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The Community-Based Ecological Solid Waste Management Program (CBESWMP) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) became recipient to the Merit Award on Communication Management – Economic, Social, and Environmental Development Division at the Gold Quill Awards of the International Association of Business Communicators-Philippines.
The Program, in partnership with the National Solid Waste Management Commission-Secretariat (NSWMC) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), served as catalyst for local government units to fulfill the mandates of the Republic Act No. 9003, or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 through a bottom-up approach using 10 pilot areas in 11 barangays in Metro Manila. These pilot areas now serve as showcases of the successful implementation of ecological solid waste management, which other communities could emulate.
The Program has also produced several key information and education campaign materials, including the RA9003 poster, the “Basura Kid at Iba Pa” comic book, and the Solid Waste Management Made Easy Handbook (for households) and Fieldbook (for local government units and ESWM implementers). These materials have been developed to ensure the sustainability and replicability of the Program, and are in fact, being reproduced by ESWM stakeholders nationwide, including SM Malls and the Philippine Economic Zone Authority.
The Gold Quill Awards was held at the Philippine International Convention Center last March 16, 2007. To date, the success of the CBESWM Program continues as five out of the ten pilot sites qualified in the Nationwide Search for Model Barangays on Eco-Waste Management 2006-07.
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