DAVAO CITY – Representatives from the base commands of the Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces-Moro Islamic Liberation Front (BIAF/MILF), development partners, and representatives of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) joined the Embassy of Australia, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in launching the Bangsamoro School of Peace and Democracy (SPD)—a virtual academy developed to equip the MILF and other Moro combatants with necessary tools and skills for their transition to civilian roles and leadership positions in the new government.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Philippines presented the Better Business, Better World: Philippines Report which highlights an economic prize worth more than US$82 billion across the Philippines by 2030, alongside large environmental and social benefits, that can be achieved through the shift to sustainable business models.
📺 WATCH how the DICT - Free Wi-Fi for All partnership between Department of Information and Communications Technology - DICT and UNDP Philippines will change the lives of a small farming community in the province of Isabela through free internet access! By the end of 2020, the partnership aims to have 6,000 live free Wi-Fi sites in remote and disadvantaged areas all over the country! 📱📡 A big potential for digital transformation to enhance teaching and learning📚, deepen civic engagement in government processes🔎📝, and increase opportunities for economic development 📈 in the Philippines!
The report aims to inform future advocacy, programming and policymaking in the country through a more elaborate understanding of the current socio-economic situation of LBT women in the Philippines. This research was carried out by Overseas Development Institute, in partnership with GALANG (Philippines), with support from the United Nations Development Programme as part of the Being LGBTI in the Asia Pacific (BLIAP) regional programme, which aims to reduce marginalization and exclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. Supplementary support was provided by the Embassy of Canada in the Philippines.
Throughout history, urban centers have provided the backdrop for great stories of nations rising, serving as hubs of creativity that propel ideas, innovations, and social movements. At UNDP Philippines, we recognize how urban systems provide the dynamic context where inter-linkages between the sustainable development goals (SDGs) are intensified and most keenly felt.
Launched by UNDP Administrator, Achim Steiner, at UN Headquarters in July 2019, a worldwide network of 60 Accelerator Labs has been established by UNDP, with the support from the governments of Germany and Qatar, to test and scale new solutions to global challenges like climate change and rapidly rising inequality.
This article is the collective product of the hands, minds, and hearts that moved the Resilience & Preparedness toward Inclusive Development (RAPID) Program from paper to action. The stories and photos featured in the succeeding sections are testaments to the unwavering spirit of these individuals who, at the face of adversity in all its forms, managed to rise above and proved that together as one, we are all greater than the sum of our individual parts.

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