It was an honor and privilege for the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF)-Philippines to have our Chairwoman Prof. Ursula Männle travel all the way from Munich, Germany and celebrate with us our 40th year of development cooperation with the Philippines.
As one of the partners of the Asia-Europe Environment Forum (ENVforum), the Hanns Seidel Foundation joined hands this year again with the Asia-Europe Foundation to organize the Annual Conference on the Roles of Consumers in Triggering Changes in Consumption and Production. The Conference was hosted by the Institute of Global Environment Strategies (IGES) and held back to back to IGES’s International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP 2019) in the harbour city of Yokohama (Japan).
On the 28th of July, the MFLP participants enjoyed a panel discussion on Peace Building with five panelists from different parts of the country sharing their experiences.
The second leg of the Training of Trainers on ESCR covering Region VI (Western Visayas) was held last 15-19 July 2019 in Iloilo City. The activity was attended by more than 40 participants representing trainers, educators and/or facilitators from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (Army, Navy and Air Force), civil society organizations and the Commission on Human Rights. Members of the Project Steering Committee (PSC) were also present.
On the 24th of July 2019, the Myanmar Federalism Leadership Programme (MFLP) 2019 started at Hilton Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw. MFLP is the yearly programme since 2017. 43 participants from different parts of Myanmar were welcomed in the evening and will stay ten days to learn about federalism from national and international experts.