Strengthen cohesion, inclusion, and resilience in your community

The Asia Foundation, through the support of the Australian Government, in collaboration with the DILG and Galing Pook Foundation, convened the pioneer batch of the LGU Fellowship Program on Social Cohesion and Resilience, with the goal to build a community of practice in fostering cohesive, inclusive, and resilient communities.

LGU Fellowship Program on
Social Cohesion and Resilience

The Fellowship Program features a two-track design composed of technical assistance to the Provincial LGUs (Provincial Track) and hybrid learning activities for Mayors (Mayors’ Fellowship).

The Provincial Track provided technical assistance and policy recommendations to strengthen provincial peace and community development programs in Maguindanao del Sur and Basilan.

The Mayors' Fellowship centered on local governance lessons in engaging partners and stakeholders and leading initiatives to build cohesive and resilient communities in areas affected by violence and conflict.

Interested to implement your own social cohesion and resilience project? Check the ready-made template below!

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Meet your Fellows!

Learn more about the public servants who choose to strengthen their communities' cohesion, inclusivity, and resilience!

Stay tuned for the recommendations!

After the fellowship, Project CIRCLE will provide policy and program recommendations on how to mitigate violent conflict, which can be used by LGUs nationwide. Check out the projects of the mayor fellows to get quick inspiration while that's on-going!

Meet Fellows