May 16, 2023

Back-to-back Project Development Workshops in Palawan for Forest Foundation’s 2023-2027 Results Framework

Forest Foundation conducted its second leg of Project Development Workshops for Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs), People’s Organizations (POs), researchers, and other stakeholders who are interested in submitting project proposals for the protection and conservation of Palawan’s forests. 

The workshops were held on April 25 in Puerto Princesa City and April 27 in El Nido, following the release of the Foundation’s Request for Proposals in support of its Results Framework 2023-2027.

Titled “Rooting for the Future: Project Development Workshop for Forest Foundation Philippines’ Results Framework 2023-2027”, the consecutive workshops in Palawan constituted a series of workshops catered to aid new proponents in strengthening their proposals and aligning their projects with the Foundation’s target outcomes.

Its grantees, the Philippine Taxonomic Initiative (PTI) and Palawan Biodiversity Conservation Association Inc. (PBCAI), co-organized the workshops in Puerto Princesa City and El Nido, respectively, and resulted in an astounding turnout of 100 participants. 

Stakeholders present included representatives from the Western Philippines University, Palawan State University, Palawan Speleological Guild, EVNAWUA, APO SalipAWPaO, Sabang Mangrove Paddle Boat Tour Guide Association Inc., Samahan ng Katutubong Pala’wan na Nangangalaga sa Kalikasan sa Sitio Babanga, Tagpis Women’s Organization, Sta. Maria Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative,  Dibatagbu Workers Association, San Jose Multi-sectoral Association, Dewil Eco Mangrove Association, Macatumbalen Community Based Forest & Coastal Management Association, Tagbanua Tandulanen Kat El Nido, Inc., Bato Multi-purpose Cooperative, Palawan Center for Appropriate Rural Technology, Inc., Lake Manguao Community and Indigenous People Agriculture Cooperative, and Dagman Fisherfolks Association, among others. 

With the active participation of these organizations, Forest Foundation was able to conduct a highly productive and inclusive project development workshop. A diverse mix of potential projects and research studies were also discussed which address on-the ground concerns on livelihood and forest protection, and capacity building of local communities. 

Remaining Project Development Workshops are scheduled in the coming weeks for Northern Sierra Madre, Calamianes Group of Islands, Samar and Leyte, and Mindanao landscapes.