𝑷𝒂𝒍𝒂𝒘𝒂𝒏, 𝑷𝒉𝒊𝒍𝒊𝒑𝒑𝒊𝒏𝒆𝒔- In a momentous gathering of Social Impact Leaders, the Legal Services Section of the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) participated in the event titled “Arampangan: A gathering of Social Impact Leaders to Reimagine Palawan.” This event saw the convergence of various non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and civil society organizations, such as the Katala Foundation, LAMAVE, Conservation International Philippines, Center for Sustainability Ph, Community Centered Conservation (C3), Zoological Society of London-Philippines (ZSL), Environmental Legal Assistance Center, Inc. (ELAC), and Roots of Health.
The primary objective of this event was to bridge the gap between change makers and the local government, fostering relationships that will enable them to work collectively towards the common goal of protecting the environment and promoting sustainable development in the region.
During the gathering, the PCSDS Legal Services Section took center stage, discussing the unique features of the Strategic Environmental Plan for Palawan (SEP) Act. This law has played a pivotal role in the conservation efforts of the province, and its understanding is vital for the successful implementation of any environmental initiatives.
Moreover, the event featured an open forum where the attendees engaged in insightful discussions. The participants enthusiastically explored ways to establish better relationships with the PCSD, emphasizing the importance of future collaborations. By working together, these environmental advocates and government representatives aim to maximize their impact and create positive changes for Palawan’s pristine natural habitats and local communities.
The event proved to be a significant step forward in strengthening the partnership between NGOs, civil society organizations, and the PCSDS. As they unite their efforts, they envision a future of sustainable development, where the unique biodiversity and ecological wonders of Palawan are preserved for generations to come.-18 July 2023