” The 5th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Rural Development and Poverty Eradication (RDPE) Leadership Awards was originally scheduled to be held virtually in conjunction with the 12th ASEAN Ministers Meeting on Rural Development and Poverty Reduction (AMRDPE) last November 2021 and later postponed to April 2022.

As such, the National Anti-Poverty Commission once again invites nominations for the 5th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Rural Development and Poverty Eradication Leadership Awards. The awards aim to recognize exemplary roles and outstanding achievements and contributions of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society organizations (CSOs), and the private sector in ASEAN Member States (AMS) in the field of rural development and poverty eradication.

Thus, you are enjoined to participate in the Leadership Awards and showcase the Philippine models and innovations in rural development and poverty eradication. Attached herewith are the awarding guidelines, nomination forms, terms of reference, and official call for nominations, for your reference. “