Update: Read Cindy Huang’s blog post from this event – “Keeping Governments accountable through Strong Communities”

September 30, 2015 – UN Headquarter, New York: The Government of the Philippines and the Movement for Community-led Development co-hosted a side event during the 70th General Assembly designed to emphasize the critical importance of empowering communities to achieve the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals.

Click here for press coverage or here for the full side event story and videos.

The Philippines is home to one of the largest-scale community-led development programs launched in 2003. It has been funded by the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, the Millennium Challenge Corporation and others.

KALAHI = Kapitbisig Laban sa Kahirapan (Linking Arms against Poverty)

CIDSS = Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services

Short video presentation on KALAHI-CIDSS

Reflections by Elsie S. Lomong-oy, Community Volunteer

Click to read full Text of Elsie’s Talk

Presentation by Hon. Pelagio R. Tecson, Jr., Mayor of the Municipality of Tanauan, Leyte

Reflections by Cindy Huang, Deputy Vice President for Sector Operations, Millennium Challenge Corporation

and, representing the government,
Undersecretary of Social Development
and Chi Rejada, National Program Manager KALAHI-CIDSS