BCAARRD-CMIs attend KM Assessment Workshop in Cavite

Tuesday October 1,2019

The Bicol Consortium for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development’s (BCAARRD) Consortium Member Institutions (CMIs) participated in the “Knowledge Audit and Rapid Knowledge Management (KM) Assessment Workshop” last September 17 and 18 at Bali Resort and Spa in Tagaytay City, Cavite.


The two-day KM workshop is part of DOST-PCAARRD’s program dubbed as “Mainstreaming Knowledge Management for the AANR Sector” which consists three (3) projects, which are: Project 1 “Strengthening the Consortia Knowledge Network”, Project 2 “Enhancing the KM4AANR System”, and Project 3 “Establishing DOST-PCAARRD Knowledge Network of e-Libraries”. Specifically, the “Knowledge Audit and Rapid KM Assessment Workshop” is under the first project which was sponsored by the Southern Tagalog Agriculture, Aquatic and Resources Research, Development and Extension Consortium (STAARRDEC).


Dr. Richard E. Amansec, Director of PCAARRD-MISD and Project Leader of “Strengthening the Consortia Knowledge Network”, gave an overview of the workshop, its objectives and indicative outputs. He then presented a brief orientation on KM4AANR (or KM for Aquatic, Agriculture and Natural Resources) Framework.


Accordingly, the training consisted of learning sessions and workshops. Mr. Jose Rey Y. Alo, KM Consultant, facilitated the learning session on “Knowledge Management in AANR World”. His discussion focused on defining and implementing KM in AANR. He emphasized that KM is about generating, sharing and using knowledge which composes People, Process, Technology and Governance; in which, technology plays a crucial role as an integral tool.


Moreover, the learning session was succeeded by workshops such as Identifying Knowledge Input-Output, Assessing Opportunities for KM, Drawing Up the Knowledge, and Identifying Pain Points. Each consortium worked collaboratively during the workshop sessions.


Headed by Prof. Maria Luisa U. Tango, BCAARRD KM Cluster Coordinator, BCAARRD delegation were comprised of KM Representatives from the twelve CMIs namely: Prof. Jose Michael B. Apan (BU), Ms. Jeselle T. Hernandez (CNSC), Ms. Quennie Anne S. Molod (CatSU), Prof. Presbel B. Presto (CBSUA), Dr. Novie R. Clores (DEBESMSCAT), Prof. Charlie V. Balagtas (ParSU), Mr. Michael D. Villezar (ATI V), Ms. Oshin G. Lorico (BFAR V), Engr. Doris V. Yap (DA RFO V), Dr. Aileen L. Rillon (ADNU), and Prof. Carlos V. Cortez Prof. (BU-KMD).  (Jeselle T. Hernandez -CNSC)