Production Program and Rainforestation for Food Security & Community Resilience This initiative supported by Ateneo de Davao University through UCEAC and implemented by BALSA Mindanao , ISEDI and POs in 5 communities is intended to provide alternative means of livelihood to small scale mining communities in typhoon Pablo affected areas in ComVal Province. It is also intended to achieve food security as an immediate concern and ultimately ensure self-sufficiency in food production; improve the farmers’ knowledge, skills and attitude in adopting improved and appropriate agritechnology; and develop resilience from onslaughts by corporate logging and expanding foreign mineral concessions in Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley Province
LINC Initiatives – Linking Instruction and Community EngagementInitiatives
29 Ateneo 4th year Marketing students completed their practicum at ISFI assisted micro-entrepreneurs/enterprises.
City Profiling – Inventory of Informal Settlers
The biggest ever survey conducted by ISFI is the Inventory of Informal Settlers in the City of Davao. The project covers more or less 20,000 respondents in selected 9 barangays in Davao City. The study intends: 1) To account the number of households occupying in danger zone areas; and: 2) Data gathered as input in the preparation for the proposed formulation of City Comprehensive Shelter Plan. The criteria for selection of the barangays are: 1) Located in a disaster prone area; and: 2) High density. This project is in partnership with San Lorenzo Ruiz Socio-Economic Development Foundation, Inc. (SALORSEDFI) and the City Government of Davao.
JICA Awards Assistance for Enhancement of Operation and Maintenance for Strategic Regional Infrastructure Component for ARMM Social Fund for Peace and Development to ISFI-Ateneo de Davao University
The ARMM Social Fund for Peace and Development (ASFPD) is a program that aims to reduce poverty and support mechanisms for the promotion of a peaceful and safe environment . The program focuses on the poor and the conflict-affected poor communities, specifically the women, youth and community groups, improving their capacities and their access to better employment opportunities, higher household incomes and food security. It also provides different social and economic infrastructure and services to its target beneficiaries. Finally, it works for improving local governance and institutional capacities in the ARMM, so that local resources are appropriately allocated and managed.
HR Policy Review and Recommendations’ Project Kicks Off
Aptly titled – Policy Review And Recommendations On The Role Of HRMD Office As A Strategic Partner In Institutional Reforms in Local Government Units , this new project of ISFI kicks off this month of May and is commissioned by the Philippines-Australia Human Resource Development Facility.
The Study is meant to assist the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Civil Service Commission (CSC) in advancing HR reforms that will create enabling policies and programs to professionalise the HR function. ISFI Study Team composed of Joel Lasam, Rald Lampauog, Bing Sobrevega-Chan, Tita Francisco, Deanna Bandayanon and Joy Cabo will gather HR-related government regulations, policies and considerable evidences to assess the current state of affairs of the HR functions in LGU’s at different levels – municipality, city and province in Luzon, Vizayas and Mindanao.
Madrasah Study Presentation with Ausaid and other Donor Agencies. On June 11, 2010, the Madrasah Study will be presented to about 50 people representing the Donor Community including Ausaid. To be highlighted in the presentation are the findings and lessons learned to wit: Finding 1: Project development and delivery is not just a matter of providing a package of training, financial and material support.
The 12th Founding Anniversary of the Smokey Mountain Neighborhood Association, Inc. (SMSNAI) was a success! We started by celebrating a mass, proceeded with the Medical Mission, distributed the goods and medicines, had fun with the contest on the cleanest household and block and the parlor games. Let these pictures convey what happened last October 20.
Acknowledging those who helped:1. Ateneo Community 2. Fr. Kim Lachica, S.J. 3. Fr. Roy Pejias of Tibungco Parish 4. Tibungco Choir 5. Dr. Ellen Lacorda of Tibungco Caritas 6. Bunawan Health District 7. UNIFRUTTI Services, Inc. 8. Julies Bakeshop 9. Ofﬁce of City Mayor 10. Ofﬁce of Councilor Leo Avila 11. ISFI Friends and Consultants