PV-Powered Pumping System for B'laan Communities and Watershed Management Enhancement
PV-Powered Pumping System for B'laan Communities and Watershed Management Enhancement
The project involves the installation of one (1) PV-powered system for each of the two (2) communities to supply potable water needs of the local residents (B'laans) and watershed improvement in El Nalam and Lam-afos covering at least 12 hectares.

The project sites are located within a critical watershed, The South Cotabato Mountain Range, (South Cotabato Mountain Range are listed under "VERY HIGH" category for biodiversity conservation according to the Philippine Biodiversity Conservation Priority-Setting Workshop) where a similar SGP-funded project: "Solar Powered Water Pumping System for Purok Takilay (OP-07.97-M).

The project is closely linked to building awareness and forging community actions towards addressing climate change and biodiversity conservation issues at the grassroots level.

In the project implementation, it shall build on the experiences and gains of the SGP-funded project, where the recognition of IKSPs and the B'laans struggle for productivity, improved health and basic right to ancestral domain proved to be the key success factor of the project.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Kahugpungan sa mga Lumad ng Habagatang Kotabato
Country:
Philippines
Area Of Work:
Multifocal Area
Grant Amount:
US$ 48,619.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 3,790.03
Project Number:
PHI/36/02 GEF-RNE
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Significant Participation of Indigenous Peoples
Direct project partners are indigenous peoples (B'laans) where project implementation shall build on the recognition of IKSPs and the B'laans struggle for productivity, improved health and basic right to ancestral domain.
Capacity - Building Component
Strengthens the B'laan farmers organization and cooperation within the members.
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Partnership

The Royal Netherlands Embassy

Grantee Contact

Ms. Olivia Cano, President
 

Address

c/o CPHC Training Center, Roxas Vill, Koronadal City
Mindanao ,

SGP Country office contact

Ms. Rochelle Balitaan Villanueva
Phone:
+63 2 2944082
Email:
Atty Rodolfo Ferdinand Jr Quicho
Phone:
+63 2 2944082
Fax:
+63 2 2944082
Email:

Address

Biodiversity Management Bureau Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center North Avenue, Diliman
Quezon City, Metro Manila, 1101

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