Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project (GGP) Promotion in League of Municipalities of the Philippines – Luzon and Mindanao Cluster
Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) - Press Release No.45 - 2017
Third Secretary Atsushi Kobayashi attended the Luzon Island Cluster Conference of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) to promote “The Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project (GGP)1” last November 22, 2017 held in Cebu City. The event was attended by more than five hundred (500) Municipal Mayors from various municipalities in Luzon Islands.
Furthermore, promotion was also conducted by the Embassy of Japan (EOJ) during the Mindanao Island cluster Conference of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines last October 26, 2017 at Cebu city and was participated by more than 400 Municipal Mayors from Mindanao.
In his opening address, Mr.Kobayashi mentioned that EOJ has implemented more than 500 projects in the Philippines, which provided facilities and equipment for education, health, agriculture and capacity building under the GGP. He emphasized that the promotion is a chance for the participants to understand the GGP scheme as well as assurance of Japan’s continuous participation in promoting socio-economic assistance in the country.
After the presentation, participants were given the chance to make clarifications and ask questions about GGP in the booth installed at the venue. Many of them have expressed their interest in GGP and want to improve the condition of their communities through this scheme.
1 The Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) was established in 1989 to assist NGOs and local public authorities in developing countries in responding to various development needs in a prompt and complete manner, even though on a comparatively scale.
For more information about GGP / Japan’s ODA to the Philippines, please visit our website at: https://www.ph.emb-japan.go.jp/bilateral/oda/grassroots.html.