Coffee for Peace ICT

The Information and Communications Technology (ICT) team of Coffee for Peace (CFP) is a group of volunteer writers and web designers at PeaceBuilders Community Incorporated (PBCI) who are working from different parts of the globe. Their task is to share the Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) activities of CFP-PBCI — like, inclusive development initiatives, social entrepreneurial training, multiplication of effective peacebuilding workers, conflict transformation consulting, and restorative justice processes.

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TOP SIX COFFEE PRODUCERS FROM LANAO DEL SUR RECEIVE ADVANCED ‘FARMERPRENEURIAL’ TRAINING

30-31 January 2024. Our CFP-PBCI Inclusive Development (IncluDev) Team hosted the most productive farmers from Lanao del Sur for Coffee Farmer-Entrepreneurial Training. In the morning of the first day, they were brought to the Davao Peace Hub to enhance their skills in practicing and sharing Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) Principles; they also had coffee roasting and packaging workshop there. In the afternoon, they were welcomed to the Coffee for Peace Cafe to learn about coffee tasting and aroma appreciation. On the morning of the second day, our staff at the Malipayon Peace Hub facilitated a workshop on post-harvest processing skills; they also presented the coffee beans they brought from their farms which were evaluated by seasoned coffee entrepreneurs.

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2024/01/31/top-six-coffee-producers-from-lanao-del-sur-receive-advanced-farmerpreneurial-training/

MATIGSALOG ANCESTRAL DOMAIN SEMINAR PROMOTES SUSTAINABLE COFFEE INDUSTRY AND PEACEBUILDING

Davao City, August 24, 2023 — The Kapehan Sa Davao Network (KSDN) hosted an enlightening seminar titled “Building Sustainable Peace and Gender Responsive Coffee Industry” at Sebastian’s Restaurant in Barangay Baganihan, Marilog, Davao City. The event witnessed the participation of 36 prequalified individuals hailing from the Matigsalog Indigenous People, including farming cooperative leaders, youth leaders, spiritual leaders, and tribal leaders. The central theme of the seminar was conflict transformation in the workplace, with a specific focus on coffee farms and companies.

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2023/08/25/matigsalog-ancestral-domain-seminar-promotes-sustainable-coffee-industry-and-peacebuilding/

OSLO BUSINESS FOR PEACE FOUNDATION INVITES JOJI TO BE A PART OF THE U.N. ARENA ON BUSINESS AND PEACE

Joji “Lakambini” travelled to Oslo, Norway last 02-07 June 2023, by the invitation of the Business for Peace Foundation, to be one of the 75 members of the United Nations Business Arena for Sustainability and Peace. This UN Business Arena is to be an annual meeting place at the highest level for global investors, board chairs, business leaders and civil society — all working to bring business closer to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), building on the UN Charter. Starting in 2024, the Arena will convene the UN’s different private sector initiatives and connect global board chairs and business leaders with the UN, in order to work together for a better and more equitable world. Business for Peace Foundation is a co-creator of this UN Business Arena for Sustainability and Peace.

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2023/06/15/oslo-business-for-peace-foundation-invites-joji-to-be-a-part-of-the-u-n-arena-on-business-and-peace/

CFP LEADS “KAPEHAN SA DAVAO” AGRIBUSINESS NETWORK IN AN ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Coffee for Peace (CFP) was chosen as the lead enterprise among other business enterprises in Davao Region to support skills and competitiveness training for their employees. This is part of the Asian Development Bank’s SkillsUpNet Philippines (ADB-SUNPh) program, an innovative skills-delivery scheme led by employers in select locations. Under SUNPh, grants ranging from PhP1 million to PhP4 million were awarded to five networks of enterprises in five priority sectors. CFP-led “Kapehan Sa Davao” (Coffee Gathering in Davao) is one of the five networks in the country who received such grants. The 10-month SUNPh Program will allow CFP and the other enterprises in the Kapehan Sa Davao Network to provide training to their employees on new coffee roasting and brewing techniques, as well as on customer service and marketing skills.

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2023/04/14/cfp-leads-kapehan-sa-davao-agribusiness-network-in-an-entrepreneurial-skills-development-program/

OBO MANOBO FARMERS PRESENT SAMPLE PRODUCT AT THE ‘PHILIPPINE COFFEE EXPO 2022’

The Obo Manobo Coffee Farmers sent their representatives at the Philippine Coffee Expo 2022 (PCE2022) to present their initial product. Datu Romeo Andot, Bai Gemma Andot, and Alvin Baroro were sent by the Manobo Apao Descendants Ancestral Domain of Mount Apo (MADADMA). They were accompanied by Rich Paul Calceta and Don Tormis of the Corporate Social Responsibility Department of Energy Development Corporation (CSR-EDC). Sihaya Ansibod, PBCI Field Operations Director assisted them. The Obo Manobo Coffee presented in this event was the product of a long-term program to develop key farmers who would be the local champions we refer to as ‘farmer entrepreneurs’ or farmerpreneurs. This is part of an on-going inclusive development initiative of MADADMA. We, at PBCI-CFP IncluDev Team, has been tasked to facilitate social preparation, community organization, and training in basic entrepreneurial skills.

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2022/09/16/obo-manobo-farmers-present-sample-product-at-the-philippine-coffee-expo-2022/

E-COMMERCE TEAM MEETS TO STRATEGIZE CFP-PBCI NEW NORMAL OPERATIONS

The eCommerce Team of Coffee for Peace and PeaceBuilders Community met last Saturday, 03 October 2020. We reaffirmed our vision, mission, and values. We started the leadership transition process from the founding generation to the younger generation. We started the digitalization of our business processes to thrive through the economic challenges caused by the present pandemic.

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2020/10/05/e-commerce-team-meets-to-strategize-cfp-pbci-new-normal-operations/

JOJI IS ONE OF THE THREE GLOBAL HONOUREES OF THE ‘2020 OSLO BUSINESS FOR PEACE AWARD’

Today, the Business for Peace Foundation announced the ‘2020 Oslo Business for Peace Award’ winners. Joji Pantoja, President & CEO of Coffee for Peace, is one of the three winners of this prestigious award. The official citation says: “She has dedicated her career to building peace in conflict zones and improving the lives of marginalised groups through economic stability.” Coffee for Peace is a social enterprise and a twin-organization of PeaceBuilders Community.

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2020/09/09/joji-is-one-of-the-three-global-honourees-of-the-2020-oslo-business-for-peace-award/

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