Institution and Capacity Building
CODE-NGO created the Commission on Institution and Capacity Building (CICB) to strengthen its Human Resource and Organizational Development Program for its member networks and organizations. The CICB has brought about the delivery of training programs in strategic organization development, human resource and financial management, as well as in program development/design, implementation and management, and monitoring and evaluation to meet the capacity-building needs of the governing boards, network secretariat management and staff, and leaders and officers of CODE-NGO member networks. Some of the training programs and seminars organized by CODE-NGO for its members include Kami Naman! Successor Generation Fellowship Program, Building Successful Boards, Labor and Other Laws for NGOs, and Resource Building for Networks Series.
Association of Foundations (AF) – for the “Building Successful Boards” Program
Partnership of Philippine Support Service Agencies (PhilSSA) – for “Successor Generation” Program
Students Formation Network:
– Office of Social Concern and Involvement (OSCI), Ateneo de Manila University and the Ateneo schools network
– Center for Social Concern and Action (COSCA), De La Salle University and the La Salle schools network
– Institutional Network for Social Action (INSA), Miriam College; Center for Social Concern, Assumption College and the Consortium of Women Colleges
– UP Students Catholic Action (UPSCA)
In its third year of implementation of the CODE-NGO Strategic Plan 2012-17, the Membership program continued to work on strengthening the capacities of its members in CSO good governance.
Capacity Building Fund (CBF). Sustaining the support for strategic capacity building initiatives of member networks (MNs), the Board of Trustees allocated a total of P 3.47 million for CODE-NGO’s grant facility for members. The twelve (12) member networks utilized this to implement programs and projects that aimed to strengthen network sustainability, address organization development concerns and increase capacities of human resources. In its third year of implementation of the CODE-NGO Strategic Plan 2012-17, the Membership program continued to work on strengthening the capacities of its members in CSO good governance. Capacity Building Fund (CBF). Sustaining the support for strategic capacity building initiatives of member networks (MNs), the Board of Trustees allocated a total of P 3.47 million for CODE-NGO’s grant facility for members. The twelve (12) member networks utilized this to implement programs and projects that aimed to strengthen network sustainability, address organization development concerns and increase capacities of human resources.
Strengthening the Capacity of Philippine CSOs Project. At the third and last year of implementing this USAID-funded project, participating CSOs went through the Non-US Organization Pre-Award Survey (NUPAS) simulation exercise, the end of project assessment and the culminating conference.
Last December 3, 2014, the eight (8) participating member networks in the Strengthening the Capacity of Philippine CSOs Project, CBD, CENVISNET, CORDNET, MINCODE, NATCCO, PHILDHRRA, PHILSSA and WEVNET, together with CODE-NGO Secretariat and two (2) other member networks, AF and PBSP, that are part of the consortium for this project led by Ayala Foundation, Inc. (AFI), conducted a group evaluation of the accomplishments of each MN to identify possible continuing capacity-building initiatives for the network. Among the agreements of the group were that the network will continue to provide support and mentoring on the capacity areas that still need to be improved, that the MNs will align their capacity building plans and CBF priorities accordingly, and to propose that CICB further discuss network-wide continuing capacity building for members.
This three-year project was concluded in January 2015. In an intent to reach more CSOs beyond the life of the project, and share the capacity assessment tool (CAT) with them, plans are underway to make the tool available at the CODE-NGO website in FY 2015-16. Several MNs also participated in a face-to-face discussion or Peer Learning Exercise (PLE) on CSO Network Strengthening, organized by CODE-NGO and Ayala Foundation, This PLE produced the Guidebook on CSO Network Strengthening.
Technical Assistance (TA) for Member Networks. Carrying on from the previous fiscal year and after the mentoring component of the Strengthening the Capacity of Philippine CSOs Project was concluded, CODE-NGO continued to provide technical assistance for its seven priority member networks, CBD, CENVISNET, CORDNET, EVNET, MINCODE, NCSD, and WEVNET. This intervention was implemented parallel to the MNs’ CBF activities and provided a means for CODE-NGO Secretariat to monitor and evaluate the OD progress of the MNs. After the AFI-USAID project, subsequent mentoring direction and mentors were selected according to the needs of the MNs based on their strategic plan and capacity areas that require continuing improvement.
These various capacity-building initiatives, that were implemented, monitored and evaluated under the Membership Program, were guided by the Commission on Institution and Capacity-Building (CICB).
Members of the Commission on Institution and Capacity Building
- Chairperson: Emmanuel Areno, WEVNet
- Vice Chairperson: Emy Santos, NATCCO
- Ma. Rosario Lopez, AF
- Joy Oropesa-Bañares, CBD
- Abraham Mang-usan, CORDNET
- Aldwin Empaces, CenVISNET
- Ian Mosquisa, EVNet
- Raizsa Mae Anayatin, MINCODE
- Lei Orioste, NCSD
- Enan dela Rosa, PBSP
- Divina Luz Lopez, PHILDHRRA
- Benedict Balderrama, PHILSSA