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Center for Environmental Concerns - Philippines works to cultivate environmental awareness and action, create a community of advocates, and contribute to the defense of ecosystems and peoples through empowering education, community-based research, and people-oriented, patriotic, and scientific advocacy.

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Higher yield, lower cost: CEC to improve agricultural productivity in farming communities

August 31, 2015

In an agricultural region like Eastern Visayas, it is ironic that agriculture has yet to be within the government’s sphere of priorities in the context of Yolanda rehabilitation. Not surprisingly, such ironic misprioritization is but reflective of another age-old irony: hard-working agricultural producers, our farmers, could not even produce enough to grant themselves a sustainable […]

CEC facilitates organizational assessment workshops with partner orgs

August 12, 2015

Lakbay Kalabaw and Multicab The Build Power and Resilience (BPR) Unit of CEC’s Yolanda Recovery Program in Eastern Visayas facilitated an Organizational Capacity Assessment Workshop (OCAW) with partner organizations in six partner barangays. Integrating structured learning exercises, the POs were assessed in their capacities vis-à-vis grasp of organizational orientation and direction, management, resource generation and […]

Waves of disaster, waves of resilience

August 2, 2015

Last February, CEC conducted an Organizational Capacities Assessment Workshop (OCAW) with members of People Surge-Bislig, our partner organization in the barangay. Brgy. Bislig is a fishing village in Tanauan, Leyte that was heavily hit during the supertyphoon Yolanda. The activity sought to empower the local chapter of People Surge by helping them realize their strengths […]