The Partnership for Development Assistance in the Philippines Inc (formerly known as Philippine Development Assistance Programme, Inc.), started as a consortium of Filipino and Canadian non-government organizations (NGOs). It was founded in 1986 as a non-stock, non-profit organization, to become an effective instrument in reducing poverty and inequity in the Philippines. PDAP prides itself in having 6 member networks with more than 300 community-based members and partner NGOs. PDAP has distinguished itself in promoting and developing rural enterprises for poverty reduction and as a tool in promoting peace in conflict-affected areas.
NGO Network Members
For the past 14 years, PDAP has partnered and worked with more than 500 community-based organizations spread all over the archipelago. PDAP banks on the expertise and experience of its member networks:
The Asian NGO Coalition for Agrarian Reform and Rural Development (ANGOC) is a regional NGO association of 21 national and regional NGO networks from 11 Asian countries actively engaged in food security, agrarian reform, sustainable agriculture and rural development activities. Its member-networks have an effective reach of some 3,000 NGOs throughout the region.
Contact Person: Nathaniel Don Marquez, Executive Director
#6 Malumanay St., U.P. Vil., Diliman, QC
Tel: 4337653, 4337654, 9293019
Networking was a concept virtually unheard of in the 1970s. It was particularly alien to non-government organizations in the Philippines, at least, until the Association of Foundations (AF) came to be. Established in November 1972, AF is the country’s first network of non-government organizations (NGOs). Its mission is to enable its member foundations to develop sustainable programs that serve their communities.
Contact Person: Norman Joseph Jiao, Executive Director
Representative to the PDAP Board: Roel R. Ravanera, Xavier Science Foundation Exec. Director
Aurora Blvd., Cubao, QC.
Tel: 9137231, 9119792
The Philippine Partnership for the Development of Human Resources in Rural Areas (PhilDHRRA) is a network of seventy-two (72) non-government organizations (as of November 2003) involved in various development activities in rural communities all over the country.
Contact Person: Divina Luz Lopez , National Coordinator
#59 Salvador St., Loyola Heights QC
Tel: 4360702, 4266740