Vision Statement: A strong and dynamic network for people empowerment and sustainable environment
The CSDO-SC commits to:
1. Unite and sustain its members through institutional excellence, community-based programs and environmental development;
2. Promote gender equality and social responsibility;
3. Attain highest degree of credibility and integrity among its partners through competence, commitment and volunteerism.
CSDO-SC works in partnership with its member-organizations to proactively address issues and concerns toward people empowerment
and sustainable development through the following Key Result Areas:
• Environmental Rehabilitation and Regeneration
• Economic/Enterprise Development
• Basic Social Services / Infrastructure Support
• Gender and Development
• Peace and Development
• Culture and Development
Moreover, it promotes partnership and linkaging among its members and other stakeholders in the area with the following
The Coalition of Social Development Organizations in South Cotabato
(CSDO-SC) is a private, non-profit, and non-stock social development organization composed of different NGOs and POs in the
Province of South Cotabato. It aims to unify the goals, directions and strategies of its members in order to optimize impact
in its area of coverage.
CSDO-SC was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on July 4, 1994. It became an offshoot of the
Local Government Code of 1991. It was about the same time that the SOCSARGEN Growth Plan emerged, marking the breakthrough
of Local Government Units (LGU), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and Private Sector collaboration.
Moreover, after the assessment of the needs in the province came the need for a mechanism to overcome the weak points
of various social development organizations. Hence, these organizations coalesced to what is now known as the CSDO-SC. To
date, the coalition has 27 member-organizations. The development directions of the coalition are governed by its Board of
Trustees cum Executive Committee (EXECOM). On the other hand, day-to-day operations are handled by the Support Management
Unit (SMU) with highly trained professional staff.
The Coalition finds its strength in the presence of its strong membership. Strong membership is evidenced by the commitment
and adherence to one vision of its member-organizations. Moreover, the Geographic Approach of the Coalition provides a synergism
of development initiatives, collaboration and co-ownership of different stakeholders to pave way to greater tangible impacts
to target areas with localized monitoring by the same development players.