In line with the Foreign-Assisted and Special Projects Service's mandate of identifying and preparing project proposals for local and foreign funding and promoting investment projects in the environment and natural resources, the Project Preparation Division spearheaded the conduct of “Training cum Writeshop for the Preparation of Project Proposals for Local and Foreign Funding” for the Mindanao cluster in Davao City on June 14-16, 2017.

The writeshop aimed to enhance the current capability of the DENR staff on project preparation process and ensure that the Department would have readily available proposals for submission to various local and international funding institutions. It was stressed during the writeshop that the proposals should not include regular activities of the Department, but instead should be aligned with the DENR’s thrust and priorities as well as the Philippine Development Plan and Ambisyon 2040.

The participants of the writeshop included focal persons of the River Basins Control Office (RBCO) and staff members of provincial and regional offices of the DENR in Regions IX, X, XI, XII and XIII. They developed 16 project proposals, which could be implemented through special project funds or foreign assistance.

Writeshops for Luzon and Visayas clusters would also be conducted in the following months of July and August, respectively. (FASPS/ Mary Edestin Henson)


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