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.
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.
Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2022/09/16/obo-manobo-farmers-present-sample-product-at-the-philippine-coffee-expo-2022/
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.
Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2020/10/05/e-commerce-team-meets-to-strategize-cfp-pbci-new-normal-operations/
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.
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/
We’re happy to announce that Coffee for Peace Café, our social enterprise in Davao City, is now open again. This coffee shop had been closed for five months due to CoViD19 lock down. After reconfiguring our operations and integrating public health safety protocol, we’re ready to serve you. Welcome back!
Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2020/08/10/coffee-for-peace-cafe-reopens-with-appropriate-public-health-safety-protocol/
To further build upon the economic sustainability of our farming partners among Indigenous, Bangsamoro, and Settler communities, PBCI and CFP are building shared roasting facilities allowing our coffee farming partners to roast their own beans and sell directly into local markets.
Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2019/07/21/were-grateful-for-mcec-and-mccanada-for-a-new-coffee-roasting-machine/
Tala Alngag (Twinkle Bautista) left for Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA last 21 August 2018. She has been accepted to the graduate program of Eastern Mennonite University—Center for Justice and Peacebuilding. Her objective is to plunge into the course towards the degree of Master of Arts in Conflict Transformation and finish it from SY-2018 to SY-2020.
Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2018/08/23/tala-takes-off-for-a-two-year-academic-journey/
It is such a privilege to serve God and the people, specifically those who are at the bottom of the economic pyramid, in the area of peacebuilding, through social entrpreneurship. Coffee and Conflict. Coffee is a good bridge-building factor among conflicted parties. At Coffee for Peace (CFP), we understand conflict as “an expressed struggle …
Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2017/03/30/the-journey-of-cfp-in-the-work-of-peace-and-reconciliation-through-social-business/