Philippines: Building Capacities of Civil Society Organisations to Engage Development Issues through Communication Materials on the G20
IBON Foundation, Philippines
IBON Foundation is a non-profit organization, established in 1978 which has since then fully developed into a multi-centre multi-programme capacity building and international development institution that provides research, education, publications, information, and advocacy support to the marginalized and the poor of the South. The project shall produce and disseminate a primer on the G20‟s Development Agenda for Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), many of whom are representing or working for the poor and the marginalised. This is meant to aid civil society in understanding the G20‟s emerging role in global governance and the implications of its actions on the lives of people especially the impoverished and the marginalised. The primer is expected to help catalyse discussions towards common civil society demands and positions vis-à-vis the G20 agenda and encourage more civil society groups to engage governments and the G20 itself to promote development policies that will address poverty. The immediate purpose of this project is to raise awareness and understanding of CSOs, especially those in key developing countries that are members of the G20, of the G20‟s emerging role in global governance and the implications of its actions on the lives of the poor. It is expected to catalyse discussions towards common pro-poor demands and positions vis-à-vis the G20 agenda.
Mr. Paul L. Quintos
Policy and Communications Manager