The Foreign-Assisted and Special Projects Service (FASPS) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) conducted its second orientation-consultation on project proposal preparation for DENR Regions I and III and DENR Cordillera Administrative Region and Central Office in Bataan on 16-18 August 2022.
The said activity, which was joined in by down to the CENRO-level staff members, aimed to orient participants on the department’s Six-Point Priority Thrust and Directions under Secretary Maria Antonia Yulo-Loyzaga’s administration; to provide guidance on the formulation of possible project ideas for various funding institutions (bilateral donors, multilateral donors, Global Environment Facility) and DENR Central Office’s locally-funded projects or Special Projects; and to present the processes on the preparation and formulation of a project proposal.
Undersecretary for Policy, Planning and International Affairs Jonas R. Leones, in a prerecorded message, highlighted the new priority thrust and directions of the department and reiterated NEDA’s Eight-Point Agenda that projects should take into account. He emphasized that the DENR regional offices have a crucial role in implementing and laying down the foundation of programs and projects of the department, and that there must be strong resolve and decisive action to move forward from the field offices.
The participants were guided on the project planning and design phase through discussions and various activities. The draft project concept notes that were developed as an output were the following:
- Management of Saltwater Intrusion in the Province of La Union (Region I);
- Valuation of Timber Resources in Amro River Protected Landscape, Aurora (Region III); and
- Forest Enhancement Program in CAR (CAR).
FASPS Director Al O. Orolfo hoped that the project ideas that were presented would be further developed and mature into a full-pledged project proposal.