Ms. Joy Florentinon Florentinon Remigio
Project Manager, Global Peace Foundation-Philippines
Date: Dec. 6th 2013
Topic: Community Development
Session: Holistic Human Development — A Value-Based Planning and Management Model
The session will discuss a comprehensive approach to human development as a values-based planning and management model. Session panelists will highlight several practical and innovative ways to implement holistic approaches in programs such as the Alllights Village Project, and other exemplary cross-cultural models. The model emphasizes local ownership of the decision-making process; commitment of local resources; participation of all people regardless of ethnicity, religion, or gender; inclusion of traditional, indigenous knowledge; and understanding that community development is a long-term process. Participants will be encouraged to build on their own strengths and capacities to promote sustainable social and economic development of their communities.