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The 13th General Assembly of Mindanao Coalition of Development NGO Networks (MINCODE) was held last June 25-26, 2010 at the
Mindanao Training and Resource Center, Bajada, Davao City with this year’s theme, “Assessing Opportunities and Preserving
Solidarity, Relevance and Sustainability under the Aquino Administration.”
The first part of the General Assembly focused on regional evaluation and reflection that aims to reflect and evaluate the CSO partisan
and non-partisan engagement in May 2010 elections drawing lessons for future engagements in the next elections and with the new
government. The network’s members were also able to identify and discuss key and urgent policy recommendations, programs and
projects for the new national and local governments. Members identified and agreed on important action point for development
advocacy reforms at the local and national level and formulated institutional post-election action plans. Mr. Sixto Donato Macasaet,
Executive Director of CODE-NGO presented a general situationer on the problems, challenges and opportunities of the incoming
administration along with the Development and Reform Agenda and Change Politics Movement.
Ms. Jocelyn B. Gerra, Ph.D., the Executive Director and Chairperson of the 5th Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. Triennial Awards
presented their program and projects and announced the Foundation’s call for nominations committee. Previous awardees Rev. Fr.
Reuben dela Cruz of Integrated Health Ministries Inc., (BIHMI) and Mr. Doming Tadena of Philippine Eagle Foundation shared their
experiences and encouraged the participants to participate by sending in their nominees to the awards committee.
The second part of the meeting reviewed and confirmed MINCODE’s 2008-2009 performance vis-a-vis its Strategic Operations Plan.
The meeting also tackled the results of the nationwide consultations on the Development and Reform Agenda of the CSOs in the next
five years and reconstituted the network’s governance structure and sustainability mechanisms.
MINCODE held 13th General Assembly