A Public Forum on Marginalized Societies and the State in the Time of Pandemic: The Philippine Case

The UP CIDS Program on Alternative Development (AltDev) invites you to “A Public Forum on Marginalized Societies and the State in the Time of Pandemic: The Philippine Case” on December 9, 2020 (Wednesday), 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM, via Zoom.
This public forum draws from the report of a collaborative research project between the UP CIDS Program on Alternative Development and the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Jakarta Office on the multifaceted challenges confronted and addressed by marginalized communities in the Philippines amid the COVID-19 crisis.

The Case Studies

While COVID-19’s adverse impact cuts across all sectors of society, poor and marginalized communities are more vulnerable and bear the brunt of the crisis. Despite difficulties and various limitations, however, some grassroots organizations have taken up important roles in providing relief for their communities, especially in areas where government support was lacking. In this context, it is important to look into the effect of the pandemic on society’s marginalized and vulnerable sectors and how they responded to it.
The UP CIDS AltDev, with support from the UNESCO, examined five grassroots cases: (1) an urban poor homeowners association, (2) a health watch program of a relocated urban poor community, (3) a women’s micro-social enterprise, (4) an indigenous people’s community, and (5) a school for indigenous children and youth. These cases generated vivid stories narrated from the community level on how the multifaceted challenges of the pandemic are confronted and addressed.

Join the Forum

Join the forum via Zoom at https://up-edu.zoom.us/j/89815035830 and enter the passcode (altreg2020).


For more information, contact Ms. Micah Orlino (Program Officer, UP CIDS Program on Alternative Development) at [email protected] or at 09156465339.

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