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Philippine Partners Meeting strengthens collaboration with project partners

04-12-2017
Partners of CBM Philippines joined together for the Philippine Partners Meeting.
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With the theme, “Interlinking programmes to improve the delivery of programmes and services through enhanced partnerships”, CBM Philippines gathered 30 partners through the Philippine Partners Meeting on November 13-15, 2017.

CBM Philippines gathered 30 partners through the Philippine Partners Meeting on November 13-15, 2017. With the theme “Interlinking programmes to improve the delivery of programmes and services through enhanced partnerships”, the meeting aims to discuss areas of strengths and improvement in working together and arrive at mutually-agreed recommendations to enhance working relationship, update partners about latest developments within CBM and its initiatives, share new strategy and content of Country Plan, share best practices among clusters, strengthen collaboration among partners, and develop monitoring tool on disability-inclusive development standards.

Second day highlights

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Participants during a morning recap activity.
The second day focused on learning sessions led by both CBM and the partners. Dr. Manfred Moerchen, inclusive eye health advisor, shared about interlinking the Inclusive Eye Health programme. Dr. Dinah Nadera, Community Mental Health consultant, talked about the evolving landscape of public mental health in the Philippines and the National Mental Health Programme. Meanwhile, five partners shared about their initiative on working together towards community mental health. Through a World Café session, the Hearing and Ear Alliance, Inclusive Livelihood, and Disability-inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction clusters shared their programmes and experiences.
 
The Programme Manager together with Ms. Cherrie Oringo, field coordinator, talked about understanding the community-based inclusive development (CBID) initiative. The day ended through a social night where in partners showcased their cluster presentations.

Closing the Partners Meeting

The last day of the Partners Meeting saw presentations from Mr. Woody Apa, emergency response programme coordinator, who talked about the lessons learned from ERU/PERIP projects, Ms. Suzette Yao, operations manager, who discussed about the prevention of red flags, the Regional Director who talked about CBM Quality Standards and Processes, and the Communication Officer who shared an overview of the branding guidelines and human interest stories.   
 
Before formally closing the event, partners shared their insights and reflections of the past few days.  


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