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Womynet holds 2nd quarter meet

Davao City (20 June) -- In line with the advocacy on Women in Economy and Women in Environment, the WOMYN Network Group in coordination with the Davao City Water District will hold its 2nd Quarterly meeting on June 20, 2007 which will be held at the Davao City Water District (DCWD) – Regional Training Center located at Madapo Hills, Davao City.

The activity will include the General Assembly in the morning and lecture Forum on Environment in the afternoon with the following topics and resource speakers on Sustainable Agriculture by Silverio Cardona, executive director of Balay Davao Sur Inc., Digos, Davao del Sur and Aerial Banning Ordinance and Water Shed Management & Conservation Ordinance by Lia Jasmin Esquillo, executive director-Interface Development Interventions, Inc. (IDIS).

The present situation is that Davao City is confronted with the problem of denudation of forest, harmful aerial spraying wantonly by banana plantations and toxic waste dumping of industries, all of which pose danger and put out water resources at risk.

This condition alarmingly putting threat to both life and environment, these life-threatening issues impel us to respond through information and education specifically to stakeholders, leaders and decision-makers of the city. it is this context that such a forum is conducted.

The objectives of the forum include to inform the participants about the aerial spraying practices in the environmental critical area and the implication the Aerial Banning Ordinance to the community; to keep the participants abreast of the new Watershed Management Protection and Conservation Ordinance in Davao City; and to come up with an action plan that the women sector in Davao City can help protect and conserve the environment through proper implementation of the new ordinances in Davao City. (WOMYN Network Group/PIA XI) [top]

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