INCITEGov Pledges to Work with Progressive LGUs in Addressing Poverty under Angat Buhay Partnerships Against Poverty Program
IN THE PHOTO: LGUs, CSOs, and Private Corporations gather for the Angat Buhay: Partnerships Against Poverty Program.
Yesterday, October 10, 2016 Vice President Leni Robredo, together with 51 local governments, private corporations, civil society organizations, and aid agencies convened with the common goal of addressing poverty among the country’s poorest communities in the Angat Buhay: Partnerships Against Poverty Summit held in SMX Convention, Pasay City.
VP Robredo, in her keynote speech, recognized poverty as the larger war in need of the government’s efforts and the root cause of the suffering of many Filipinos. Committed to addressing poverty, the Office of the Vice President organized the first Partnerships Against Poverty Summit which aims to facilitate collaboration between local government units (LGUs) and different stakeholders to address issues of poverty in the country.
INCITEGov stands together with the OVP and other national government agencies in their fight against poverty. According to Nino Versoza, Program Officer of INCITEGov, “Given our PGD framework, the development outcomes we continue to aspire can be intensified with public-private roles working together as a social effort.”
In the summit’s Talakayang Laylayan, or what Robredo refers to as “development speed-dating”, INCITEGov committed modest pledges to three LGUs under our current projects.
Through Talakayang Laylayan, about 517 pledges were given, and collaboration between LGUs and different private and non-government organizations were established.
VP Robredo believes that the local government level is the best platform in fulfilling the fight against poverty, as approaches in this level are “holistic, customized, and owned by the beneficiary themselves”. Along with this, however, she recognizes the importance of partnerships, convergence, and collaboration in achieving goals against poverty.
To know more about Partnerships Against Poverty Program, visit http://www.angatbuhay.ph/