BAGUIO CITY – The Regional Development Council Cordillera (RDC-CAR) is inviting civil society organizations (CSOs) from all over the Cordillera region representing farmers, indigenous peoples, women, miners, cooperatives, the youth, and other private, non-government groups to the “Consultation with CSOs on their Participation in RDC Programs and Activities” on June 17, 2019 at the Citylight hotel in Baguio City. CSOs include non-government organizations, private sector organizations or community-based organizations registered in the Cordillera Administrative Region.
The CSOs are expected to provide insights on their participation in various RDC programs, projects, and activities. Issues and concerns of current Private Sector Representatives (PSRs) regarding their involvement in the RDC will also be tackled.
Likewise, the RDC and CSOs will review the process of electing PSRs in the RDC and PSR membership in the RDC and its Committees. Because of their sectoral and geographical expertise in the social sphere, the participation of the private sector is crucial to the functions of the RDC where it is mandated that at least one-fourth of its members are from the private sector. Currently, the RDC is composed of 14 representatives from the private sector.
They represent the voice of non-government organizations in the RDC especially on social, economic, and infrastructure development issues, watershed, environment management, indigenous peoples, labor, and development administration concerns as well as the affairs of the private sector in all 6 provinces in the Cordillera.
Interested CSOs may inquire with the RDC Secretariat, NEDA-CAR, through tel. no. (074) 4432-3232, 448-0041, 424-1422 or 619-6627. They may also visit the NEDA-CAR office at the Botanical Garden Compound, Leonard Wood Road, Baguio City.