The GEF Small Grants Programme Philippines (SGP5), a UNDP Philippines programme implemented by the Biodiversity Management Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), will be holding the SGP National Conference on 22-24 May 2017 in Metro Manila. The conference is organized by the Mediators Network for Sustainable Peace (MedNet).
With the theme “Partnerships for Biodiversity: Upwelling of Lessons, Sustaining Community Initiatives”, the Conference will provide SGP5 grantees and their partners with a venue to improve their biodiversity conservation practices through the exchange of emerging lessons from their ongoing SGP projects, and to collectively pursue biodiversity goals at local, national and international fronts. More than 200 participants from nongovernmental, civil society and people’s organizations; academic institutions and local government units from Metro Manila, Palawan, Samar, and Sierra Madre are expected to attend the conference. For more information, visit the SGP website. (SGP5/ Anna Rita C. Saet)