UP prof to launch book

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UNIVERSITY of the Philippines Cebu professor Felisa U. Etemadi’s work, “People Participation in Urban Governance in Cebu: A Reader” will be launched on Dec. 12 at 4:30 p.m. at the Ayala Center, Cebu Business Park.

The book is published by the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) and reviewed by Dr. Resil Mojares, professor emeritus of the University of San Carlos.

The collection gathers Etemadi’s research studies on urban governance in Cebu City from the early 1990s to mid-2010. Her studies highlight two main themes: collaboration or partnership between government organizations (GOs) and non-government organizations (NGOs) and community-based groups in social services delivery; and civil society participation in political processes from agenda-setting, planning, programming to budgeting, implementation and monitoring.

Part I has 13 articles published previously in academic journals. Nine unpublished articles in Part II update the developments discussed in the earlier works and provide a macro view of Cebu’s economy, poverty mapping, NGO coalition Kaabag sa Sugbo’s governance agenda, GO-NGO political engagement, socialized housing, sidewalk and street vending, child-friendly city programme, gender mainstreaming and the water divide.

For more information, please contact 4187234 or visit www.rafi.org.ph or www.facebook.com/rafi.org.ph.

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