inremp improve implementation project 600pxASec Abesamis addressing the workshop participantsThe Integrated Natural Resources and Environmental Management Project (INREMP) conducted a three-day workshop on Mid-Year Assessment and Post Mission Review of Aide Memoire Agreed Action Plan on September 6-8, 2016 in Clark Pampanga.

The workshop was graced by Assistant Secretary Rommel Abesamis of the Foreign-Assisted and Special Projects and attended by various personnel from DENR Central Office, Forest Management Bureau and INREM Project Implementing Units.

A series of financial monitoring and validation conducted by FASPS, FMS (Financial Management Service) and INREMP-NPCO (National Project Coordinating Office) in the first quarter of the year pointed out to the need to have common understanding and clear-cut definitions of roles of all actors in project implementation and to adopt simplified systems and procedures of funds flow, subproject review and approval, and physical and financial accomplishment reporting. The workshop was designed to address these issues and the consensus that the project physical and financial progress, performance, and delivery of benefits to the intended recipients were significantly below targets. Detailed key changes to be made to the substance and procedures governing project implementation are listed in the Aide Memoire Agreed Action Plan reached during the joint mission of International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Asian Development Bank (ADB).

In an impromptu speech, Assistant Secretary Abesamis revealed that he appreciated the efforts and contributions of various stakeholders to the achievement of project outputs thus far. He exhorted them to stay committed and keep on working until the objectives of the project are met. #


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