G-Watch Dialogue on Community-Based Sustainable Tourism (CBST)

Government Watch (G-Watch) is formerly a social accountability program of a university founded in 2000 that is currently rebooting, in transition to being an independent national action research organization embedded in constituencies of civic and advocacy-oriented organizations all over the Philippines aiming to contribute in the deepening of democracy through the scaling of accountability and citizen empowerment. 

As a social accountability organization, G-Watch aims to advance strategic citizen action through multi-level engagement and coalition-building in monitoring key government programs and service delivery. G-Watch has built expertise specifically on procurement monitoring and public finance policy reform over the years. In Puerto Princesa City, G-Watch focuses its engagement on community-based sustainable tourism (CBST), particularly in ensuring that CBSTs and its stakeholders to comply with standards on environmental protection and sustainable livelihood. 

On September 21, 8am-12nn at Conference hall 1, New Green City Hall, G-Watch Center and G-Watch-Puerto Princesa, in cooperation with the City Government of Puerto Princesa, shall be holding “G-Watch Dialogue on CBST.” The said dialogue will serve as a platform for CBST leaders and official from relevant local and national government offices to tackle pending issues and challenges that impede the effective functioning and expansion of CBST towards becoming an alternative strategy for poverty reduction.

Expected to attend are the following national and local government offices identified in relation to key issues that the CBSTs are facing: Sangguniang Panglunsod, City Tourism Department, City ENRO Office, City Planning Office/DCPC, National Commission for Indigenous People (NCIP)/IPMR, City Legal Office, Department of Trade and Industry, TESDA, DOST, DOLE, CDA and PCSD and BuCor. Key CSOs of Palawan were also invited.

See poster for inquiries or for confirmation of your attendance.