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Citizen Participation and Accountability for Sustainable Development

This report articulates three strategies by which the poorest and most marginalised have attempted to ensure accountability from national and global policymakers to local people. It is a response to demands, articulated through the Participate initiative research conducted from 2012 to 2013 with extremely poor and marginalised groups, for greater participation and accountability in decision-making.

Charter for Change: Localisation of Humanitarian Aid

Charter for Change: Loclalization of Humanitarian Aid hopes to increase budget allocation of international NGOs from 0.2% to 20% by 2018.

EcoWEB with 50 other southern-based national and local NGOs such as Adeso (Kenya), EcoWEB (Philippines) Amel (Lebanon), Mercy Malaysia, Seeds (India) and Africa Humanitarian Action (AHA-Ethiopia) have endorsed the Charter for Change, an initiative that intends to practically shift the way the humanitarian system operates to enable southern-based national actors to play an increased and more prominent role in humanitarian response.

A Paradox in Practice

EcoWEB welcomes the direction in which the World Humanitarian Summit discussions appear to be heading but remain cautious that unless international organisations commit to making substantive changes, such as those eight outlined in the Charter for Change, local and national organisations will continue to be disadvantaged by the international humanitarian system.

Philippine Eagle Pamana Found Shot Dead in Davao Oriental

With Pamana shot is like killing our heritage...the nature in which our future generation is a dependent for its survival. EcoWEB calls for willfil delivery of justice for Pamana. Pamana was saved from Mt. Gabunan mountain range of Iligan, the remaining natural forest in Iligan that the Higaonon Indigenous People with EcoWEB, the LGU and other partners are trying to protect, conserve and rehabilitate through partnership efforts. From the wild, Pamana was brought to captivity for safety and brought back to the wild two months the wild which human made so unsafe now for animals and for Pamana to survive...