Philippine Landscape Governance Learning Program

Are you working in forestry, and want to develop a more integrated perspective on multifunctional land use? Are you working in agriculture, and want to enhance the sustainability of your activities? Are you working on spatial planning, struggling with land use conflicts and trying to find a good way out? Then, this course is just what you need!

BACKGROUND:

Forested landscapes in the Philippines are increasingly integrated in global processes of resource utilization, trade, market development, and climate change. Landscapes, however, are rarely recognised as a formal level within the decentralised system, given the administrative boundaries and jurisdiction of the multiple levels of government.

Therefore, it is often hard to tally formal planning and decision-making processes with the specific dynamics of landscapes. Participatory discussions and conflict mediation between stakeholders and their interests are therefore increasingly needed. Professionals who are able to facilitate these often complex, multi-stakeholder processes are thus in high demand.

Because of this, the Forest Foundation Philippines and Tropenbos International (TBI) have developed the Philippine Landscape Governance Learning Program. It is a highly interactive training program organised in collaboration with the Wageningen University and Research – Centre for Development Innovation (WRU-CDI), which has vast experience in participatory and hands-on professional training on landscape governance. Together, these organizations will offer a stimulating learning environment, where you will learn not only from the trainers but also from fellow-professionals from various landscapes in the Philippines.

OBJECTIVES:

During the program, you will:

  1. Examine landscape dynamics at various levels and scales;
  2. Identify the institutional change needed to enhance multi- stakeholder governance processes at the landscape level;
  3. Evaluate your role in landscape and improve your capacities as facilitator of landscape; and
  4. Become familiar with tools that support the analysis and facilitation of landscape governance.

ELIGIBILITY:

  1. Mid-career professionals from the following sectors: civil society, government, academe and business
  2. Involved in natural resource management, agriculture, spatial analysis, social enterprises and other related fields in the following landscapes: Sierra Madre, Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental, Samar and Leyte, and Palawan in the Philippines

CURRICULUM:

The tentative schedule of activities is as follows:

October 2017

Classes: One-week full-time course (Philippines)

October 2017 to March 2018

Practicum: Application of learnings in daily work, online discussions with peers and other learning events (Forest landscape)

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Application requirements, which include an accomplished application form, letter of motivation and letter of endorsement from supervisor, must be submitted to landscapecourse.ph@gmail.com on or before September 1, 2017.

Link to download the application form: Application Form

MORE INFORMATION:

For more information about the program, please send an e-mail to landscapecourse.ph@gmail.com.

Request for Proposals: Forest Landscape Grant Program (Southern Sierra Madre)

The Philippine Tropical Forest Conservation Foundation (PTFCF) is a non-stock, non-profit, non-government organization established in 2002, under two bilateral agreements between the governments of the United States of America and the Philippines, to provide grants to organizations that empower the people to protect the forests.

The Foundation is seeking proposals from qualified organizations for its Forest Landscape Grant Program in Southern Sierra Madre. This covers the provinces of Aurora, Nueva Ecija, Rizal, Bulacan, Laguna and Quezon.

Through this program, the Foundation intends to:

  1. Establish a participatory and coordinated strategy to natural resource management on a large scale;
  2. Increase understanding on the impacts of management decisions on forest ecosystems products and services;
  3. Mitigate climate change by reducing emissions from forest degradation and deforestation (REDD-Plus) activities consistent with the Philippine National REDD-Plus Strategy; and
  4. Ensure the satisfaction of local needs while contributing to national commitments and global targets.

For more information about the request, please download the documents below:

  1. PTFCF Forest Landscape Grant Program Brochure
  2. PTFCF Results Framework, 2017-2021
  3. RFP Southern Sierra Madre
Interested entities may send their applications, using the prescribed templates for the proposals from the website, through mail or e-mail on or before July 25, 2017.

For more information about the program, please contact us through e-mail (admin@ptfcf.org) or phone ( (02) 891-0595 and (02) 864-0287).

JOB OPENINGS: Grant Writers and Program Coordinators

We are looking for qualified people to fill the following positions:Grant Writers and Program Coordinators.

You may download the duties and responsibilities, and required competencies and qualifications for each item by clicking the positions below:

  1. Program Coordinators
  2. Grant Writers

To apply for the vacancies, please send an up-to-date CV and cover letter, addressed to Atty. Jose Andres Canivel, Executive Director, to admin@ptfcf.org. The cover letter should have no more than 600 words explaining why you feel that you will suit this post. CVs not accompanied by a cover letter will not be considered.

If asked for an interview, please bring a copy of your previous work outputs.

Request for Proposals: Forest Landscape Grant Program (Eastern Samar, Leyte and Southern Leyte)

The Philippine Tropical Forest Conservation Foundation (PTFCF), Inc. is a non-stock, non-profit, non-government organization established in 2002, under two bilateral agreements between the governments of the United States of America and the Philippines, to provide grants to organizations that empower the people to protect the forests.

The Foundation is seeking proposals from qualified organizations for its Forest Landscape Grant Program in Eastern Samar, Leyte and Southern Leyte.

Through this program, the Foundation intends to:

  1. Establish a participatory and coordinated strategy to natural resource management on a large scale;
  2. Increase understanding on the impacts of management decisions on forest ecosystems products and services;
  3. Mitigate climate change by reducing emissions from forest degradation and deforestation (REDD-Plus) activities consistent with the Philippine National REDD-Plus Strategy; and
  4. Ensure the satisfaction of local needs while contributing to national commitments and global targets.

For more information about the program, please download the documents below:

Interested entities may send their applications, using the prescribed templates for the proposals from the website, through mail or e-mail on or before June 30, 2017.

For more information about the program, please contact us through e-mail (admin@ptfcf.org) or phone ( (02) 891-0595 and (02) 864-0287).

JOB OPENINGS: Comptroller, Bookkeeper and Knowledge Management Officer

We are looking for qualified people to fill the following positions: Comptroller, Bookkeeper and Knowledge Management Officer.

You may download the duties and responsibilities, and required competencies and qualifications for each item by clicking the positions below:

  1. PTFCF Job Opening – Comptroller
  2. PTFCF Job Opening – Bookkeeper
  3. PTFCF Job Opening – Knowledge Management Officer

To apply for the vacancies, please send an up-to-date CV and cover letter, addressed to Atty. Jose Andres Canivel, Executive Director, to admin@ptfcf.org. The cover letter should have no more than 600 words explaining why you feel that you will suit this post and why you want the job. CVs not accompanied by a cover letter will not be considered.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications will not be considered. If asked for an interview, please bring a copy of your previous work outputs.

 

 

Request for Proposals: Forest Landscape Grant Program (Upper Sierra Madre)

The Philippine Tropical Forest Conservation Foundation (PTFCF), Inc. is a non-stock, non-profit, non-government organization established in 2002, under two bilateral agreements between the governments of the United States of America and the Philippines, to provide grants to organizations that empower the people to protect the forests.

The Foundation is seeking proposals from qualified organizations for its Forest Landscape Grant Program in the Upper Sierra Madre. This covers the provinces of Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino.

Through this program, the Foundation intends to:

  1. Establish a participatory and coordinated strategy to natural resource management on a large scale;
  2. Increase understanding on the impacts of management decisions on forest ecosystems products and services;
  3. Mitigate climate change by reducing emissions from forest degradation and deforestation (REDD-Plus) activities consistent with the Philippine National REDD-Plus Strategy; and
  4. Ensure the satisfaction of local needs while contributing to national commitments and global targets.

For more information about the program, please download the Request for Proposals and PTFCF Results Framework, 2017-2021 through the links below:

  1. 2017 RFP Forest Landscape Grant Program for Upper Sierra Madre
  2. PTFCF Results Framework, 2017-2021 (for partners)

Interested entities may send their applications, using the prescribed templates for the proposals from the website, through mail or e-mail on or before May 8, 2017.

For more information about the program, please contact us through e-mail (admin@ptfcf.org) or phone ( (02) 891-0595 and (02) 864-0287).

PTFCF and TBI Sign MOU to Promote Sustainable Landscapes in the Philippines

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Philippine Tropical Forest Conservation Foundation (PTFCF) Executive Director Atty. Jose Andres Canivel and Stichting Tropenbos International (TBI) Director Dr. Rene Boot signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on March 7, 2017 to collaborate for the promotion of sustainable landscapes in the Philippines.

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The MOU committed the two organizations to share knowledge and expertise on sustainable landscapes. During the MOU signing, PTFCF and TBI jointly highlighted the initiatives that they will be collaborating on:

  1. Development of a landscape governance course for CSOs (civil society organizations) in the Philippines
  2. Organization of a National Environmental Forum in the Philippines

PTFCF Executive Director Atty. Jose Andres Canivel and TBI Director Dr. Rene Boot sign MOU to collaborate for the promotion of sustainable landscapes in the Philippines.

The activities, proposed by TBI as part of the Green Livelihoods Alliance (GLA) programme, seek to increase the knowledge of CSOs on the theory, practice and tools of landscape governance. Dubbed as “landscape leaders,” CSOs play a critical role in the initiation and promotion of sustainable landscapes. Ultimately, through this agreement, PTFCF and TBI hope to strengthen the abilities of CSOs in the development of policies and programs that can enable the inclusive and sustainable governance of landscapes.

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About PTFCF:

Established under two bilateral agreements between the governments of the United States of the America and Republic of the Philippines through the US Tropical Forest Conservation Act (TFCA), the Philippine Tropical Forest Conservation Foundation (PTFCF) is a non-profit organization that provides grants to organizations that empower the people to protect the forests.

About TBI:

Tropenbos International is an international non-governmental non-profit organization based in the Netherlands. It aims to achieve the sustainable management of tropical forest lands for the benefit of people, conservation and sustainable development.

 

Request for Proposals: Forest Landscape Grant Program (Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental)

Request for Proposals: Forest Landscape Grant Program (Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental)

 

RFP Forest Landscape Grant Program for Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental

 

The Philippine Tropical Forest Conservation Foundation (PTFCF), Inc. is a non-stock, non-profit, non-government organization established in 2002 under two bilateral agreements between the governments of the United States of America and the Philippines to provide grants to organizations that empower the people to protect the forests.

The Foundation is seeking proposals from qualified organizations for its Forest Landscape Grant Program in Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental.

Through this program, the Foundation intends to:

  1. Establish a participatory and coordinated strategy to natural resource management on a large scale;
  2. Increase understanding on the impacts of management decisions on forest ecosystems products and services;
  3. Mitigate climate change by reducing emissions from forest degradation and deforestation (REDD-Plus) activities consistent with the Philippine National REDD-Plus Strategy; and
  4. Ensure the satisfaction of local needs while contributing to national commitments and global targets.

For more information about the eligible activities and proponents, and requirements, please download the Request for Proposal and PTFCF Results Framework 2017-2021 through the links below:

Interested entities may send their applications, using the prescribed templates for the proposals from the website, through mail or e-mail on or before March 3, 2017.

For more information about the program, please contact us through e-mail (admin@ptfcf.org) or phone ( (02) 891-0595 and (02) 864-0287).

 

 

CALL FOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS: UPLB CFNR, MS NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION

 

Scholarship Grant:

The University of the Philippines Los Baños, College of Forestry and Natural Resources (UPLB-CFNR) and the UPLB-CFNR Alumni Association (UPLB-CFNRAA), in partnership with the Philippine Tropical Forest Conservation Foundation (PTFCF), launches the FOREST CONSERVATION AND STEWARDSHIP SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM (FCSSP-II) for the MS in Natural Resources Conservation Major in Biodiversity Conservation (Off-Campus Mode).

MS NRC Off-Campus Mode:

The MS NRC program of UPLB is designed to produce graduates capable of innovating on and operationalizing the principles and concepts of natural resources conservation, natural resources informatics, conservation planning, and the different approaches to natural resources conservation.

The off-campus mode of the MS NRC program is being offered to provide flexibility to working students. The faculty-in-charge of the course will meet the students in the Biodiversity Management Bureau, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center, Diliman, Quezon City.

The program requires a minimum of 34 units. One 3-unit course will be taken per month, every Saturday and Sunday. For courses without laboratory, classes will be 6 hours per day for the whole duration. For classes with laboratory, 6 hours per day for three weeks will be allotted for lecture classes and 9 hours per day for 1 week for laboratory classes to be held in UPLB.

Applicant Eligibility:

  • Must be a newly-admitted graduate student (with regular status as of January 2017) to the MS Natural Resources Conservation (MS NRC, Off-Campus Mode) of the UPLB Graduate School;
  • Must be working in the field of forestry and natural resources with at least two (2) years of work experience;
  • Must be willing to conduct a master’s thesis relevant to biodiversity conservation or related topics to be identified by PTFCF and its partner institutions, and UPLB-CFNR;
  • Must be willing to sign a scholarship contract and return service to home institution or work in the Philippines for at least two years; and
  • Must not be more than 50 years old at the time of application.

Grant Period:

1 ½ years (January 2017- May 2018)

Grant Coverage:

  • Tuition Fees, Miscellaneous Fees and Laboratory Fees for 3 semesters and 1 mid-year term
  • Monthly Stipend (PhP 3,500.00)
  • Thesis Support (PhP 25,000.00)

Application Deadline:

December 22, 2016

Notification of Acceptance:

2nd week, January, 2017

Contact:

For further details, please contact the UPLB-CFNR Dean, Dr. Willie P. Abasolo (wpabasolo@up.edu.ph), or the program coordinator, Dr. Analyn L. Codilan (alcodilan@up.edu.ph).

 

OML Center: Call for Resilience Grant Proposals

Now on its fourth year, the Oscar M. Lopez Center for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management Foundation, Inc. (OML Center) is pleased to announce its call for proposals for the 2016 Resilience Grants.
 
Science and technology have a critical role to play in enhancing the resilience of the sectors of society whose aspirations to develop sustainably are threatened by climate-related risks and disasters. With this in mind, the Center encourages submissions that focus on science-based innovations that will provide opportunities and adaptive alternatives to managing the risks and threats of climate change and variabilities.

In an effort to respond to our country’s need for more localized and impact-driven research, knowledge, and tools, the Center is looking for proposals that fill three specific themes:

Climate Risk and Resilience

  • Projects that will support assessments of current and future risks and determine the most appropriate strategies for managing these risks
  • Measures that seek to strengthen climate resiliency of communities
Climate Change Impacts on Sectors
  • Projects that will look into climate change impacts on ecosystems and primary industries, society (values, attitudes, climate resilient culture), justice, policy, governance , health, and the private sector
Advances in Climate Science
  • Innovations in climate science that will spur new solutions and have practical application in the areas of climate dynamics and modelling, climate prediction/weather forecasting, GIS and remote sensing, and loss and damage, among others
  • Early-stage climate adaptation technologies that will be able to demonstrate practical application of climate science
The Center also recognizes that for science to create real impact, innovations and knowledge must be widely understood, accepted, and used effectively by those threatened by risks and disasters, so that they may become catalysts or agents for sustainability themselves. To fill this gap between climate science solutions and user communities, the Center is limiting its acceptance to proposals that can demonstrate utilization/use and impact of project outputs.

The deadline for submission of Pre-Proposal Concept Note is 01 December 2016.

The deadline for submission of Proposals is 15 January 2017.


Email grants@omlopezcenter.org for inquiries.