Training on Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation of Development Projects

The Sikhay Kilos Development Association, Inc. through the Research and Extension for Development Office (REDO) conducted a four day live-out training entitled, “Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation (PME) of Development Projects”. This was held last July 16 to 19, 2013 at the UP-CSWCD Seminar Room where 19 participants from different agencies both local and foreign attended. The training course aimed to enhance the understanding and capabilities of participants in developing appropriate participatory monitoring and evaluation systems for their respective community projects and programs. The training included lecture-discussions, workshops, plenary, and simulation exercises facilitated by several resource speakers from the college. Dr. Oscar P. Ferrer, Dr. Editha V. Maslang, Dr. Emmanuel M. Luna, and Prof. Jocelyn T. Caragay all lend their expertise for the success of the PME Training in which the end goal was for the participants to create a PME design relevant to their projects.

The 19 participants came from various government and non-government organizations such as the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC), Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region II, Norwegian Missionary Alliance Philippines (NMAP), Energy Development Corporation (EDC), Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII), Foundation for the Philippine Environment (FPE), Youth @ Venture, College of St. Benilde’s Center for Social Action (CSB-CSA), and the University of Indonesia (UI).

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Forum on Secure Settlements held at the CSWCD

A forum entitled, “Ligtas at May Kasiguruhang Paninirahan: Php 18,000… Sapat nga ba sa ligtas na pabahay at paninirahan?” was held at the Bulwagang Tandang Sora, CSWCD on July 9, 2013. The CSWCD, through the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Cluster, sponsored the event which aims to engage the various stakeholders in participative discourse on informal settlements, urban disasters and disaster risk reduction.

The speakers were: Mr. Jason Miranda from the Department of the Interior and Local Government – Urban Poor, Informal Settler Families and other Special Concerns, who tackled the government perspectives on informal settler families and safe and secure settlements and Dr. Carlos Primo C. David of UP National Institute of Geological Sciences and also a member of Project Noah who discussed the Science-Based Perspectives on the causes and solutions to flooding in Metro Manila. Representatives of urban poor groups were also invited to speak on their initiatives towards a people’s agenda for secure and safe settlements and their group’s position and analysis of the government’s program on urban settlements. Mr. Jose Morales was the speaker from Aksyon para sa Kahandaan sa Kalamidad at Klima and Urban Poor Alliane of Mega Manila while Ms. Gloria Arellano was the speaker from Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap. The last speaker was Mr. Benedict Balderrama of Partnership of Philippine Support Service Agencies Inc. who tackled the civil society organizations’ advocacy on urban DRRM and climate change.

Students, staff, faculty and other members of the UP community, as well as members of urban poor groups attended the event.

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Social Work Field Instruction Forms

To all BSSW, DipSW or MSW Students Concerned: Application forms and corresponding SW Student Profile sheet for SW 151, SW 285, SW 286, SW 287 are now available at the SRO.  Please submit three copies of the accomplished forms to the SRO for evaluation.  SW 151 application form for scholarship is also available at the SRO.  Deadline of submission of FI application for initial evaluation is on August 30, 2013. DSW FI Coordinator.

Please download application forms.

1. DSW-FI Application Form for Scholarship

2. DSW-FI  Application Form for Graduate Level

3. DSW-FI Application Form for Undergraduate Level

4. DSW-FI Information Sheet

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