12th CBMS Philippines National Conference

February 29 - March 2, 2016  |  Quezon City, Philippines: "Pursuing meaningful devolution through CBMS"


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Around 670 delegates composed of policymakers and program implementers at the national and local levels, as well as officials and representatives of development partner agencies, private corporations, non-government organizations and the academe participated in the 12th CBMS Philippines National Conference held on February 29-March 2, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Galleria Hotel in Quezon City.    The annual CBMS national conference aims to share and discuss best practices and strategies in the implementation and uses of CBMS for various development concerns

In celebration of the 25th year anniversary of the implementation of the local government code in the country, the conference featured presentations and discussions on the achievements and challenges of devolution, and the role of CBMS in empowering LGUs and communities in the process.  The 3-day plenary event also tackled emerging issues, best practices and strategies in generating jobs through entrepreneurship development particularly for the youth, and in providing social protection for the informal sector. Among the highlights of the conference was the presentation and discussion of the results and initial policy recommendations of the CBMS-PEP Partner led research studies on the said thematic areas using CBMS data which provided an opportunity for dialogue with key stakeholders at the national and local level in the country. Details of conference program and session presentations are available here.

The conference was organized by the CBMS Network-PEP Asia Office of the De La Salle University (DLSU)-Manila in partnership with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and the Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP).  This year’s event was also supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)-Philippines, United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), the Angelo King Foundation Inc. (AKFI), and the Microsoft Philippines.

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CBMS Special Awards

Congratulations to all the winners of the 5th CBMS Special Awards for LGUs!

Best CBMS Advocacy Video                         
1st place - Carcar City
2nd place - Ramon, Isabela
3rd place - Kalibo, Aklan
Best CBMS Photo
1st place - Carcar City
2nd place - Tabuk City
3rd place - Padada, Davao del Sur

Conference Secretariat

PEP Asia-CBMS Network Office
De La Salle University
: cbms.network@gmail.com
Contact Numbers: (63-2) 5262067 (direct) or 2305100 local 2461
Fax Number: (63-2) 5262067
Mobile Number: +639202393815


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