FILTER CHOSEN: 7. Inclusive decision-making.

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Recognizing the importance of the Anti-Poverty Program of the Office of the Vice President (OVP), National Engagement Strategy (NES) in the Philippines met with Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Gerona Robredo on 22 August 2017 to explore possibilities of partnerships with the initiatives of the NES platform. NES Philippines believesRead More

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Land governance in the Philippines remains a big challenge as land deprivation, problematic land information and valuation data, complex and tedious bureaucractic processes, overlapping tenurial policies, highly sectoral approach in addressing land issues, and absence of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms worsen the presence state of the issue. These multi-faceted concernsRead More

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With indigenous peoples’ close relationship with the environment, they are considered to be the stewards of our forests. While this is widely acknowledged, their capacity for environment protection is also questioned by some. The Philippines implements laws on the recognition of IP rights and environment protection both complying with theRead More

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Asia alone constitutes 55% of the global poverty. Of which, 76% are living in rural areas (IFAD, 2016). For the rural communities, land is not just an economic commodity but a necessary instrument of equity for the poor. Without land tenure security, communities may be easily displaced and forcibly evicted,Read More

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