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  • MSU-IIT NMPC Celebrates 40th Anniversary

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PCW, NATCCO Ink MOU for Women Empowerment

QUEZON CITY -- The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and the National Confederation of Cooperatives (NATCCO Network) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support the government’s efforts in women economic empowerment. 

Under the deal, the PCW will provide technical and financial support for NATTCO to implement activities under the Gender-Responsive Economic Actions for the Transformation of Women (GREAT Women) Project 2. These activities support the promotion of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) as a way of creating jobs in nine cooperatives and as a major scheme for alleviating poverty, to be implemented in 2017 until 2018, with possibility for extension. 

Nine cooperatives in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao have been earmarked for the Project.

NATCCO Chief Executve Officer Sylvia O. Paraguya and PCW Executive Director Emmeline Verzosa signed the MOU during the 40th anniversary celebration of NATCCO held at Eastwood Richmonde Hotel on January 23.  NATCCO Board of Directors Chairperson Atty. Adolfo A. Ybañez and GREAT Women 2 Project Manager Luzviminda Villanueva affixed their signatures as witnesses.

The ceremony was witnessed by more than 300 co-op leaders and managers attending the 2017 National Managers and Leaders’ Congress of the NATCCO Network to be held the following day.

Under the MOU, the NATCCO Network will identify cooperatives as business development service providers (BDS) that will act as consolidators of products of their respective MSME coop members.  NATCCO Network will also orient cooperatives on the GREAT Women Project, conduct trainings on business development modules and financial literacy with gender lens, and provide e-learning sessions on business development to MSMEs.

A work plan will be drafted and finalized soon to allow PCW and NATCCO to examine and evaluate the pilot implementation of the project. 

The GREAT Women Project is a governance and capacity development project of the Philippines and Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) that aims to promote and support a gender-responsive enabling environment for women's economic empowerment, particularly those in microenterprises.

The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) is the primary policy-making and coordinating body on women and gender equality concerns. As the oversight body on women’s concerns, the PCW acts as a catalyst for gender mainstreaming, authority on women’s concerns, and lead advocate of women’s empowerment, gender equity, and gender equality in the country.

The PCW was formerly known as the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW) until August 14, 2009. This was the date that NCRFW was renamed as PCW and its mandate was expanded by the enactment of Republic Act 9710, otherwise known as the Magna Carta of Women (MCW).

 

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