What is extreme poverty?
In the Philippines, the PSA estimated that 8.1% of the population is considered subsistence poor in 2015. This means that 1.3 million Filipino families are not able to meet their food and other basic needs.
How did ZEP start?
The members of civil society founded ZEP with much optimism, courage, and hope that poverty in the Philippines can be dealt with once and for all. This renewed effort draws upon decades-long partnerships and commitment impact in addressing the multiple dimensions of poverty. By the year 2030, the ZEP coalition envisions that no Filipino will be left behind in the development and growth of the nation.
How does ZEP work?
Where does ZEP operate?
Who can join ZEP?
• sectoral groups
• non-government organizations (NGOs)
• community-based organizations
• CSO networks
• business and corporate organizations
• universities/academic institutions
• faith-based organizations
• think tanks and research institutions
ZEP also collaborates with national government agencies and local government units to complement long-term poverty alleviation efforts towards attaining inclusive national development.
How can my organization help?
- Join a thematic cluster working to address the multiple dimensions of extreme poverty: Agriculture and Fisheries, Education, Environment, Health, Housing and Shelter, Livelihood, and Partnerships for Indigenous People
- Offer or enroll appropriate programs as contribution in achieving the goals of the ZEP movement
- Support the activities of organizations with specific programs for extremely poor communities
- Assist in data gathering and share information about poverty reduction initiatives
- Volunteer as a local convenor/partner to facilitate convergence at the provincial, municipal or city level
What are the roles of the ZEP local convenor?