To those who were not able to submit their proposals last December 22 will have the chance to submit their project proposals up to January 7, 2008.
A CALL FOR INNOVATIVE IDEAS PANIBAGONG PARAAN 2008 PROJECT GRANT COMPETITION Theme: BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS FOR EFFECTIVE LOCAL GOVERNANCE Panibagong Paraan, the nationwide search for innovative ideas to address development challenges, is back! Entries are now being accepted for the Project Grant Competition, where winners will be extended grants of up to PhP 1,000,000 to turn their innovative ideas into action. Panibagong Paraan 2008 invites ideas for projects that help improve citizen's quality of life through effective local governance. Proposed projects should build and utilize multi-stakeholder partnerships to: â€“ improve transparency and accountability in governance, â€“ broaden and improve quality of citizen participation in governance, â€“ strengthen collaboration among stakeholders, and â€“ improve responsiveness and efficiency of public services. Proposed projects may focus on overall governance or sectoral governance concerns. Projects should fall under any of the following project categories: ï¶ Governance and Administration ï¶ Delivery of Basic Social Services (including health and nutrition,education, housing, energy) ï¶ Economic Development ï¶ Environmental Management ï¶ Disaster Risk Reduction and Rehabilitation ï¶ Special Category: Population and Development. Proposals should demonstrate local application of the link between population dynamics (fertility, mortality and migration) and development concerns. Projects should show how LGUs and other sectors in the community work together to address population and development issues, or how the local government structure, processes and service channels are harnessed for effective planning and implementation of a population management program. To ensure the sustainability of initiatives, the project proposal may focus on, or integrate an advocacy component for the development of ordinances/ laws or policies at the local or national level that will improve local governance. Panibagong Paraan welcomes projects that seek to promote, strengthen or institutionalize indigenous mechanisms for participatory governance. Interested parties may also visit our website, www.panibagongparaan.com, or call or 0920-925-1137. Thank you!