NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS
The CDA enjoins cooperatives, leaders, cooperative development offices and other stakeholders exemplifying best practices and outstanding performance and contributions to cooperative development to participate in this year’ssearch for Most Outstanding Cooperatives and Best Performing Cooperative Development Partners.
Target groups for this year’s awards are:
The Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency is again on the lookout for modern-day heroes through the launch of the Search for Outstanding Volunteers (SOV) 2018. With categories on youth, adult, not-for-profit groups and corporate organizations, the SOV seeks to recognize the contributions of the volunteer community to nation-building and sustainable development.
EVERYTIME I see Macajalar Bay, I remember lines of a beautiful poem which begins with, “Rage, rage, rage, against the dying of the light . . .” Deep inside I feel the pain and the anger not because of the dying of the light but in the impending death of an ecosystem whose beauty is both awesome and humbling.
NO LESS than Paulo Pierre, a well-known author of the Book, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, and working then as an Educator of the United Nations in the 80’s coined the term, Conscientisacao (Conscientization), “the action or process of making others aware of political and social conditions, especially as a precursor to challenging inequalities of treatment or opportunity; the fact of being aware of these conditions.”
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are post Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) composed of 17 goals and 169 targets which the 193 member-countries of the United Nation and Civil Society Organizations are expected to pursue in a period ending 2030 in a non-binding agreement. The SDGs are also known as “Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. The SDGs are built on the principle “The Future We Want” agreed upon under UN Resolution #/RES/66/288.