Partners in Sustainable Urbanization

UN-Habitat, in its role as a focal point, will call upon all development actors and stakeholders, including local and regional government, civil society, the private sector and academia at every level, to work in concert to assist it in implementing its Strategic Plan.
– UN-Habitat, The Strategic Plan 2020-2023

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Partner with UN-Habitat

UN-Habitat Philippines hopes to create socially and environmentally sustainable cities, provinces, villages and barangays in the Philippines, and welcomes partnerships with government, international agencies, civil society organisations and the private sector.

The Climate Change Commission (CCC) is the sole policy-making body of the government tasked to coordinate, monitor and evaluate the programs and action plans of the government relating to climate change pursuant to the provisions of the Philippine Climate Change Act (RA 9729).

CCC is a key government partner and member of the Project Steering Committee of UN-Habitat’s Building Climate Resiliency through Urban Plans and Design (BCRUPD).

The Department of Envrionment and Natural Resources (DENR) is the primary agency responsible for the conservation, management, development, and proper use of the country’s environment and natural resources, specifically forest and grazing lands, mineral resources, including those in reservation and watershed areas, and lands of the public domain, as well as the licensing and regulation of all natural resources as may be provided for by law in order to ensure equitable sharing of the benefits derived therefrom for the welfare of the present and future generations of Filipinos.

DENR is a key government partner and the Chair of the Project Adivsory Committee of UN-Habitat’s Healthy Oceans and Clean Cities Initiative (HOCCI).

The Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) acts as the primary national government entity responsible for the management of housing, human settlement and urban development. It the sole and main planning and policy-making, regulatory, program coordination, and performance monitoring entity for all housing, human settlement and urban development concerns, primarily focusing on the access to and the affordability of basic human needs.

DHSUD is a key government partner and the Chair of the Project Steering Committte of UN-Habitat’s Building Climate Resiliency through Urban Plans and Design (BCRUPD).

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) assists local government units to effectively and efficiently deliver services to their constituents. DILG formulates policies, plans, and programs to enhance local autonomy, focusing particularly on the administrative, technical, and fiscal capacities of LGUs.

DILG is a key government partner of UN-Habitat as member of the Project Steering Committte of Building Climate Resiliency through Urban Plans and Design (BCRUPD) and Co-Chair of the Project Adivsory Committee of UN-Habitat’s Healthy Oceans and Clean Cities Initiative (HOCCI).

The League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) is the official organization of all cities in the Philippines, created by virtue of Republic Act 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991 to ventilate, articulate, and crystallize issues affecting city governance and provide corresponding solutions.

LCP is a key government partner of UN-Habitat as member of the Project Steering Committte of Building Climate Resiliency through Urban Plans and Design (BCRUPD) andthe Project Adivsory Committee of Healthy Oceans and Clean Cities Initiative (HOCCI).

The National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) The National Economic and Development Authority is the country’s premier socioeconomic planning body, highly regarded as the authority in macroeconomic forecasting and policy analysis and research. It provides high-level advice to policymakers in Congress and the Executive Branch.

NEDA is a key government partner of UN-Habitat as member of the Project Steering Committee of the Building Climate Resiliency through Urban Plans and Design (BCRUPD); it also provides consult to the Healthy Oceans and Clean Cities Initiative (HOCCI).

The National Housing Authority (NHA) is one of the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development’s key shelter agencies. It is tasked to develop and implement a comprehensive and integrated housing program which shall embrace, among others, housing development and resettlement, sources and schemes of financing, and delineation of government and private sector participation.

NHA is a key government partner of UN-Habitat’s Rebuilding Marawi through Community-driven Shelter and Liveliehood project.

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) assists local government uaThe National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC) oversees the implementation of solid waste management plans and prescribe policies to achieve the objectives of Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 (RA 9003).

NSWMC is one of the key government partner of UN-Habitat as member of the Project Advisory Committee of the Healthy Oceans and Clean Cities Initiative (HOCCI).nits to effectively and efficiently deliver services to their constituents. DILG formulates policies, plans, and programs to enhance local autonomy, focusing particularly on the administrative, technical, and fiscal capacities of LGUs.

DILG is a key government partner of UN-Habitat as member of the Project Steering Committte of Building Climate Resiliency through Urban Plans and Design (BCRUPD) and Co-Chair of the Project Adivsory Committee of UN-Habitat’s Healthy Oceans and Clean Cities Initiative (HOCCI).

The Office of Civil Defense (OCD), as the implementing arm of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, is the primary mission of administering a comprehensive national civil defense and disaster risk reduction and management program by providing leadership in the continuous development of strategic and systematic approaches as well as measures to reduce the vulnerabilities and risks to hazards and manage the consequences of disasters.

OCD is a key government partner of UN-Habitat’s Building Climate Resiliency through Urban Plans and Design (BCRUPD).

The Social Housing Finance Corporation (SHFC) is one of the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development’s key shelter agencies. Under Executive Order 272, the SHFC is the lead government agency to undertake social housing programs that will cater to the formal and informal sectors in the low-income bracket and shall take charge of developing and administering social housing program schemes, particularly the CMP and the AKPF Program (amortization support program and development financing program).

NHA is a key government partner of UN-Habitat’s Rebuilding Marawi through Community-driven Shelter and Liveliehood project.

Task Force Bangon Marawi (TBFM) is composed of various government agencies working together towards the recovery, reconstruction and rehabilitation of Marawi City.

TBFM is a key government partner of UN-Habitat’s Rebuilding Marawi through Community-driven Shelter and Liveliehood project.

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) is the government agency tasked to manage and supervise technical education and skills development (TESD) in the Philippines. It was created by virtue of Republic Act 7796, otherwise known as the “Technical Education and Skills Development Act of 1994”.

TESDA is a key government partner of UN-Habitat’s Rebuilding Marawi through Community-driven Shelter and Livelihood project.

Angeles is a highly urbanised city and one of the most economically advanced urban centers in the country. Located within the province of Pampanga, the city is bordered by Clark Freeport Zone and Mabalacat to the north, Mexico to the east, San Fernando to the southeast, Bacolor to the south and Porac to the southwest. This landlocked city’s topography is mostly flat terrain with the Abacan River and tributaries along its core.

Angeles is one of the pilot cities for UN-Habitat’s Building Climate Resiliency through Urban Plans and Designs (BCRUPD).

Cagayan de Oro City tilted as the country’s city of Golden Friendship is a veritable goldmine for those in search of new tourist and investment destinations targeted by the
national Government as the fourth Metropolitan City by 2025. In thriving global demands, it is profoundly aspires of intertwining development thrusts geared towards sustainable competitiveness and inclusive future.

Cagayan de Oro is one of the pilots cities for UN-Habitat’s Building Climate Resiliency through Urban Plans and Designs (BCRUPD) and Healthy Oceans and Clean Cities Initiative (HOCCI).

The City of Calapan has been transformed as a component city on March 21, 1998. Its conversion was based on Republic Act 8475, enacted by Congress and signed into law by the President Fidel V. Ramos on February 2, 1998. In a plebiscite held on March 21, 1998, majority of Calapeños ratified the conversion of Calapan into a city. It is the first and only city in the province of Oriental Mindoro.

Calapan is one of the pilots cities for UN-Habitat’s Healthy Oceans and Clean Cities Initiative (HOCCI).

Davao City is a highly-urbanized city located in the southern part of the Philippines. With the collective effort of the Dabawenyos, the city has immensely progressed throughout the years.As the capital city of the Davao region, Davao City serves as the gateway for the entire Mindanao island. Being that, the city also serves as the entry point for the Brunei Darussalam – Indonesia – Malaysia – Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area making Davao City the center of development in Mindanao.

Davao is one of the pilot cities for UN-Habitat’s Healthy Oceans and Clean Cities Initiative (HOCCI).

Legazpi serves as the capital of the Albay province and is the Bicol region’s economic and political center. The component city is bound by Santo Domingo to the north, Daraga to the west, and Manito to the south, while the Albay Gulf surrounds the city in the east.

Legazpi has a wide range of natural resources, including fishing grounds, metallic ore reserves, and other industrial non-metallic reserves.

Legazpi is one of the pilot cities for UN-Habitat’s Building Climate Resiliency through Urban Plans and Design (BCRUPD) and Healthy Oceans and Clean Cities Initiative (HOCCI).

Manila is the capital city of the Philippines. It is located in Luzon – the biggest island. The city occupies an area of 38.55 square kilometers. It is bounded by the west by the Manila Bay. It is part of the Metro Manila or National Capital Region composed on 16 cities and 1 municipality.

Manila is one of the pilot cities for UN-Habitat’s Healthy Oceans and Clean Cities Initiative (HOCCI).

Islamic City of Marawi is a 4th class component city and capital of the province of Lanao del Sur, Philippines. Marawi people are referred to as the Maranaos, named after Lake Lanao, called Meranau in their language, upon whose shores Marawi lies. In the wake of the five-month siege of Marawi City, around 30% of its 201,000 residents have been uprooted not only from their homes but from a life they have built.

UN-Habitat supports the rehabilitation of the city through the Rebuilding Marawi through Community-driven Shelter and Liveliehood project.

The Marawi Sultanate League is one of the local government partners of UN-Habitat’s Rebuilding Marawi through Community-driven Shelter and Liveliehood project.

The Ministry of Human Settlements and Development in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao shall undertake, in cooperation with the private sector and foreign institutions, on a piloting basis, housing and community development which are made available at affordable cost, decent housing and basic services to the underprivileged and homeless citizens, the victims of calamities and conflicts, former MILF combatants, families of Shuhadas’ (martyrs), internally displaced persons (IDPs) and other needy sectors in the Bangsamoro urban/rural and island communities and settlement areas by 2022.

It is one of the partners of UN-Habitat’s Rebuilding Marawi through Community-driven Shelter and Liveliehood project.

The Ministry of Trade, Investment, and Tourism is the primary government agency mandated to implement initiatives on trade, investment, and tourism in the Bangsamoro.

Lanao del Sur is composed of 39 municipalities and Marawi City. The Province is currently composed of 1,159 barangays and is divided into two congressional districts. The people of Lanaodel Sur is predominantly populated by Maranaos. Maranaois one of the thirteen (13) Muslim ethno-linguistic groups of Mindanao and Palawan. Literally it means “people of the lake.”

It is one of the partners of UN-Habitat’s Rebuilding Marawi through Community-driven Shelter and Liveliehood project.

Ormoc is a highly urbanized coastal port city, serving as the economic, cultural, commercial, and transportation hub of western Leyte. The city’s location, vast agricultural land, and coastal site endow it with natural resources, marine biodiversity, and natural tourist spots. Ormoc is the second most populous city in the Leyte province after Tacloban, the provincial capital, and is subdivided into 110 barangays. Of these, 31 are classified as urban barangays, 10 as urban coastal, 63 as rural, and 6 as rural coastal barangays.

Ormoc is one of the pilot cities for UN-Habitat’s Building Climate Resiliency through Urban Plans and Design (BCRUPD) and Healthy Oceans and Clean Cities Initiative (HOCCI).

Tagum is a component city strategically located at the heart of Davao del Norte. While an inland city, Tagum also has a coastal area that is connected with major road systems. The city functions as the seat of the Provincial Government, and serves the commercial and agricultural center to other major cities in the rest of Mindanao.

Tagum is one of the pilot cities for UN-Habitat’s Building Climate Resiliency through Urban Plans and Design (BCRUPD).

Al-Amanah Islamic Investment Bank of the Philippines (AAIIBP) is a universal bank authorized to perform and provide Islamic banking, financing and investment services pursuant to R.A. 6848, otherwise known as the Charter of the Al-Amanah Islamic Bank of the Philippines of 1990.

AAIIBP is a partner of UN-Habitat’s Rebuilding Marawi through Community-driven Shelter and Livelihood project.

Holcim Philippines, Inc.is one of the leading building solution companies in the country. The Company has a deep portfolio of innovative solutions fostered by a full range of products from structuring to finishing applications that can help local builders execute with high performance and efficiency a wide range of projects from massive infrastructure to simple home repairs.

Holcim is a partner of UN-Habitat for the Rebuilding Marawi through Community-driven Shelter and Liveliehood project.

The Philippine Alliance for Recycling and Materials Sustainability (PARMS) is a partner of UN-Habitat’s Healthy Oceans and Clean Cities Initiative (HOCCI).

The Shelter Program is the partnership between Arcadis and UN-Habitat is aimed at improving living conditions in cities around the world. Arcadis is the world’s leading company delivering sustainable design, engineering, and consultancy solutions for natural and built assets.

The Arcadis Shelter Program has provided support to various projects of UN-Habitat, including the Post-Yolanda Support for Safer Homes and Settlements, Building Climate Resiliency through Urban Plans and Design (BCRUPD) and Healthy Oceans and Clean Cities Initiative (HOCCI).

Wasteaware is an independent not for profit organisation with the primary goal to develop and share innovative approaches to waste and resources management.

Wasteaware is a partner of UN-Habitat’s in implementing the Waste Wise Cities Tool (WaCT) in Healthy Oceans and Clean Cities Initiative (HOCCI).

MARADECA, the Maranao People Development Center Inc. is a non-stock, non-profit service oriented institution catering to the needs of the Moro People in their quest for socio economic advancement and to struggle for peace and development. It adopts a people-based, community based, integrated and sustainable development framework that creatively reflects the aspirations of one Moro People.

MARADECA is an implementing partner of UN-Habitat for the Rebuilding Marawi through Community-driven Shelter and Liveliehood project.

The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) was established in March 1998 under an initiative of the Japanese government and with the support of Kanagawa Prefecture based on the “Charter for the Establishment of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies”. The aim of the Institute is to achieve a new paradigm for civilization and conduct innovative policy development and strategic research for environmental measures, reflecting the results of research into political decisions for realising sustainable development both in the Asia-Pacific region and globally. IGES is the implementing partner of UN-Habitat for the Healthy OCeans and Cleans Cities Inititiative (HOCCI)

The World Bank Group is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries. Its five institutions share a commitment to reducing poverty, increasing shared prosperity, and promoting sustainable development.

World Bank is the funding agency of the Provincial Climate Risk Diagnostic (PCRD) Project, a component of the Wolrd Bank’s Accelerating Climate Investment in the Philippines which extends support to Philippines Risk Resiliency Program.

GoJ is the funding agency of UN-Habitat’s Healthy Oceans and Clean Cities Initiative (HOCCI) and the Rebuilding Marawi through Community-driven Shelter and Livelihood.

The International Climate Initiative (IKI) is the most important instrument utilised by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) to support international climate action and biodiversity. With the IKI, the BMU supports solution strategies in developing and emerging countries that seek to achieve sustainable change. IKI is the funding agency of UN-Habitat’s Building Climate Resiliency through Urban Plans and Designs (BCRUPD).

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