NES Philippines is online! Stay tuned with their latest news
Philippines’s National Engagement Strategy (NES) has recently launched a website to promote its activities – http://ilc-nes.ph/. It features stories and campaigns involving farmers, fisher folks, and Indigenous Peoples claiming access to and control of land and other natural resources. Also available on the website there are documents, reports and materials produced by the multi-stakeholder platform.
NES Philippines also produces a newsletter to share its latest news, highlights from the last edition include:
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Land right is a human right!
On November 24th and 25th, 2016 around 70 representatives from CSOs and national and regional human rights institutions from eight Asian countries (Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Nepal, Philippines, and Vietnam) participated in a regional workshop on Land as Human Rights: An Imperative towards the Realization of the Sustainable Development Goals in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. This was the opportunity to discuss, among other issues, land governance challenges in Asia and formulate a regional agenda on responsible land governance in the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Read more.
Civil society organizastions and people's organizations trained on investigative news writing
On November 8th and 9th, 2016 NES Philippine organized the NES Communications Workshop: Investigative news gathering and writing in Quezon City. Eleven partner CSOs and people’s organizations participated in the workshop to learn investigative news gathering and writing, and to know more on how CSOs can reach the media. Philippine veteran journalist Malou Mangahas of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) oriented the participants on investigative journalism and facilitated the writeshop on news writing during the training. Read more
NES Philippines brings together the efforts of ILC members and other stakeholders, such as government and international organizations, building on previous efforts to increase and strengthen access to and control of land and other natural resources in rural sectors. Learn more