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The CBMS-Philippines National Conference is an annual gathering of policymakers, program implementers, and development stakeholders to share best practices, recent developments and tackle emerging issues in line with the implementation and use of the community-based monitoring system in the country.
As the first country to have piloted the system in the early 1990s, national and local government units in the Philippines have long had recourse to CBMS to help them both monitor and tackle multidimensional poverty and development issues.
Under the theme “Enhancing Local Governance and Providing a Better Quality of Life for Filipinos through CBMS,” this year's event, held from March 19 to 21 at the SMX Convention Center in Manila, gathered a total of 592 stakeholders from several areas of the Philippines. The conference featured keynote presentations and sessions tackling urgent issues among development practitioners in the country today, including:
Implemented in 66 provinces covering 20,671 barangays located in 776 municipalities and 51 cities, CBMS - as the most widely-used and acknowledged tool of data collection at the household level in the country - has become a direct instrument for empowerment and actual poverty reduction in the country. It has enabled poor communities to assert their needs to local and national policymakers and program implementers as well as to influence budget allocations for nearly two decades.
The conference was organized by the PEP-CBMS Network Coordinating Team of the Angelo King Institute for Economic and Business Studies of the De La Salle University-Manila in collaboration with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC), National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP). See memorandum circular here.)
See past CBMS-Philippines National Conference here.
Conference Venue: SMX Convention Center located at the Seashell Lane, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City, Philippines
Hotel Accommodation: For the list of possible hotel accommodations, please click here.
Special Awards for LGU Partners
In connection with the 8th CBMS National Conference on March 19- 21, 2012, CBMS Network Team will offer special awards to our LGU partners with CBMS in terms of the following categories:
For more details, please click here!
Live out conference registration fee is P 4,500/person. Registration payment can be made by check, in cash or through bank deposit. Payment by bank deposit/electronic fund transfer can be made through:
Account Name: De La Salle University
Check payments for registration fees should be payable to De La Salle University.
Deadline for submission of completed registration form is extended until March 16, 2012. Registration forms received by the Secretariat after the said date is not guaranteed with a slot to participate in the conference. Walk-in participants are not encouraged.
For further details, please contact the conference secretariat at email@example.com. or through the following contact numbers (632) 5262067 (telefax) or (632) 5238888 loc. 274.
Official Projector Provider of the 8th CBMS Philippines National Conference