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Stakeholders dialogue on water, sanitation and hygiene issues at the IDP relocation sites

Wash2Stakeholders met for a dialogue on the water, sanitation and hygiene issues of the ten transitory sites and one evacuation center in Zamboanga City. The dialogue took place on July 15, 2015 at the Carlos Dominguez Conference Hall of Ateneo de Zamboanga University (ADZU).

Water, sanitation and hygiene continue to be a challenge for residents of the transitory sites and evacuation centers. These residents are the internally displaced persons (IDPs) from the 2013 Zamboanga Siege. Interventions to address these issues fall under an umbrella program called WASH – water, sanitation and hygiene.

“EL AGUA EN LA BELLA ZAMBOANGA: A Forum to Understand the Joint Venture Agreement between Prime Water Infrastructure Corporation and Zamboanga City Water District”

Ateneo_de_Zamboanga_University_logoThe Ateneo de Zamboanga University Social Development Units, through the leadership of the SACSI Office, organized the forum “EL AGUA EN LA BELLA ZAMBOANGA: A Forum to Understand the Joint Venture Agreement between Prime Water Infrastructure Corporation and Zamboanga City Water District” on February 24, 2015 at the Garden Orchid Hotel Zamboanga City.

The goal of the forum was to gather stakeholders for an opportunity to dialogue about the issue of water resources and supply in the city. In his opening remarks, ADZU Father President Karel San Juan SJ stressed that the hope is for the general public to gain better clarity and a deeper understanding of the concerns on the issue and discuss best ways to address them. “We hold this forum in the spirit of dialogue.”

Sustainable Agriculture and Livelihood

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERARecognizing hunger as major indicator of vulnerability, CCES in partnership with communities implements a program on organic farming that will help secure supply of food for the families. This project aims to equip the farmers in vulnerable areas with appropriate knowledge on sustainable farming techniques that hopes to achieve maximum yield.

Finding alternative sources of income is also a challenge, hence farmers’ groups of women and men are now engaged in handicrafts making using the abundant supply of pandan and other indigenous resources in the communities such as nito, bamboo, abaca and rattan.