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115The Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines wins Gold Prize in the recently concluded Global Innovation Competition sponsored by Making All Voices Count, in Accra Ghana, for the project "Increasing Transparency in Extractive Industries".
Represented by ULAP Executive Director Czarina Medina-Guce and Director for Plans Programs and Policy Genixon David, ULAP pushed for the governance innovation of combining a local multi-stakeholder platform, local open data innovations, and social accountability approaches to create plans and budgets in the local levels that reflect priorities of Local governments, indigenous peoples, mining companies, and CSOs.
ULAP is one of the 15 finalists from different countries. The finalists underwent a series of mentorship sessions for the innovation incubation, and were judged through a series of presentations to a panel of jury.
Read more here: www.makingallvoicescount.org/news/innovation-requires-learning-adaptation-and-being-open-to-making-mistakes-finals-of-the-global-innovation-competition-2016/