forumZFD in the Philippines
In 2007, we started our work in the Philippines with the goal of promoting non-violent ways of dealing with conflict. Today, the organization employs more than 15 people in three project offices on the island of Mindanao: in Davao, Butuan, and Cotabato. We work with and support actors dedicated to peace and non-violent conflict transformation. Committed to impartiality, we engage actors from different spheres of society including local civil society, Indigenous Peoples (IPs), journalists, film-makers, universities, teachers, and various government institutions.
Together with our local partners, we work in three thematic areas: we promote a deeper understanding of the conflict and its causes, enhance the participation of marginalized groups in peace processes, and promote and strengthen methods and skills of Non-Violent Conflict Transformation (NVCT).
Our local partners are, among others: the Commission on Higher Education (CHED, Davao Region), the Peace and Conflict Journalism Network (PECOJON), the Media Educators Mindanao network (MEM), Kutawato Multimedia Network (KuMuNet), the Notre Dame Broadcasting Corporation (NDBC), Panaghiusa Alang sa Kaugalingnan ug Kalingkawasan, Inc. (PASAKK), Ateneo de Davao University (AdDU), and Al Qalam Institute (AQI).
Code of Conduct
In keeping with its mission and values, forumZFD is committed to maintaining the highest degree of ethical conduct amongst all its staff. The Code of Conduct (CoC) is based on our common values and principles as set out in the organization’s Articles of Association and Mission Statement.
The objective of the Code of Conduct is to create a common understanding of forumZFD’s principles and rules of conduct amongst all staff, thereby promoting consistent standards of behavior. It lays out the principles and rules for our ethical, social and legal conduct. It is designed for the guidance and protection of all persons employed by and working with forumZFD by setting out what is considered acceptable professional and ethical behavior.