The annual CBMS national conference aims to gather partners and stakeholders in the country and discuss current developments and best practices on the implementation and use of the community‐based monitoring system. It features presentations and discussions on the uses of CBMS for grassroots participatory budgeting process (GPBP), localizing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), disaster risk reduction management (DRRM) and climate change adaptation (CCA), local poverty reduction action planning, local programming and project prioritization, impact‐monitoring, and improving local governance. This year’s conference will feature best practices on the implementation and uses of CBMS for fostering transparency and accountability in local governance, and sustaining development initiatives.
About 500 participants are expected to attend the conference including local chief executives, local development planners, and officials and representatives of national government agencies, non-government organizations and the academe.
The conference is being organized by the CBMS Network Office of De La Salle University-Angelo King Institute for Economic and Business Studies in partnership with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).
Photos of the event can be found in the official website.