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LMDA ATENDED THE FIRST STAKEHOLDERS’ WORKSHOP FOR PARTNERSHIP FOR BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION: Mainstreaming in Local Agricultural Landscape (BPP)

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The Global Environmental Facility (GEF) has approved the project preparation grant for the development of the Project Document and CEO Endorsement for the project entitled “Partnership for Biodiversity Conservation: Mainstreaming in local agricultural landscapes (BPP). The executing partners are the DENR, DA, DILG, Fauna and Flora International (FFI), Haribon Foundation, Philconserve, Conservation International-Philippines and Foundation for the Philippine Evironment. The project objective is to assist Local Government Units (LGU’s) in critical eco-region of the Philippines to better incorporate the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity resources in their development planning system and economic growth strategies. Lake Mainit is one of the seven target sites for the proposed project in the entire country considering it was identified as one of the critical hotspot.

The first project stakeholders’ workshop was held last January 14-15, 2010 at the Eurotel, North EDSA, Quezon City. It was attended by a multi-sectoral group coming from the different line agencies, civil society organization and LGU’s from different region in the country. Most of the participants were coming from the target areas and the executing partners. The event was opened by Director Lim of PAWB and followed with the workshop objectives, overview and site selection criteria. The focal activity of the two day gathering is workshop. The workshops focus on the three main component of the project proposal. The three main components are:

  • Component 1 – System capacities at the national level
  • Component 2 – Institutional capacities for decentralized governance
  • Component 3 – Mainstreaming in key ecosystems

                Several workshops had been conducted, starting with situational analysis and project design where the participants level off understanding on the project concept, confirmed the baseline situation and have agreed consensually on the on the project strategy to the drafting of individual site objectives, expected outcomes and outputs. The Lake Mainit group is composed of RTD Mario Eludo of PAWCMZ, DENR; Ms. Soledad  Tamayo, PENRO-DENR, Agusan del Norte, Ms. Socorro Alcantara, PEMO, Surigao del Norte; Mr. Armand Pacudan, Mindanao Area Manager, FPE; Mr. Abraham Uy, Green Mindanao; Engr. Kaiser Recabo, LMDA Program Director and Mr. Roilan Beronilla, LGU, Jabonga, Agusan del Norte. The group discussed the proposed project and come up with a collective program for Lake Mainit.
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Individual site from different regions presented their output to the plenary, they were discussed and critique. The workshop was successful and the next workshop to design of implementation arrangement, budgets and workplan is set on the 2nd week of February, 2010.     
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