COTABATO CITY — The Bangsamoro Planning and Development Authority (BPDA) successfully conducted Wednesday, January 20, 2021, its first in-house lecture on physical and socio-economic plans participated by regular employees from all technical divisions held at the BPDA Conference Hall, Bangsamoro Government, this city.
The activity aims to prepare the employees for internal and external engagements in performing the office mandate, as well as their respective functions and responsibilities.
This in-house lecture is a new initiative that is part of the capacity development provided for the BPDA employees that were agreed upon by the Bangsamoro Director General Engr. Mohajirin T. Ali along with the division heads.
“We in BPDA must be capable enough in giving technical assistance for the BARMM’s physical and socio-economic plans for it is part of our mandate. We aim for the region’s success on achieving its overall goal,” Engr. Ali said.
Through these lectures, it is also expected that the BPDA employees will have a further understanding with regards to planning in general and the concept and processes on the formulation of various physical and socio-economic plans.
Macro-Economic Planning Division Chief Camelia N. De-Vera Dacanay opened the activity with high hopes and discussed the house rules of the said activity.
Among the topics discussed were “Introduction to Planning” presented by Infrastructure Planning Division Chief Gil M. Cambronero, “Various Physical and Socio-economic Plans” discussed by Research and Development Division Chief Mr. Palawan T. Mamaon, “The Planning Process and BARMM Planning Structure” discoursed by Economic Planning Division Chief Rohanisah N. Rashid, “Comprehensive Land Use Plan and Comprehensive Development Plan” conveyed by Economic Intelligence Division Head Norsha L. Lao, and “Monitoring and Evaluation of Plans” explained by Information Technology Officer Abdul Rahman A. Kara from the Information Knowledge and Management Division.
Chief Administrative Officer Akmad A. Guinta recognized the efforts of the employees for allotting their time to actively participate in the in-house lecture despite their prior work engagements.
Meanwhile, more trainings on capacity development of the BPDA employees are expected to be conducted this year. (BPDA-BARMM)