The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Region 5 conducted a writeshop on the Regional Physical Framework Plan (RPFP) 2000-2030 on October 15 and 16, 2015 at the NEDA regional office. The RPFP is a long term plan that provides the spatial regional development framework and is composed of four component plans, namely: settlements, production, protection, and infrastructure.
Fifteen years after its preparation, the RPFP needs updating to incorporate disaster risk reduction and climate change concepts in the various parts of the plan. The two-day writeshop provided a venue for the members of the inter-agency technical working group (TWG) to write preliminary assessment reports on the four core elements of the plan: production, protection, infrastructure, and settlements.
The writeshop is part of a series of workshops to come up with an assessment of the RPFP, which aims to determine how far the region has gone in terms of attaining the vision, goals, objectives, sectoral policies, and strategies set in the plan through the implementation of programs, activities and projects by the duty bearers.
The preliminary assessment reports are based on the thematic maps generated for the purpose and other relevant data gathered from concerned agencies. At the end of the session, the TWG assessed what has been done and the succeeding steps to complete the preparation of the RPFP assessment report.