The NEDA Regional Office (NRO) 5 extended technical assistance as resource persons in three separate trainings on planning and project development of the regional offices of the Department of Tourism (DOT), the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
The first training was spearheaded by DOT Region 5 on “Tourism Strategic Assessment and Planning, and Project Development Workshop” on March 7 to 9 in Legazpi City. The activity aimed to enhance the capacity of 40 staff from the local tourism offices of Mercedes, Talisay and Labo in Camarines Norte; Pandan in Catanduanes; and Daraga in Albay in preparing local tourism plan, investment programs, and project proposals. The output was a framework for the local tourism plan for each municipality and project proposals.
In the second training, NRO 5 was part of the training team organized by DAR 5 on the “Planning Enhancement Workshop for DAR 5 Planning Officers” on March 15 to 17 at Balay Buhay sa Uma Bee Farm in San Roque, Bulusan, Sorsogon. The workshop aimed to enhance the knowledge of 20 planning officers of DAR provincial offices on the planning process, report preparation/generation, project development and data analysis. The participants were able to analyze the problems and possible solutions on the land acquisition and distribution program of the DAR through the analytical tools provided to them, and the participants were able to develop strategies to address the challenges, problems and issues. A logical framework for the program was also crafted.
The third was the technical assistance during the “Training on Project Proposal/ Design Preparation and Database Management” conducted by DENR Region 5 on March 20 to 24 in Legazpi City. The training aimed to enhance the capability of 40 technical personnel of the DENR 5 in preparing project proposals and feasibility studies.
The training outputs were proposals on: (1) Forest Rehabilitation and Protection of Bicol Natural Park, (2) Daraga Zero Waste Management Project in Daraga, Albay, (3) KABASICOFA Community-Based Forest Management Project in Pioduran, Albay, and (4) Port Barrera Integrated Ecosystems Management Project in Aroroy, Masbate. The participants were advised to develop comprehensive project proposals and feasibility studies from their outputs which could later be funded by the DENR.