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Foundation screens Magsaysay awardee solutions documentary

Best practices and effective, practical solutions that address Asia’s governance challenges.

These were the themes last Saturday, August 3, as the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation (RMAF) held a private screening of “Ripples of Change: Democracy and Governance” for young journalists, online influencers, advocates of good governance, and its own pool of GOS (Greatness of Spirit) ambassadors.

The private screening was held ahead of the launching of the 55th anniversary celebration for the Ramon Magsaysay Award, which was first given out in 1958.  The year-long commemoration continues to carry the theme “Changing Asia,” with an emphasis on the laureates’ transformative solutions to the region’s pervasive challenges and complex issues: inclusive education, social justice, sustainable environment, universal health, ethical governance, and social entrepreneurship.

Highlighting RMAF’s milestone year is the formal launch of the Magsaysay Institute of Transformative Leadership (MITL). MITL aims to connect the Magsaysay awardees and their solutions to organizations and individuals that seek to solve Asia’s many issues. The institute will orchestrate dialogues and conferences for its leadership dialogue program, arrange leadership immersion programs, and produce materials under the knowledge management program.

“Ripples of Change:  Democracy and Good Governance” is one of the materials RMAF has produced to document the transformative solutions that the Ramon Magsaysay awardees effectively employed to change their communities for the better.  It focuses on the work of six Magsaysay laureates: the late Secretary of Interior and Local Governance Jesse Robredo and investigative journalist Sheila Coronel from the Philippines, freedom of information champion Aruna Roy and woman police chief Kiran Bedi from India, Indonesia’s corruption watch coordinator Teten Masduki, and South Korea’s participatory and ethical governance advocate Park Won Soon.

After the film screening, titled “GOS Ambassadors’ Kapihan Session: Translating Greatness of Spirit to Ethical Governance,” the guests, participants, and Foundation staff led by RMAF advocacy officer Marie Kiel Fernandez engaged in a discussion on how ethical governance can be strengthened and developed in Asian countries with the help of Internet-savvy, socially-aware youths.

It was also announced that Park, one of the laureates featured in the “Ripples of Change” documentary, will be in Manila on August 12-13 as a special guest in the MITL launch.  Park, the current mayor of the Seoul (South Korea} Metropolitan Government, will also be attending various dialogues and conferences with government officials, nongovernment organizations, members of the civil sector, and journalists about anticorruption programs and ethical, participatory governance.

For more information about the Foundation, its awardees, and its activities please email communications@rmaf.org.ph or call 521-3166 loc 180. RMAF is also on Twitter (twitter.com/rmafoundation) and Facebook (facebook.com/rmafoundation).

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