Participatory Local Governance: Finding Meaningful Engagement Between Government and Its Citizens

Venue: Silang, Cavite

Location: Silang, Cavite, Philippines

Event Date/Time: Nov 09, 2010
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New forms of governance that links its citizens and states in new ways and rebuild the relationship between them is beginning to be the way forward in most countries. Meaningful involvement by the citizenry is key to better governance. This course will provide participants with an opportunity to observe development field experiences and enter into a learning discourse with seasoned development managers and practitioners from the government organizations, non-government organizations, and other relevant entities in the field of democratic local governance intertwined with civil society participation. It will focus on the examination of the accomplishments, challenges and lessons in the experiences of participatory governance in the Philippines in the context of decentralization and civil society participation.

Course fee of $2,200 includes tuition fees, full board and accommodation on a twin sharing arrangement (single room accommodation can be requested for additional fee of $10 per day of stay), course-related local travel, materials, field and agency visits and airport transfers.

Application forms can be downloaded from the IIRR website ( and sent by email. For further inquiries please contact:

International Institute of Rural Reconstruction
Y.C. James Yen Center, Silang, Cavite 4118 Philippines
Telephone: 63-46-4143216