Chains for Change in the Philippines - in collaboration with the University of the Philippines

Chains for Change in the Philippines - in collaboration with the University of the Philippines

In partnership with Unifrutti Tropical Philippines Inc. (UTPI) then owner of La Frutera plantation, Jollibee Group Foundation, the academic partners, PrC and UP carry out an action research project, whose prime aim is to understand the drivers of inclusive business models in the unique context of Mindanao. It will also promote the kind of collaborative learning between stakeholders and academic researchers that is critical in both the design of a common long-term vision, as well as the concrete steps that can be taken in the short and medium-term.

Three stakeholder workshops will be held in 2019, the first one being set on the 1st of March in Davao. The whole process, including the in-depth study of existing inclusive business practices, will be covered during this year. The field work will end in July 2019. One important phase of the action research project is the formation and training of the so-called ‘impact teams’ composed of stakeholders and researchers. The main outputs of this project are: a publication that will present the results, including the insights gained from the stakeholder engagements; and both project proposals to be submitted in July 2019 and October 2019, respectively.