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Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP)

Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP)

Institute of Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS), Rotterdam, The Netherlands and IHS Jakarta Office, Indonesia

League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP)

Mapua Institute of Technology (MIT)

The Philippine Women's University (PWU)

University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain

UP Engineering Research and Development Foundation, University of the Philippines

Water, Engineering and Development Center (WEDC), Loughborough University, Leicestershire, United Kingdom

In furtherance of its mission to advance sustainable development through effective development finance, ADFIAP met with Mr. Luis Antonio Mañeru in his capacity as the Philippine contact of the Oviedo Chamber of Commerce to explore a possible team-up with the Spanish business organization on a project for an EU grant under its SWITCH programme in Asia. The aim of SWITCH Asia is to promote sustainable consumption and production (SCP) in the region by working simultaneously with producers and consumers on the ground and at the level of policy-making by supporting the formulation and implementation of SCP-related policies.

The initial concept revolves around harnessing both ADFIAP and Oviedo Chamber of Commerce’s networks and strengths in the area of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) as well as their “green” initiatives. SMEs provide a common target group for both organizations in promoting sustainable development. On one hand, ADFIAP member-development banks provide project financing for SMEs to improve their business performance through the introduction of SCP technologies while on the other, Oviedo’s members in the SME sector can share their experiences and transfer their developed technologies in using SCP applications to various industry sectors across the region.

CUMEINC attends the Asia Clean Energy Forum 2010 on June23-25 at ADB headquarters Manila organized by the ADB and USAID. (Read more)

CUMEINC conducts an ARC Cooperative Re-engineering Project: Enterprise Planning in Pampanga and Zambales for the first batch of Agrarian reform Beneficiary Organizations on May 18-21 and the second batch in Leyte on September 7- 10 for the Department of Agrarian Reform.(Read more…)

CUMEINC congratulates a member of its Advisory Board, Dr. Cayetano Paderanga who was recently appointed as the new head of the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA)

CEO & President of CUMEINC, Yolanda C. Velez conducts a series of lectures on Internal Control for 2 batches of internal auditors of various national line agencies of the Kingdom of Bhutan.

CUMEINC responds to the water crisis by developing the EU-Philippines Cooperation for LGU Capacity Building for Integrated Urban Water Resource Management funded by the European Commission and pilots the IUWRM planning model for 6 member-LGUs of the League of Cities of the Philippines.(Read more…)

CUMEINC develops the project concept of the Environmental Governance Standards for Development Banks in Asia approved for funding by the European Commission with the ADFIAP as executing organization in cooperation with the Wuppertal Institute- Centre for SCP in Germany. For details, visit see )

The Center has re-launched the project website of the Philippine Trade and Tourism Information Service, now known as PhilCTTIS ( ) last August 2, 2010. Its first launching was at the LCP National Convention last January 21, 2007 when the MOU was signed between and among the CUMEINC, the League of Cities of the Philippines and e-PLDT at the Manila Hotel.

The PhilCTTIS project has been designed by the Center as a support program for helping cities participate in a globalizing economy, primarily by encouraging the city governments to take an active hand in trade and tourism promotions. This project brings to the forefront the importance of making use of the development information highway in providing a wider access to information on trade and tourism investment opportunities to the Filipino entrepreneurs, global travelers, real estate developers, and professional traders and exporters from the various parts of the Philippine archipelago.

With the full support of the city governments, we are looking forward to bringing to the public more relevant and timely information as we expand the PhilCTTIS Network and work together with the city information officers of Philippine cities.

We are happy to note that as of end of September 2007, the PhilCTTIS had already reached the 766,200 mark for its number of visits after a 4-month test run, with visitors coming from as far as UK, Spain, and Australia.

We invite all city, municipal and provincial officials to visit and contribute your feature articles on our city pages.

Click this to download the profile of PhilCTTIS Project in PDF

CUMEINC conducts the first International Course on Strategic Sanitation Planning designed by its CEO & President, Yolanda C. Velez for the first batch of engineering professionals of LGUs, local water districts, and private firms in association with the,Mapua Tech Serv on June 15-17, 2010 at the Heritage Hotel Manila. This project was developed in collaboration with the Embajada de Espana en Manila, the YGC companies, Belgian Embassy and Embassy of Austria. Register now for STRATSAN II at

CUMEINC CEO and President, Yolanda C. Velez, designs a business conference, GREEN INNOVATIONS: Enjoing the Social Benefits of Green Investing While Improving Corporate Business Performance in association with Mapua Tech Serv with the European Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines as co-organizer and in collaboration with the Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines, the Philippine Business for Environment and Embajada de Espana en Manila.

E & S Newsletter 8/2010
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Environment and Sustainability (E & S) is a non-profit communication platform to disseminate information on water, sanitation, clean energy and other environmental information on the Philippines, with the aim of helping business and industry, local governments and communities move onto a path of environmental sustainability, eco-innovation and eco-profits.

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In the August 2010 issue of the E & S Newsletter:

>>> Pasay City: BFAR Promotes Sustainable Fish Farming at Agrilink 2010
BFAR’s intensified activities in promoting fish production is brought about by a steadily increasing demand for fish and aquaculture products, both for the local market and export destinations like the United States, Japan and the European Union.

>>> Geneva: UN issues declaration that water and sanitation is a human right
Last month, for the first time, the U.N. General Assembly is preparing to vote on a historic resolution declaring the human right to “safe and clean drinking water and sanitation.” It is a pivotal opportunity.

>>> London: Bacolod Foundation a finalist at the BBC World Challenge

>>> Makati City: EU Switch Asia now in the Philippines implementing SCP projects
The Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines currently sponsoring the projects of the EU SWITCH Asia in the Philippines.

>>> Marikina City: A Park by the River
Beneath a recreational park is an underground wastewater treatment plant that processes sewage flowing into the Marikina River.

>>> Makati City: “GREEN INNOVATIONS: Enjoing the Social Benefits of Green Investing While Improving Corporate Business Performance” a business conference currently being developed by Mapua Tech Serv and the Center for Urban Management and Environment with the European Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines as co-organizer , focuses on green engineering solutions for greater ecological profits designed for CEOs, Presidents, engineering professionals, and managers of manufacturing and service firms, academic institutions and research organizations.

>>> Tokyo: The Spread of Solar Power in Japan
The article discusses the history of solar power in Japan and its spread with strong LGU support

>>> Scotland: Siemens to supply 68 wind turbines to Scotland
Siemens Energy has received an order for the supply of 68 wind turbines with a capacity of 2.3 MW each for the Scottish onshore wind park Griffin. Purchaser is SSE Renewables, a subsidiary of the energy provider Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE). The Griffin wind power project is located 30 km northwest of Perth in the Scottish Highlands. Upon its completion in 2012, the wind power plant will have a capacity of 156 MW and is expected to generate enough power to supply over 80,000 homes. more...

>>> Makati City: “STRATSAN II: Preparing a Local Sanitation Plan”, another course offering scheduled on the last week of March 2011 under the Environmental Governance Resources Series

>>> Wuppertal: International Economics of Resource Efficiency
A book on challenges and chances at handling resources

>>> Environmental Governance Associates now organized as our learning exchange circle.

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