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IDPP Program Associate Attends Philippines CSO Budgeting Workshop

Ms. Della Leonor poses with fellow participantsIDPP Program Associate Ms. Della Leonor attended the Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Workshop for the Grassroots Participatory Budget Projects held on 15-16 September 2014 in Casa Pilar, Boracay Island, Philippines. The goal of the workshop was twofold: to continue strengthening the working partnership between civil society organizations (CSO) and national government agencies, as well as to create a budgeting strategy to ensure the future of the Office of the Philippines President’s National Anti-Poverty Programs, which includes projects on empowering and ensuring the rights of persons with disabilities in the Philippines.

Following the meeting, Ms. Leonor’s main role will be to oversee the implementation and evaluation of regional CSO projects, as well as ensure the continuation of transparent budgetary processes. The event was attended by a number of local and national government representatives, including Mr. John Yap, Mayor of the Malay Aklan municipality and Atty. Anthony C. Nuyda, Regional Director of the Department of Interior and Local Government for Region 6.

As Program Associate for the IDPP, Ms. Leonor has developed close ties with civil society organizations and regional government officials in the Philippines and throughout the ASEAN region. She represents the disability sector in her role as Provincial Civil Society Organization Focal Person for Capiz Province and other National Anti-Poverty Commission leadership initiatives.

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