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Vision Statement: A strong and dynamic network for people empowerment and sustainable environment
Mission Statement:
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 guiding principles:
• Democracy
• Cooperation
• Autonomy
• Transparency
• Subsidiarity
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.