Back-to-back with the 8th General Assembly of the Zero Extreme Poverty 2030 (ZEP2030) Movement, a Year End Meeting with Local Convenors and partner Local Chief Executives was conducted on November 24, 2023 at the UNILAB Bayanihan Center in Pasig City. The meeting was the culmination of a series of online Kumustahan sessions with Local Convenors from ten (10) ZEP2030 convergence areas wherein they discussed their challenges, emerging issues, approaches, and plans in the year ahead.
The in-person meeting provided a timely opportunity for an in-depth dialogue between ZEP2030 Lead Convenors and Local Convenors on the facilitating factors and constraints as the coalition strives to expand and deepen the local convergences and reach more families in extreme poverty. The group also agreed on strategic ways forward, including a more meaningful collaboration with government; streamlining the thematic clusters; and establishing the link between the thematic clusters and the area-based local convergences.
The Year End Meeting was facilitated by Mr. Oman Jiao, Executive Director of the Association of Foundations (AF). AF is a Lead Convenor of the ZEP2030 Movement.