EED-Luzon Governance Group releases new book “The Rights-Based Approach to Good Governance” as Kaduami pursues RBA Trainings

The Luzon Governance Group makes available to the civil society its experiences in local governance and its position in asserting the need for the effective use of the rights-based approach to local governance.  The EED-LGG believes that good governance is key to sustainable development in the Philippines.

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The book shares on the common understanding of the rights-based approach to good governance through case studies, lectures, survey results and reports accomplished by the EED-LGG.  It also incorporates the rights-based approach (RBA) training designs and modules which have been developed through the three year evolution of the EED-LGG.

Kaduami is one of the 15 member organization of the network.  One of its contribution is the case study entitled “People’s Struggle to Participate in Shaping Local Governance and Policy in Itogon, Benguet” which shows the experiences of the indigenous peoples in claiming their rights to land, life and resources.  It showcases the engagement of the Itogon Inter-Barangay Alliance with the local government on the issue of large-scale mining.

Kaduami has undertaken the courses on RBA 101 for trainors and POs. Kaduami also participated in the conduct of the surveys using the RBA instruments and the conduct of focus group discussions with trade union, indigenous peoples and farmers using the Symptom-Cause-Effect Tool of Analysis.  This analysis tool was used by kaduami in reporting its learning during the exposure to RBA implementation in India and Nepal in 2011.

Kaduami  is currently doing a pilot case in promoting the use of RBA by both the PO and the barangay government in drafting the community development plan of the Barangay Cacafean in Marcos, Ilocos Norte. The PO leaders and the barangay officials who were oriented on the principles of rights based approach did the community survey which will serve as a guide for the drafting of their plan.

Kaduami continues to provide trainings on the human rights based approach to governance and development to different sectors.  About 300 youth, farmers, women and community cooperatives have affirmed the principles of participation, accountability, non-discrimination, transparency, holistic, empowerment and rule of law under the RBA.

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