Posted October 22, 2014
Written by Jay-ar Arante
Department of Interior and Local Government Unit (DILG) Malay will be launching a Civil Society Organization (CSO) Assembly next month.
On this event, Grassroots Participatory Budgeting (GPB) will be discussed to Malay residents.
For this, DILG encourage Malaynons and various organizations to attend the conference to be held on November 5 at Seaside Restaurant, Poblacion Malay, Aklan.
GPB is an approach in preparing the budget proposal of agencies and proper allotments to developmental need of cities or municipalities as identified in their respective local poverty reduction action plan.
It shall be formulated with strong participation of different sectors and other civil society organizations.
Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) includes non-government organizations (NGOs), People's Organizations (POs), basic sector organizations, cooperatives, trade unions, professional associations, faith-based organizations, media groups, indigenous people’s movements, foundations and other citizen's group which are non-profit and are formed primarily for social and economic development to plan and monitor government programs and projects.
These groups should engage in policy discussions, and to actively participate in collaborative activities with the government.
It is also expected that the assembly will serve as a venue for LGU-Malay to present their upcoming projects to the remaining period of 2014.