June 26, 2023

Calamianes People’s Organizations Take the Spotlight in Forest Foundation’s Sixth Project Development Workshop

Since the launch of Forest Foundation Philippines’ Results Framework 2023-2027, the Foundation has been going around its focal landscapes, Sierra Madre, Palawan, Samar and Leyte, and Mindanao, to gather potential grantees and guide them in crafting proposals through Project Development Workshops.

On June 8, 2023, the Foundation held its third leg of workshops in Palawan, in partnership with Calamianes Resilience Network, its grantee. The event, titled “Rooting for the Future: Project Development Workshop  for Forest Foundation Philippines’ Results Framework 2023-2027,” is a series of workshops aimed to enhance project concepts of new proponents and ensure that their proposals are consistent with Forest Foundation’s target outcomes.

The activity was attended by over 40 participants, consisting mostly of People’s Organizations. Among which are the Busuanga Water Services Association, Centro-Nagbaril-SanJuan Dialod Association, Communities for Resilience, Concepcion Busuanga Waterworks and Sanitation Association, Culion Foundation, CWBA-Agroforestry Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Hugpong Mananagat ng Binudac, Paceco Agrarian Reform Cooperative, Sagrada Tagbanua Busuanga Palawan, Samahan ng Magsasaka at Maggugulayan ng Brgy. San Rafael, San Isidro/Getesan Fisherfolk Association, Shalom Women’s Biodiversity Conservation Association, and Sitio Pula Watershed Management Committee.

Forest Foundation also facilitated breakout sessions to further discuss proposals with the organizations’ representatives. Projects revolved primarily around water supply enhancement, mangrove reforestation, forest protection, and livelihood interventions.