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Tuesday, 13 January 2015 01:30

CSOs Shaping Peace and Resilience

Kasali ka, Sumali ka! Social Development Celebration 2014


More than 200 civil society organization (CSO) leaders convened last December 3-5, 2014 at the annual Kasali Ka, Sumali Ka! Social Development Celebration (SDC) of the Caucus of Development NGO Networks (CODE-NGO) held at the SMX Convention Centre, SM Lanang, Davao City.

Co-hosted by the Mindanao Coalition of Development NGO Networks (MINCODE), the SDC also served as the 18th General Assembly of CODE-NGO's 12 member networks (MNs) which represent more than 2,000 development NGOs, people's organizations, and cooperatives all over the Philippines.

In line with the theme of the celebration, "From South to North and from Bottom Up: CSOs Shaping Peace and Resilience", the SDC focused on the role of CSOs in promoting peace in Mindanao and disaster-preparedness around the country.  The theme illustrates that CODE-NGO’s work as a national coalition of CSOs are grounded on and arising from the initiatives and lessons of its members at the local levels. Its focus on the twin issues of peace and resilience are timely, now that the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) has been signed and the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) is being deliberated upon in Congress, and it has been a year after typhoon Yolanda, when lessons should have informed and should be informing Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) efforts of various stakeholders. 

Tuesday, 13 January 2015 01:13




At the Kasali Ka, Sumali Ka! Social Development Celebration (SDC) 2014 held at the SMX Conference Centre, SM Lanang in Davao City, on December 3-5, 2014, nearly 200 leaders of civil society organizations (CSOs) and their partners from various sectors from around the country – government, academe, media, private sector, aid agencies and others – gathered for this annual event to promote to a larger public the roles and contributions of CSOs in national development. 


The SDC2014 highlighted the importance of the twin national issues of building peace and resilience in our partner communities, with the theme ‘From South to North and From Bottom Up: CSOs Shaping Peace and Resilience.’  This event is held in Davao City, Mindanao, to recognize the contributions and the voice of CSOs in the regions in shaping the direction of CSOs’ national advocacies and campaigns, and as an expression of unequivocal support for and desire to see through the creation and the success of the Bangsamoro. 



Tuesday, 13 January 2015 01:04

Report of the Chairperson to the CODE-NGO 18th General Assembly

Andrea Maria Patricia M. Sarenas, CODE-NGO Chairperson


Good afternoon.


This is the first year when we, as a network, breathed life to our Strategic Plan for 2013-17, making this document alive and actionable, and not just motherhood statements.  Our four Key Result Areas (KRAs) guided us to our mission and kept us on track on our work for this year:

  • KRA 1 – Assisting Member Networks in Resource Generation
  • KRA 2 – Strategic Capacity Building for Members in Governance, Networking and Local and Sectoral Advocacy Effectiveness
  • KRA 3 – Building and Managing Knowledge in civil society organization (CSO) Development Models and Good Practices
  • KRA 4 – Expanding Civil Society Influence and Increasing Effectiveness of Development Advocacy.

We can say we have given laser focus on these directions, despite the travails that hit the country and affected the work of our organizations in the past year. 



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