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Philippine Star Features Women Leading Construction for Shelter Support in Yolanda-affected Pawa

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Empowered Communities Show Others How People’s Process Works For Them in Shelter Recovery

Officers of Pawa homeowners association discuss their experiences with the People's Process in detail during the delegation's visit to their community.  Photo: UN-Habitat

Officers of Pawa homeowners association discuss their experiences with the People’s Process in detail during the delegation’s visit to their community.
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Roxas City – On February 5 and 6, UN-Habitat and the Social Housing and Finance Corporation (SHFC) held a learning exchange event at the San Antonio Resort in Roxas City. The two-day event aimed to familiarize the participants on how the People’s Process works through exposure trips to communities in Capiz that are partners in UN-Habitat’s Post-Yolanda Support for Safer Homes and Settlements project.
Participants were comprised of community leaders from SHFC’s Community Mortgage Program (CMP) communities in Quezon City and Coron, Palawan, and local government representatives from Coron and the province of Palawan.

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French President Joins Local Leaders, Fisherfolk, and Youth in Guiuan for Upcoming UN Climate Summit

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French President Francois Hollande’s two-day trip to the Philippines to push for a global call to action against climate change, in support of the 21st Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) taking place in Paris this December, was punctuated with a short but poignant visit to the municipality of Guiuan. Continue reading