The Center for Policy and Executive Development (CPED) of the University of the Philippines National College of Public Administration and Governance (UP-NCPAG) recently conducted a training program on Sustainable Resource Mobilization and Organizational Reform Needs Assessment for the officers and staff of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) in Mindanao.
The capacity building program, which was held on 28 September – 2 October 2015 at the Waterfront Insular Hotel, Davao City, was designed by CPED to enhance project and resource management ingenuity of the NCIP personnel in the sustainable implementation of the ongoing European Union (EU) supported project entitled, “Indigenous Peoples Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health and Nutrition Project in Mindanao (IP -MNCHN).”
The IP MNCHN Project -Mindanao aims to contribute in the sustainable improvement in maternal and child health in targeted Indigenous Cultural Communities (ICC)/ Indigenous Peoples (IP) and other disadvantaged communities in Mindanao in order to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) 4 and 5 in targets. Significantly, the project aims to improve access to and utilization of quality essential reproductive health service in selected ICC/ IP and other disadvantaged communities in Mindanao through a comprehensive and culturally acceptable implementation of the national Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health and Nutrition Strategy (MNCHN) strategy.
The 25 training participants composed of Provincial Officers and Technical and Management Division Staff Heads of the NCIP in Mindanao. NCPAG’s Dean Maria Fe Villamejor-Mendoza, Dr. Ma. Oliva Z. Domingo, Dr. Ebinezer Florano and Dr. Maria Faina Diola served as resource persons.
Photos of the activity are available here.