Advocacy and Research
This seeks to bring concrete policy changes that will improve the lives of the urban poor. Together with its partner people’s organizations, FORGE takes a pro-active role in various local, sectoral and multi-sectoral campaigns.
FORGE on the other hand, embarks in social research that aims to support the urban poor’s advocacy agenda. It likewise maintains a library of periodicals/literature on urban poor related issues and concerns.
Consciousness-Raising and Awareness Building
To enhance the capacity of the urban poor leaders to manage and lead their organizations, FORGE implements a popular education program which includes training of community leaders to become leader-organizers and facilitators of study circles which involve the members.
Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)
This program component hopes to develop the capacity of partner communities to engage in income generating project’s (IGP).