YOUTH DESK OFFICERS/COORDINATORS UNDERGO ASSESSMENT AND PLANNING WORKSHOP

YOUTH DESK OFFICERS/COORDINATORS UNDERGO ASSESSMENT AND PLANNING WORKSHOP

 

To further improve the quality of services, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources through  the Strategic Communication and Initiatives Services - Stakeholder Management and Conflict Resolution Division (SCIS-SMCRD), conducted a three-day Assessment and Planning Workshop on DENR Youth Programs for calendar year 2016-2017 at San Timberland Sports and Nature Club,  San Mateo, Rizal last March 07-09, 2017.  It was attended by the youth desk officers and coordinators of the different regions, with the workshop design crafted for the benefit of all the YDO’s. 

The workshop imparted information on abilities and standpoints to heighten dissemination of  information, strengthen communication and education  (IEC)  campaigns about various environmentally-sustainable practices; proper and effective platforms and strategies,  and to recognize the appropriate development and participatory activities of the youth.

Ms. Julie Ibuan, Chief of SCIS-SMCRD welcomed all the participants while Ms. Emerita Jose, DMO III gave the objectives of the expected outputs of the workshop as follows : to assess the current DENR or youth environmental programs and come up with action plan/work program for 2017 and set priority youth programs for CY 2017.

The National Youth Commission (NYC) Undersecretary Cariza “Aiza” Y. Seguerra represented by the Commissioner-at-large, Commissioner Paul Anthony M. Pangilinan emphasized the importance of the cooperation and/or active participation of the different agencies and departments of the government like DENR in achieving the Philippine Youth Development Plan for 2017 to 2022, the various programs of NYC for the Filipino Youth, and the need to strengthen youth programs for a more dynamic involvement of youth in this day and age.  He strongly said “let’s work together and continue to empower youth – the agents for development and change.”

          Ms. Ma. Cristina A. Francisco, Section Chief of Environmental Education and Information Division of EMB (EIID-EMB), discussed the Environmental Education: The National and ASEAN Perspective and Initiatives 2014-2018 on the following topics : the National Environmental Awareness and Education Law of 2008; the ASEAN Environmental Education Action Plan for Sustainable Development 2014-2018, the Global Action Program on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), the National Environmental Education Action Plan for Sustainable, 2014-2018.

 

 

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Sec. Cimatu visits Ilocos, lauds convergence initiative in Piddig

Sec. Cimatu visits Ilocos, lauds convergence initiative in Piddig

 

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu visited his hometown in Ilocos Norte recently and made a side trip to Piddig, where he met with local officials to gain more insights on the ongoing development of the town’s model project under the national convergence initiative on coffee farming.

Initiated by former two-term Piddig mayor Eddie Guillen, a civil engineer and current consultant of the Municipal Mayor’s Office, the 1,750-hectare coffee development project in Piddig is now gaining ground to achieve its ultimate purpose of alleviating poverty by providing sustainable livelihood, both in upland and lowland communities.

At first, Guillen recalled that he was able to convince the DENR to fund nurseries for lowland and highland coffee farming as part of its National Greening Program (NGP). The rest is history as other national government agencies and farmers’ organizations threw their support to this national convergence program for coffee.

How the local government unit of Piddig put together these government agencies to support this largest convergence initiate program is “impressive”, said Cimatu as he noted this can be replicated by other local government units nationwide through the enhanced NGP program.

“I was touched by this program and I am proud we have a (former) mayor like him (Guillen) who initiated it. It looks like a very simple program on NGP but there is more to it if we go beyond other concepts to make it successful,” Cimatu said.

After a short briefing at the municipal hall, Cimatu along with other national and regional top officials of the DENR went to Sitio Lammin to check on the coffee development project.

Describing his former work in the military as a tough job, he said being appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte as the new DENR Secretary is also tough as it came as a surprise to him but he told Ilocanos, “I will do my best to protect the environment”.

“The landscape is no longer the battle field but the landscape is nature itself. Perhaps, this is now my final chapter,” Cimatu added.

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