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Edwin Balajadia

Edwin Balajadia

PRRM Negros Occidental Chapter, Board Member

Hails from Bacolod City, Negros Occidental

Former student leader and campus editor (was founding chair and vice chair of the Negros Occidental & Western Visayas Chapters of the College Editors Guild of the Philippines)

Served the people from 1986 onwards (as a journalist, labor and environmental activist, and sustainable development advocate)

Editor for Labor Organizations/institutions (NFSW-FGT, NACUSIP-TUCP, TUCP, USLS Labor Desk)

Joined PRRM-Negros as Movement-building Officer (1998), promoted to Branch Manager in 1999 and helped in organizing the Negros and Iloilo PRRM Chapters (1999)

Led the Negros Office to two successful external evaluations for its Sustainable Area Development Program (SADP) in 2000 & 2002

As Chapter project co-team leader, helped in the crafting of the Kabankalan City Environment Code, thru a first-ever participatory form of legislative action in the province (2004 – 2005)

Currently, NGO member in the Western Visayas Regional Development Council (RDC)-VI and Vice Chair of the Western Visayas Network of Social Development NGOs (WeVNET)

Was instrumental in the organizing/formation of the Negros Occidental Small Fishers Alliance (NOSFA), which unites some 80 small fisher organizations in 12 coastal towns and cities, and the CSO BUB Forum (CBF), a multi-sectoral alliance active in participatory budgeting and governance in eight (8) local government units of the province

Was able to generate more than P35 Million worth of BUB/public projects for PRRM’s grassroots partners (from 2013-2015)

Publications

Journals, Books, Articles, Features and Commentaries on national and international policy, grassroots developments and initiatives and rural reconstruction movement. Read more
Community and Habitat No. 13: Community resilience needs a change in mindset Community and Habitat No. 13: Community resilience needs a change in mindset
Community resilience needs a change in mindset
THIS ISSUE OF PRRM’S COMMUNITY & HABITAT JOURNAL IS focused on the intertwined issues of climate change, energy and food.

Development Courses
Conrado Benitez Institute for Sustainability (CBIS)

The CBIS offers a range of sustainable development courses covering different situations. Read more

Downloadable Forms
CBIS Handbook 4 | Enrollment Form