DILG R4A  CONDUCTS RETOOLING WORKSHOP FOR CDRA, CDP COACHES

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Regional Office IV-A conducted a five-day training-workshop for the Regional Coaches of Climate and Disaster Risk Assessment (CDRA) and Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP), April 17-21, 2017 at the Local Government Academy Training Center in Los Baños, Laguna.

The activity which was part of the initiatives of the Local Government Capability Development Division (LGCDD) generally aimed in scaling up the capacity of the DILG Field Officers in the integration of CDRA in local development planning particularly in the formulation of the CDP.

The CDP, one of the major plans mandated under the Local Government Code of 1991, serves as the local government unit’s road map to progress and development. It contains the strategic plans for five development sectors namely social, environment, economic, institution and infrastructure.

At least 66 selected Local Government Operations Officers which include HUC Director, Division Chiefs, Cluster Heads and DILG Regional and Provincial Technical Staffs from the five provinces of Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon) attended the said activity.

In his message, Assistant Regional Director Ariel O. Iglesia, CESO V emphasized the importance of mainstreaming and integration of Disaster Risk Reduction-Climate Change Adaptation (DRR-CCA) in the preparation of the LGU’s development plan.

He said that these adaptive measures could help LGUs to effectively address the needs of their constituents most especially those located in the identified disaster-risk and vulnerable areas in their locality.

ARD Iglesia added that the training-workshop will enable the DILG Field Officers to effectively carry-out their roles in the preparation of the mandated local development plans. Part of the roles of the DILG is to ensure provision of technical assistance in the formulation of the said plans.

During the five-day activity, the participants went through discussions, workshops, and output presentation facilitated by members of the DILG IV-A Regional Technical Working Group with the support of resource speakers from other institutions such as the University of the Philippines Los Banos.

Participants were also oriented on the Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) through the discussion facilitated by Ms. Ana A. Dagñalan, Head, Town Planning and Zoning Division, Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB) – Southern Tagalog Region.

To fully understand the process, simpler and enhanced versions of modules and framework for the topics involved were used during the lectures and workshops.

Said activity was part of the continuous efforts of the DILG Regional Office IV-A in strengthening the internal capacity of its Field Officers. (with reports from LGOO III Celio C. Francia)


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