The NEDA Regional Office (NRO) V conducted trainings on planning and project development for the regional offices of the Departments of Tourism (DOT), Agrarian Reform (DAR), and Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
The first training, spearheaded by the DOT V, was held during the Tourism Strategic Assessment and Planning and Project Development Workshop last March 7-9 in Legazpi City. The activity aimed to enhance the capacity of personnel in preparing local tourism plan, investment programs, and project proposals. Participants were from the local tourism offices of Mercedes, Talisay and Labo in Camarines Norte; Pandan in Catanduanes; and Daraga in Albay.
The framework for the local tourism plan for each municipality and project proposals were the outputs from the workshop.
The second training was held during the Planning Enhancement Workshop for Planning Officers of DAR V last March 15-17 at Balay Buhay sa Uma Bee Farm in San Roque, Bulusan Sorsogon. The training aimed to enhance the knowledge of 20 DAR planning officers on the planning process, report preparation and generation, project development, and data analysis.
The training helped participants analyzed the problems and possible solutions on land acquisition and DAR’s distribution program through the analytical tools provided to them. The participants also developed strategies to address challenges, problems and issues. A logical framework for the program was also crafted during the training.
The third training was held during the Training on Project Proposal/ Design Preparation and Database Management conducted by the DENR V last March 20-24 in Legazpi City. The training aimed to enhance the capability of 40 DENR technical personnel in preparing project proposals and feasibility studies.
The training outputs were proposals on the following: (a) Forest Rehabilitation and Protection of Bicol Natural Park; (b) Daraga Zero Waste Management Project in Daraga, Albay; (c) KABASICOFA Community-Based Forest Management Project in Pioduran, Albay; and (d) Port Barrera Integrated Ecosystems Management Project in Aroroy, Masbate.
Meanwhile, participants were also advised to develop comprehensive project proposals and feasibility studies from their outputs which could later be funded by the DENR.
Gieza R. Esparraguerra, NRO V
Photos by NRO V