Multi-Party Partnerships and Sustainable Education for Shared Prosperity: Impact Study Among Adult Mat Weavers in Samar, Philippines (76274)

Session Information: Socio-Economic Challenges in Education
Session Chair: Fengshu Liu

Thursday, 23 November 2023 13:15
Session: Session 3
Room: Room 603
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

The aim of the study is to explore the pivotal role of multi-party partnerships and sustainable education in fostering shared prosperity among mat weavers in Samar, Philippines. In an effort to address socio-economic challenges and enhance the livelihoods of mat weavers, this study investigates the impact of collaborative efforts among various stakeholders, including local communities, government bodies, non-governmental organizations, and educational institutions. By employing an impact assessment, the research evaluates how these partnerships contribute to the advancement of sustainable education initiatives, ultimately leading to improved socio-economic conditions and enhanced well-being among mat weavers. The study utilizes a mixed-method approach, combining qualitative interviews among focal persons of agencies and organizations as well as key officials and members involved in the project and quantitative surveys on the socio-economic status, inventory of mat weaving skills, and impact of the collaboration to the industry and the mat weaving community. The findings underscore the significance of multi-party collaborations from educational institutions, local government units and line agencies in promoting sustainable education, fostering skills development, lifelong learning, preserving cultural heritage, and empowering mat weavers to achieve shared prosperity. This research not only sheds light on the transformative potential of such partnerships but also provides valuable insights for policymakers, practitioners, and stakeholders invested in sustainable development goals in the countryside.

Elmer Irene, Samar State University, Philippines

About the Presenter(s)
Dr. Elmer Irene is currently an Associate Professor at Samar State University, Philippines. Being also the Director for International Affairs leads to his involvement with a community project funded by the International Labour Organization.

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