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Internal Reform Initiatives

 

About CIRI


In 2000, CODE-NGO created the Commission on Internal Reform Initiatives (CIRI), which established  the mechanism to enforce the Code of Conduct  and strategies for upholding standards of good governance. The CIRI handles the process of addressing any complaint against violations of the Code of Conduct by CODE-NGO member networks and organizations.  The CIRI also campaigns for CSO good governance, including among others, the following:

- Certification of member networks and organizations by the Philippine Council for NGO Certification (PCNC)

- Self-assessment by member networks and organizations using the CODE-NGO Good Governance Checklist

- Inclusion by member networks and organizations of not just legally mandated benefits, but also health and life insurance, as minimum provisions for CSO program and project staff, as part of the strategic thrust on “Caring for NGO Workers”.   

 

Partners

Philippine Council for NGO Certification (PCNC)

NGO Accountability Group (NAG)

 

Updates

CODE-NGO convenes its membership Commissions

In June 2011, CODE-NGO will convene a joint meeting of its two Commissions, which oversee the network's programs for membership development.  These are the Commission on Institution and Capacity Building (CICB) and the Commission on Internal Reform Initiatives (CIRI).  The CIRI and CICB are set to review the implementation of the activities which supported the Commissions' goals towards building the institutional capacities of CODE-NGO member networks as well as monitoring the practice of good governance.  These activities include the drafting of the CODE-NGO Network Performance Monitoring System, conduct of a series of resource-building seminars for NGO networks, and peer-assist sessions by the CODE-NGO Board for the priority member networks, among others.

Best Performing Member Networks of CODE-NGO for FY2007-2008 

The Association of Foundations (AF) and the Mindanao Coalition of Development NGO Networks(MINCODE) received their Best Performing Member Networks Award for FY2007-2008 from CODE-NGO during the 12th CODE-NGO National Assembly last December 12, 2008.

Assessing CODE-NGO’s performance as a network  

Greater demands for NGO accountability and sound internal governance motivated the CODE-NGO to start developing a system by which it could monitor and evaluate its performance as a network. The M&E system hopes to assess how CODE-NGO meets the needs of its various publics and measure the impact of its programs. The two CODE-NGO Commissions - Internal Reform Inititiatives (CIRI) ns Institution and Capacity Building (CICB) jointly convened last year for a workshop to brainstorm on what an effective network is, what should be measured (effectiveness indicators), and how the monitoring should be done (process of monitoring effectiveness). 

From the workshop, the Commissioners recommended developing indicators to measure CODE-NGO's performance as a network in 5 key areas: 

  • Membership Participation and Support
  • Legitimacy
  • Governance & Leadership
  • Management
  • Program and Plans Implementation (accomplishment towards the Strategic Plan commitments).

The Commissioners stressed the importance of a participatory and inclusive process by which the indicators or performance standards should be developed.

The delegates to the workshop were also encouraged to think through and undergo the same reflection and brainstorming processes for their respective networks, especially because the National Board agreed last year to require all CODE-NGO member networks to set up their own Members' Performance Monitoring Systems. Of the 12 member networks of CODE-NGO, AF, PhilDHRRA and PhilSSA already have their own monitoring systems.

CIRI Members

 

Members of the Commission on Internal Reform Initiatives

(For Fiscal Year 2013-2014) 

Vice Chairperson:   Lemia Simbulan, AF

Members:

Aurora Chavez-de Guzman, CBD

Jimmy Fong, CORDNET

Gregorio Fernandez, Jr., CenVISNET

Rudy Idano, EVNet

Agnes Bolanos, MINCODE

 

Shirly Masaoay, NATCCO 

Marte Perez, NCSD 

Rene Fortuno, PBSP 

Estrella Belangel, PHILDHRRA

Rhea Kristine Aguilar, PHILSSA

Ma. Celia Flor, WEVNet

 

 

 

Member Networks

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