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forumZFD is an International Non-Governmental Organisation (INGO), established in 1996. We are working in the field of conflict transformation in eleven countries in Europe, the Middle East and South East Asia. Get more detailed information about our organisation.

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.

Our mission

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 partners

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), Pambansang Koalisyon ng Kababaihan sa Kanayunan (PKKK), Ateneo de Davao University (AdDU), and Al Qalam Institute (AQI).


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forumZFD Philippines Office

Forum Civil Peace Service

Suite B-305, Plaza De Luisa
R. Magsaysay Avenue
Davao City 8000
Mindanao / Philippines
Phone: +63 82 2822762