DSWD all set to address the poor’s needs in “Understanding the Poor” conference

October 29, 2012 5:55 am 

MANILA, Oct. 28 — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will run a Poverty Conference on October 29 at the GT-Toyota Asian Cultural Center, UP Diliman, Quezon City.

In line with the development goals and social protection objective of the Philippine Development Plan, the poverty conference seeks to empower and protect the poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals, families and communities from individual life cycle, economic, environmental and social risks

Members of the academe, development practitioners, policy-makers, and members of media will be attending the conference.

The resource speakers include: National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) assistant director, Myrna Asuncion, Ateneo de Naga University professor, Federico Lagdameo and Maricel Racelis from the private sector.

The conference works towards a common understanding on who the poor are, determine the difference between the poor of today and the poor of the past.

It also intends to discuss the relation between poverty and social exclusion, examine current policies and strategies in addressing poverty and social exclusion in relation to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and to cull out strategies and policy recommendations to enhance selection process and targeting of the poor. (PNA)

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