Members of the Provincial Project Monitoring Committees (PPMCs) of the provinces of Apayao, Ifugao and Mountain Province attended a training aimed at enhancing their capabilities in monitoring and evaluating development projects implemented in the region.
The Capability-Building on Project Monitoring and Evaluation was conducted by the Cordillera Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC-CAR) on November 28-29 at the RDC Hall, NEDA-CAR, Baguio City.
The training focused on geotagging as an important tool in project M&E. The resource persons, Jennylyn Samson and John Dennis Angway of the DENR-CAR, shared how geotagging can be a cost-efficient and safe tool to validate, monitor and evaluate the actual progress of projects on the ground. Geotagging, they added, also provides easy reference for donors, implementing agencies, contractors and other partners with useful information about the project such as its exact location, specific dates, land area, distance covered, and location in relation to other landmarks in the area.
Other topics discussed during the two-day training include the requirements, best practices, and new developments in project M&E (by RDC PSR Arnel M. Cabanisas of the Filipino-Japanese Foundation for Northern Luzon); the roles of PPMCs in project M&E (by Jerome Agaloos of NEDA-CAR); and project implementation monitoring by civil society organizations (by RDC PSR Rene Brasuela of the Concerned Citizens of Abra for Good Government).
NEDA-CAR chairs the RPMC-CAR.