As part of its strategy towards planning, monitoring, and evaluation, especially with the leadership of its new director, Dr. Antonio P. Payonga, the Bicol University Extension Service Center (BUESC) conducted their Year-End Review and Planning Workshop on January 12-13, 2016 at Dos Montes Hillside Natural Spring Resort, Malilipot, Albay. It was participated by deans/directors and extension coordinators of the colleges/units of the university as well as the BUESC staff.
The activity was primarily organized to present the program titled, "Integrated Program for Sustainable Development and Management of Local Watershed Communities in Selected Areas of Bicol". In his presentation, the BUESC Director discussed that the objective of the program is to “establish integrated and sustainable development programs/projects in enhancing the quality of life of watershed communities through appropriate science-based home-grown technologies.” The thematic areas in the implementation of the project are (1) Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, Science and Technology-Based Enterprises; (2) Education and Culture; (3) Health and Nutrition; (4) Environmental and Natural Resources Management; (5) Governance; (6) Rural Infrastructure and Rural Energy; (7) Skills Development; (8) Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction; and (9) Peace Promotion.
In her message, Dr. Helen M. Llenaresas, BU Vice-President for Academic Affairs, congratulated BUESC through its director, for crafting a university-wide program. She expressed its significance as an avenue for the colleges and units to converge in a three-year extension agenda and see the impact in the communities. With this, she requested that the program be also presented to the students and the teaching and non-teaching staff.
With the facilitation of the ESC Staff, the participants were engaged in workshop activities that allowed the extension coordinators to identify their participation to the Integrated Program. Action plans were also formulated for the initial phase of the program.
Ms. Pritzie Rey and Ms. Elvira Azul were given time to discuss updates on Procurement Law and Administrative Concerns, respectively. (GV Angeline V. Buenaflor and Ma. Elma L. Mirandilla/ESC)