By Mary Ann Q. Acevedo
Tandag City, Surigao del Sur (August 1, 2016). Some 75 participants coming from different partner people’s organizations (POs) under Community-Based Forest Management (CBFM) – National Greening Program (NGP) are participating the Provincial CBFM-NGP People’s Organizations Forum and Workshops for Surigao del Sur on July 28-29, 2016 held at Licanto Family Beach Resort, Barangay Wakat, Barobo, Surigao del Sur.
With the theme “Moving CBFM into Sustainable Forestry and Entrepreneurship”, the two-day activity highlighted with the presentation of good practices of partner people’s organization (POs), NGP performance review presentation, accomplishment of CY 2015 and status of Modernized and Mechanized Forest Nursery (MMFN), updating the progress of various development projects, stats of PO’s reportorial documents, PO federation meeting, guidelines on eco-tourism, and workshop on updating CBFM profile.
CENRO Bislig NGP Coordinator Joselito Atanoza emphasized that the said activity is very important aims at discussing and updating the progress of the various developmental projects including the relevant concerns encountered in the program implementation with the partner people’s organizations (POs) in Surigao del Sur.
“The presentation of POs good practices and experiences of CBFM-NGP in relation to environmental and natural resources management and discussion of relevant issues and concerns with strategies to properly address the program implementation and workshops to strengthen POs capacity in managing programs are the major focus of the forum,” said Atanoza.
Meanwhile, PENRO Surigao del Sur Technical Services Division Chief Forester Federico A. Senoc, Jr. expressed sincere gratitude for the active participation and untiring support of the different POs to the DENR programs.
“The DENR is very thankful to all our partner people’s organization in Surigao del Sur who actively partake in our CBFM-CARP-NGP programs,” Forester Senoc said, adding that the forum is significant initiatives in order to draw support from and strengthen partnership with the various partners in civil society as indispensable stakeholders in the successful implementation of environmental programs of DENR especially in terms of sustainable forestry. (Mary Ann Q. Acevedo/JSN/ PENRO-SDS).