Monday, April 09, 2007

Multi Stakeholder Meeting & PACAP Project Assessment

Forty-three representatives from partner NGOs, POs and LGUs were actively participating to the Multi Stakeholder Meeting & PACAP Project Assessment. It aims to provide proper venue to talk and discuss for the new Focal Community Assistance Scheme (FOCAS) Strategy and issues and concerns arising in the Lake Mainit area with the presence of different stakeholders, partners and beneficiaries. The activity was held at Mainit, Surigao del Norte last February 7, 2007 and it was facilitated by the Lake Mainit FOCAS Management Committee (FMC) and Secretariat.

Engr. Kaiser B. Recabo, Jr., LMDA Project Director presented the Lake Mainit FOCAS Strategy which consists of the Lake Mainit situation and the 2007 New FOCAS project component & targets. The FOCAS updates, 2006 accomplishments and the 2007 FMC Milestone targets were explained by Mr. Johny Natad, Assistant FOCAS Coordinator

The updates and status of the ongoing FOCAS projects like the Mainit Community Based Resource Management Initiatives (Mainit-CBRMI), the Sison Upland Resource Enhancement Project (SUREP) and the Enhancing Upland and Lowland Farming Systems and Strengthening of Local Organizations (EFASS) were also presented by the partner proponent NGOs represented by Mr. Arnel Basnillo of AID Foundation, Ms. Jay Grace Bonotan of Caraga Consortium for Environmental Protection & Sustainable Development, and Ms. Lilagri Mae Sonajo of Alterdev Services Foundation, Inc.

Mr. Omar Barillo, FOCAS Coordinator facilitated the workshop on project assessment. A simple assessment tool was used & presented to identify the facilitating factors, hindering factors and strategy to solve the hindering factors on the concerned areas from project proposal preparation, pre-implementation, project implementation and monitoring & evaluation. The workshop made by the three groups: NGOs, POs and LGUs who presented & discussed the output with the plenary. g Johny S. Natad

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