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About IBON International

IBON International is a service institution with an international character and scope of work. In our advocacy, we cooperate mainly with social movements and civil society constituencies in all regions of the world, especially in the global South and among marginalised groups.

We work with a broad range of CSOs, directly and through networks and partnerships, in building consensus on development issues. We help them bring this consensus to wider global arenas through engagement in international processes.

IBON International is in special consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC).

MORE ON OUR HISTORY

IBON Foundation started in 1978 as a semi-legal biweekly newsletter focused on socio-economic data and analysis, as part of the mass resistance against the repressive Marcos dictatorship in the Philippines.

From 1993 onwards, IBON Foundation’s international work accelerated, especially after we set up an international department in 1998.

We grew exponentially since the inception of independent programming as IBON International in 2005. Now an independent foundation, we currently manage several programs, global and international networks, and regional offices.

We retain close relations of solidarity with IBON Foundation , sharing with it numerous bonds of common roots and traditions of advocating social justice and social transformation through knowledge building and knowledge sharing.

IBON AS SYMBOL

In Filipino, ibon means bird. In evolving Philippine tradition, the image of a bird in flight has come to mean freedom and, by extension, an oppressed people's struggle for freedom.

OUR VISION

We envision a society and world of prosperity, democracy, and freedom from war and strife, inequality, bondage and oppression.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to contribute to capacity development of people’s movements for human rights and democracy.

OUR LONG-TERM GOAL AND STRATEGIES

We aim, as our long-term goal, to contribute to building global mass movements of oppressed and marginalised peoples, to challenging neoliberal globalisation, war and all forms of oppression, and to advancing people’s individual and collective rights, democracy, social justice and equality, ecological sustainability and liberation.

In pursuance of this long-term goal, IBON International defines and pursues a set of strategic objectives from one planning period to the next.

On that basis, we continually reach out to people in all regions, seek and develop partnerships, advance our advocacies, and strengthen our own internal capacity.

GOVERNANCE BODIES

As a foundation, IBON International is governed by a Board of Trustees elected by its general membership meeting. Its officers include a Chairperson, a Vice Chairperson, a Treasurer, a Secretary, and an Executive Director.

IBON International’s regular and day-to-day operations are managed by a Management Committee, which is composed of the Executive Director, the department/program heads, the Treasurer, and other members of the BOT who are in the regular staff.

Board of Trustees

Sarojeni-V.-Rengam
Sarojeni V. Rengam Chairperson - Malaysia, PAN Asia Pacific
Prof.-Roland-Simbula
Prof. Roland Simbulan Treasurer - Philippines, Center for People Empowerment in Governance
Roselynn-Musa
Roselynn Musa Vice Chairperson - Kenya, Agenda for Change
Demba-Moussa-Dembele
Demba Moussa Dembele Member - Senegal, Africaine de Recherche et de Coopération pour l’Appui au Développement Endogène
Atty.-Edwin-de-la-Cruz
Atty. Edwin de la Cruz Secretary - Philippines, National Union of Peoples' Lawyers
Beverly-Longid
Beverly Longid Member - Philippines, Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self-Determination and Liberation
Sylvia-Flores-Mallari
Sylvia Flores Mallari Philippines - Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas
Amirah-Ali-Lidasan
Amirah Ali Lidasan Member - Philippines, Moro Christian Alliance

Management Committee

Amy Padilla
Executive Director
apadilla@iboninternational.org

Jennifer del Rosario-Malonzo
Deputy Director
Policy, Communications & Training Team Head

jmalonzo@iboninternational.org

Lorelei Covero
Programme Manager
lcovero@iboninternational.org

Helen Jimenez
Administrative Unit & Finance Unit Head
hjimenez@iboninternational.org

Roberto Pinauin
CPDE Executive Secretary
rpinauin@iboninternational.org

Maria Teresa Dominong
CPDE Finance Manager
mdominong@iboninternational.org

Worldwide Offices

CENTRAL OFFICES

IN AFRICA

East and Southern Africa Office
esao@iboninternational.org

West and Central Africa Office
hfaye@iboninternational.org

IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

Latin America and the Caribbean
Email: lac@iboninternational.org

IN EUROPE

Representative Office in Europe
gbalangue@iboninternational.org

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