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UNESCO Bangkok Resource Distribution and Training Centres (RDTC)

Regional Seminar-Workshop
November 23-25 2016

International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment

We would like to invite you and your colleagues to participate in the Sustainable Built Environment 2016 Conference (SBE16 Manila) to be held on July 13-15, 2016 in Manila. SBE16 Manila is a regional conference of the International Initiatives on Sustainable Built Environment (iiSBE), jointly organized by the UP College of Engineering (UPCOE), UP College of Architecture (UPCA) and UP School of Urban and Regional Planning (SURP). This 3-day conference aims to promote and facilitate the adoption of methods, policies and tools to accelerate movements towards global sustainable built environments.

  • Philippine Safeguards Forum 2014

    June 16, 2014 – June 17, 2014

    The forum aims to gather all sector agencies implementing Bank financed projects, safeguard regulatory agencies, LGUs, NGOs, and international financing institutions for sharing of safeguards experiences, best practices, and challenges in their project
    operations to improve safeguards compliance and performance.

    Specifically, the forum aims to:

    1. Present updates on both the safeguards policies and procedural guidelines of the Philippines and the World Bank and other cooperating multilateral and bilateral agencies identify capability building needs and priorities.

    2. Present the proposed PH Learning Center on Environmental and Social Safeguards.


    The Program of Activities shall include the following items for discussion:

    1. Sharing on the developments in the Bank (WB, ADB, JICA, AusAID, etc.) and their implications to safeguards operations.

    2. Developments in country laws, agency regulations, and institutional arrangement that have implications on development activities and safeguards operations.

    3. Present safeguard issues, challenges, and opportunities.

    4. Present the proposed multi-donor Learning Center on Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Infrastructure and draw comments/suggestions for its establishment.

    5. Identify priority needs including capacity building for continuing improvement of safeguards operations in the country.