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The Caucus of Development NGO Networks (CODE-NGO), with its 6 national networks and 6 regional networks, representing more than  1,600 development NGOs, people's organizations and cooperatives nationwide, is the country's biggest coalition of NGOs working for social development.


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Friday, 24 October 2014 11:03

SDC 2014

Kasali Ka, Sumali Ka! Social Development Celebration 2014 and CODE-NGO’s 18th General Assembly


The Caucus of Development NGO Networks (CODE-NGO) will hold its annual Kasali Ka, Sumali Ka! Social Development Celebration (SDC) and 18th General Assembly on December 3-5, 2014 at the SMX Convention Centre, SM Lanang, Davao City. This year’s SDC will be co-hosted by the Mindanao Coalition of Development NGO Networks (MINCODE), one of the 12 member networks of CODE-NGO.

Themed, From South to North and From Bottom Up: CSOs Shaping Peace and Resilience”, the event highlights the development initiatives of civil society organizations (CSOs) across the Philippines in building peace and disaster-resilient communities. These two issues 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 a year after typhoon Yolanda when lessons should have informed and should be informing Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) efforts of various stakeholders. It will also be a good opportunity for CSOs to take stock of the status of their constructive engagement with government, at a time when government reform efforts (e.g. the bottom-up budgeting (BUB) or grassroots participatory budgeting (GPB) process) are being challenged and criticized by a few legislators and CSOs locally, while being acknowledged and supported by other local CSOs and being recognized globally, receiving a Gold Award (3rd prize) from the Open Government Partnership Awards last September 2014.


Monday, 20 October 2014 05:19

 Statement of Support for Kilus Magniniyog and the KM71 March From Davao City to Malacanang Calling on President Aquino to Create the Coconut Farmers Trust Fund from the Recovered Coco Levy Funds

  October 17, 2014

The Caucus of Development NGO Networks (CODE-NGO) is in solidarity with the Kilusan para sa Ugnayan ng mga Samahang Magniniyog (KILUS Magniniyog) in its call for justice and an end to the suffering of small coconut farmers and farm-workers, who are among the poorest Filipinos.  After more than two years, they continue to receive no benefit from the P71 billion in coconut levy funds recovered by the Philippine government in September 2012 from San Miguel Corporation.

Thursday, 16 October 2014 00:00

Understanding the value chain approach to creating community social enterprises

John Paul Abaincia

Social Enterprise or SE refers to a group or institution doing actual business, where those who benefit most are not only the shareholders but also the community. It generates income that can support community well-being considering social and environmental concerns for sustainability and addressing poverty reduction.

Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) is a Philippine non-profit that primarily supports partnerships and programs that build, promote and scale-up social enterprise. In partnership with PEF, CODE-NGO facilitated workshops to capacitate communities and civil society organizations (CSOs) to study and organize social enterprises (SEs) that could create income for communities in five (5) provinces, namely: Camarines Sur; Ifugao; Pampanga; Guimaras and Zamboanga del Norte. This 5-month project (from May to September 2014) comprised a series of consultations and workshops on the value chain approach to developing enterprises, the government’s Grassroots Participatory Budgeting (GPB) Process, formerly known as Bottom Up Budgeting (BUB) and how communities can advocate for the inclusion of support for livelihood and SE projects in their municipalities' priority anti-poverty projects through the GPB and the LGU plans and budgets, and PEF’s support program for the development of SEs in “5 Cs”: cacao, cane sugar, coconut, coffee, and climate smart agriculture. Two hundred fifty five (255) farmers and community leaders, local entrepreneurs, CSO leaders and government representatives were oriented on these topics.


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