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A slide presentation on the vision and mission of A2D Project-Research Group for Alternatives to Development. This includes the history of the NGO and the initiatives it undertakes.

A slide presentation on the vision and mission of A2D Project-Research Group for Alternatives to Development. This includes the history of the NGO and the initiatives it undertakes.



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  • Promoting Development Research and Advocacy in Southern Philippines www.a2dproject.org
  • Context
    • Cebu-based development NGOs lack research capabilities, research components are marginalized
    • Academic research does not specifically address development theory and practice
    • There is a disconnect between development NGOs and academic research
    • Think Tanks/Research Institutes are mostly based in Manila
    • There is a need to create a community of scholars/researchers and development practitioners that focuses on the South
  • A2D Project Research Group for Alternatives to Development Inc.
  • What is A2D Project?
    • A2D Project is meant to be more than just a research group, but an initiative to create an environment for collective thinking and discussion to explore and communicate perspectives of change in society.
    • To become the leading alternative think tank in the southern Philippines aimed at creating a more equitable, socially inclusive and democratic environment through the advancement of civic driven initiatives
  • Core Principles
    • A bottom-up focus on development
    • A research agenda that is always combined with action
    • An integrated, multidisciplinary and multi-stakeholder approach to development
  • What we do
    • Action, evaluative, and policy research
    • Design, implement and monitor development intervention projects/programs
    • Establish networks and promote policy advocacy
    • Design innovative ways of communicating our advocacies and research output
  • Focus Areas
    • Education, Culture and Human Rights
    • Civil Society, Governance and Citizenship
    • Women, Gender and Health
    • Poverty, Housing and Food Security
    • Information, Technology and Society
    • Cities, Environment and Sustainable Development
    • We take on the challenge of formulating research agenda and initiatives with an end in view of identifying practical and cutting-edge solutions to the challenges of Philippine development
  • Projects and Initiatives
    • Research
    • Participatory Local Governance in Practice: Lessons from six cases studies of selected EED partners in the Visayas and Mindanao
    • Coastal Resource and Habitat Mapping for Municipalities Covered by the FAO Regional Fisheries Livelihoods Programmes for Southeast Asia-Philippines
    • Exploring Livelihood Alternatives for Waste Pickers at the Inayawan Landfill, Cebu City
    • Survey of Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Methods in Cebu City
    • Workshops
    • Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Planning Workshop in San Francisco, Camotes Island
    • Stakeholders Workshop on Hazardous Waste Management in Cebu City
    • Intervention
    • Opening a World of e-Learning for Marginalized Children in Small Islands in the Philippines through the One Laptop Per Child Program
    • Advocacy
  • RE Summit: Meeting the Challenge of Sustainable Energy Development Participants in a workshop formulating an action plan for promoting renewable energy
  • Exhibit
  • Outputs of the Workshop
    • Creation of Multi-sectoral working group to lobby for community-based renewable energy and follow through on the output of the summit
    • Monitoring of RE use in Central Visayas (30% by 2016)
    • Make online resources on renewable energy available (creation of a website)
    • Pilot schools and government buildings using RE
  • In the pipeline
    • Web-based Development Portal
    • Mobile Technology for promoting Sexual Health of Young People: ‘SRH Infolines’
    • Citizen Monitoring of Environmental Compliance and Enforcement
    • DRR Guidebook: The San Fran Experience
    • Assessing Performance of Environmental Courts in the Philippines
  • Thank You!