Friday, November 04, 2011

USAID - Ayala Foundation to strengthen capacity of civil society organizations

USAID - Ayala Foundation to strengthen capacity of civil society organizations
Philippine Information Agency
November 4, 2011

USAID will partner with the Ayala Foundation to implement a project aimed at strengthening the capacities of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the Philippines.

The project seeks to enhance the core organizational management competencies of more than 100 SUCH ORGANIZATIONS in areas such as planning and strategic management, program design, financial management, governance, and fundraising so that they are able to achieve sustainable and significant impact, be accountable to their stakeholders, and effectively compete for and manage donor resources.

The Ayala Foundation will implement the project in collaboration with a consortium of networks and institutions consisting of the Association of Foundations (AF), Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), Caucus of Development NGO Networks (CODE-NGO), Philippine Council for NGO Certification (PCNC), and the National College of Public Administration, and Governance (NCPAG) of the University of the Philippines.

USAID deputy assistant administrator for Asia Gregory Beck who is visiting from Washington, DC to attend the commemorative activities of USAID’s 50th anniversary in the Philippines, affirms USAID’s strong partnership with CSOs in the Philippines.

“I am particularly proud of our long history and association with civil socities in the Philippines. Indeed, one of the most enduring legacies of USAID in the Philippines is the vibrant, active, and diverse civil society community that exists today.”