) how do we get there?. The major stakeholders involved in
the formulation of the Philippine Agenda 21 found it necessary to seek common ground. The
Principles of Unity, forming part of this document, embodies this common ground which
unites the key actors in their pursuit of sustainable development.
PHILIPPINE FEDERATION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERN (PFEC) is a national network of concerned individuals,
non-governmental organizations and people's organizations concerned with environmental
issues. As a network, each member maintains its identity and independent action but
recognizes the need to link with each other for information exchange, sharing of resources
and possible joint action.
PHILIPPINE PARTNERSHIP FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES IN RURAL AREAS (PHILDHRRA) was officially
registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a non-profit, non-stock
foundation in 1984. PhilDHRRA has 73 member-NGOs that are involved in appropriate
technology, income generation, community organizing, education and training of grassroots
leaders, agricultural extension, primary health care, cooperatives development,
integration of gender and environment concerns and advocacy for agrarian reform.
RAMON ABOITIZ FOUNDATION, INC. (RAFI) is a non-stock, non-profit organization committed to re-shaping the
future by involving itself in the enabling of non-government, private voluntary and
people's organizations into a sectoral capable of democratizing development
initiatives. They envision to establish self-reliant communities whose social,
economic, cultural and political values, through the process of participation, networking
and empowerment, are sensitive and responsive to the upliftment and well-being of their
RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR TROPICAL MEDICINE (RITM) was formally established in 1981 with the signing of E.O.
674, authorizing the creation of a research facility under the Department of Health.
The RITM is tasked with planning and implementing research programs for infectious and/or
tropical diseases. It is the principal research arm of the Department of
Health in infectious and tropical diseases, carrying out high quality and
multidisciplinary research programs to contribute significantly to the control of
infectious and tropical diseases of public health importance locally and globally.
RESOURCES, ENVIRONMENT AND ECONOMICS CENTER FOR STUDIES, INC. (REECS) is a private consulting firm
established primarily to conduct interdisciplinary research, implement training programs,
and provide consultancy services in the general areas of economics. REECS is an
internationally respected, Philippine-based think tank in environmental and resource
economics servicing a broad base of clients composed of professionals committed to the
advancement of sustainable economic development. To help meet its goal of promoting
sustainable development, REECS brings together a rare mix of economists, social scientists
and technical experts committed at integrating natural resources and environmental
concerns at all levels of decision-making.
SD VILLAGE showcases sustainable development practices and strategies that have been successfully implemented
in local communities in the Philippines. The collection of stories (communities) are
presented in a user-friendly format to encourage replication of the strategy/practice in
an appropriate manner by communities not only in the Philippines but in other parts of the
world as well.
SOCIETY FOR THE CONSERVATION OF PHILIPPINE WETLANDS (SCPW) , a non-stock, non-profit corporation, was
organized with the following objectives: 1) to serve as a network of wetland workers and
advocates and establish linkages with local and international organizations; 2) to serve
as a forum for wetland issues; 3) to engage in advocacy work supportive of wetland
conservation objectives; 4) to provide technical assistance on matters related to
wetlands; and 5) to complement wetland management activities such as research, training,
and information education and communication.
STUDIEFONDS FILIPPIJNSE KINDEREN (SFK) (Study Fund for Philippine Children Foundation, Inc.) - Philippines is a
non-stock, non-profit and non-government organization, which was organized through the
joint effort of Dutch and Filipino nationals to meet the challenge of helping the poor yet
deserving Filipino children. The SFK receives funds from donors who share their
vision of helping the less fortunate children of Quezon City, Philippines.
UNIFIED URBAN POOR has a network of professional, advocates, organizations and individuals concerned with the upliftment of
the urban poor. In response to the depth of poverty, UUP aims to bring about the
attainment of a holistic, ecological friendly, and integrated development programs that
would address economic productivity and empowerment of the people.
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