The Philippines project

The WE-BUILD (Water and Environment: Building Unity for Inclusive Living and Development) project was implemented by the IRF to on the Island of Luzon in the northern Philippines. The three-year project is conducted in partnership with a wide group of stakeholders in the Addalam River Basin, including local governments, educational institutions, environment/community groups and businesses including OceanaGold Philippines, who operates the Didipio gold mine and has provided funding for the program. While Oceana Gold supports the IRF vision of clean, healthy rivers and sustainable livelihoods, we work independently, using participatory and inclusive planning processes to achieve positive outcomes for the environment and all stakeholders in the region.


To improve water quality, environmental outcomes and livelihoods in the region.