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About Poverty Environment Development Advocacy Education and Action Platform

The Philippines PEI also serves as a tool for the Government of the Philippines to raise awareness, impart knowledge, influence attitude, enhance skills and encourage action among its various key players and stakeholders to propel the country into a path of green and inclusive growth through rational utilization of the natural wealth. With this, a strong advocacy strategy and action platform is deemed necessary to be institutionalized (first at PEI-executing agencies, later on at the local level) to effectively reach wider audience. The “Advocacy Education Mechanism and Action Platform” of PPEI works at:

  1. Building of foundational knowledge such as understanding frameworks, concepts, legal environment, socio-cultural context, developmental context, procedures, and processes;
  2. Honing of skills through training, seminars, orientation, consultation, conference, meetings, exchange, exposure, mentoring, education materials preparation, and anchoring advocacy education, and
  3. Managing knowledge via setting-up of a development-oriented management information system, building capacities to transform information into valuable information for LGU executives and officers, and networking.

Build Partnerships/ Anchor Institutions

Strengthened institutional partnership means sustained support for PEI processes at national and regional levels, with the LGU as the eventual receiver of the support. The institutions include national and regional agencies, academes, civic organizations, civil society groups, and peoples’ organizations. Specifically, the partnership shall:

  • Strengthen national and regional connections so that documented lessons are systematically disseminated to promote replication by the LGU, and optimize application of PED tools;
  • Influence PEI policy dialogues and legislative agenda by integrating lessons and insights into national policy and legislative frameworks;
  • Provide systematic capacity-development support to LGUs to implement PED process; and
  • Improve documentation of local experiences, feeding lessons into global processes.

Knowledge Management and Action Platform

The P-E development information collected from the national and local level reviews, studies, and documentation of best practices will be stored in the DILG Knowledge Management Center (DILG-KMC). This will be the main source of the subject matter for the various fora (best practice, policy, methodological, modeling) that will convene locally and nationally. Conceptually, a forum could be like workshop, consultation, meeting, planning, and similar interaction styles.

Global Sharing

More participation in regional and global exchanges on PEI will surely enhance the current PPEI perspective and approach. By encouraging this, more insights could be derived from experiences of countries of similar footing as the Philippines.

 

Institutional Partnership for P-E Advocacy Education.

Institutional Partnership for P-E Advocacy Education.

Building P-E Development Models

A requisite for P-E development mainstreaming in local planning and management is P-E development model building as the LGU continuously seeks new forms of innovation in governance. This task will be undertaken by AIs and the PPEI, in general.

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Quick Facts: Poverty Trends in the Philippines

  • In the first semester of 2012, poverty incidence among the population was estimated at 27.9%;
  • In the first 6 months of 2012, there were 16 provinces that have over 40% of their population living below the poverty threshold, most of them are located in Mindanao;
  • 10% of Filipino families are rated “extremely poor”;
  • 75% of all poor families live in rural areas, and
  • Fishermen and farmers are the poorest sectors in the country with poverty incidence levels of 41.4% and 36.7%, respectively, in 2009.

Source: NSCB

Quick Facts: Environmental Degradation Affecting the Poor

  • Philippines faces severe deforestation, declining fish production and overflowing trash;
  • About 100,000 ha of forests are lost every year;
  • 70% of coral reefs are destroyed;
  • Less than 40% of solid waste is collected while the rest find their ways in water bodies and streets;
  • Almost 58% of all groundwater is contaminated;
  • Moreover, climate change impacts further aggravated the condition of the country, and
  • Although the Philippines is the 5th most mineral-rich in the world and its mineral deposits have been estimated to be worth 840 billion to 1.4 trillion dollars, this sector has yet to con­tribute significantly to economic growth and human development.

Source: DENR