About A2D Project


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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.

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About A2D Project

  1. 1. Promoting Development Research and Advocacy in Southern Philippines www.a2dproject.org
  2. 2. Context <ul><li>Cebu-based development NGOs lack research capabilities, research components are marginalized </li></ul><ul><li>Academic research does not specifically address development theory and practice </li></ul><ul><li>There is a disconnect between development NGOs and academic research </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Think Tanks/Research Institutes are mostly based in Manila </li></ul><ul><li>There is a need to create a community of scholars/researchers and development practitioners that focuses on the South </li></ul>
  4. 4. A2D Project Research Group for Alternatives to Development Inc.
  5. 5. What is A2D Project? <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>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 </li></ul>
  7. 7. Core Principles <ul><li>A bottom-up focus on development </li></ul><ul><li>A research agenda that is always combined with action </li></ul><ul><li>An integrated, multidisciplinary and multi-stakeholder approach to development </li></ul>
  8. 8. What we do <ul><li>Action, evaluative, and policy research </li></ul><ul><li>Design, implement and monitor development intervention projects/programs </li></ul><ul><li>Establish networks and promote policy advocacy </li></ul><ul><li>Design innovative ways of communicating our advocacies and research output </li></ul>
  9. 9. Focus Areas <ul><li>Education, Culture and Human Rights </li></ul><ul><li>Civil Society, Governance and Citizenship </li></ul><ul><li>Women, Gender and Health </li></ul><ul><li>Poverty, Housing and Food Security </li></ul><ul><li>Information, Technology and Society </li></ul><ul><li>Cities, Environment and Sustainable Development </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>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 </li></ul>
  11. 11. Projects and Initiatives <ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Participatory Local Governance in Practice: Lessons from six cases studies of selected EED partners in the Visayas and Mindanao </li></ul><ul><li>Coastal Resource and Habitat Mapping for Municipalities Covered by the FAO Regional Fisheries Livelihoods Programmes for Southeast Asia-Philippines </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Exploring Livelihood Alternatives for Waste Pickers at the Inayawan Landfill, Cebu City </li></ul><ul><li>Survey of Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Methods in Cebu City </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Planning Workshop in San Francisco, Camotes Island </li></ul><ul><li>Stakeholders Workshop on Hazardous Waste Management in Cebu City </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Intervention </li></ul><ul><li>EDUCATE. CONNECT. TRANSFORM. </li></ul><ul><li>Opening a World of e-Learning for Marginalized Children in Small Islands in the Philippines through the One Laptop Per Child Program </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Advocacy </li></ul>
  16. 16. RE Summit: Meeting the Challenge of Sustainable Energy Development Participants in a workshop formulating an action plan for promoting renewable energy
  17. 17. Exhibit
  18. 18. Outputs of the Workshop <ul><li>Creation of Multi-sectoral working group to lobby for community-based renewable energy and follow through on the output of the summit </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring of RE use in Central Visayas (30% by 2016) </li></ul><ul><li>Make online resources on renewable energy available (creation of a website) </li></ul><ul><li>Pilot schools and government buildings using RE </li></ul>
  19. 19. In the pipeline <ul><li>Web-based Development Portal </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Technology for promoting Sexual Health of Young People: ‘SRH Infolines’ </li></ul><ul><li>Citizen Monitoring of Environmental Compliance and Enforcement </li></ul><ul><li>DRR Guidebook: The San Fran Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Assessing Performance of Environmental Courts in the Philippines </li></ul>
  20. 20. Thank You!