RESOURCEGov Phase 2 Project Team conducted CSO Participation to Local Budget Process and CSO Desk Strengthening/CSO Accreditation Training for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) of Aleosan and Libungan, North Cotabato on May 21-22, 2018 at Elai Resort, Hotel and Recreation Center, Kidapawan City. It was joined by 47 participants (Male 26, Female 20) including the five (5) team members.
The two-day training is one of the five (5) interventions of the phase 2 of the project. It aims to capacitate the civil society organizations on how to participate to the local budget process and increase their knowledge about CSO accreditation process. Resource speakers invited were Mr. Ian Jon Clemente, LGOO VI from DILG and Atty. Libertine Cagang, ARD of DBM. Open forums were conducted during and after the discussion of the topics, thus, clarifications and questions were made regarding the said topics. Half of the participants were the same CSOs tapped in the 1st phase of the project, thus, most of them are aware of their participation to the local budget process. Also, they were able to answer the questions during the recap of the previous topic. The CSOs were also given time to convene for their next steps including the technical assistance they need for capacity development. Mr. Honorio Dillbert Ducao, III, Budget Officer from Libungan, expressed his gratitude to the project and encouraged the CSOs to apply the learnings, as well as, to strengthen their participation to their LGUs.
Project Manager Mr. Roel Ian Blanker and Mr. Kur Jurgen Von Lumbao also paid a visit to the office of DILG Provincial Director Mr. Ali Abdullah for updating of project implementation in the Province of North Cotabato.