DILG Regional News
Replication workshop on Bulacans SHINE project heldAugust 16, 2012
A simple yet unique project of the provincial government of Bulacan focusing on disaster awareness is now the subject of replication by other local government units.
The project dubbed as the School Hydrological and Information Network (SHINE) project aims to address the issues on the effects of climate change, particularly on awareness to hydrometeorological-related disasters, mainly floods.
The project , which supports the Department of Education’s program on climate change-enhanced curriculum, is consistent with the underlying principle that disaster awareness should begin in schools.
The Provincial Government of Bulacan has documented the SHINE project and registered it as one of its good practices under the Good Practices in Local Governance: Facility for Adaptation and Replication" (GO-FAR) of the DILG.
GO-FAR aims to carry out strategies in facilitating the actual exercise of the transfer of technology of specific good practice where interested LGUs would want to replicate, manage knowledge and allocate funds for sustainable technical assistance.
One of the implementation strategies of the project is to build the model LGUs Capacities in Facilitating Replication Inception Workshops (RIWs). This involves providing technical assistance to potential and model LGUs prepare their facilitators’ guide and generic agenda to enable them to effectively administer and/or facilitate the replication inception workshop as well as assist replicating LGUs in formulating their replication inception workplan.
Just recently, the DILG has started its coaching session on managing RIW on the SHINE project, attended by majority of the members of the Project Shine and one participant from PAGASA and one each Provincial/Regional GOFAR Focal Person. The resource persons were from the BLGD, LGOO VII Susita Bulawit and LGOO V Gemma Macatangay.
The coaching session was designed to assist the local government unit institutionalize the replication of good practices as an avenue in achieving excellence in local governance. Also, it aims to build the capacities of the LGU for effective management of Replication Inception Workshop.
Local governments which initially manifested interest in replicating the project SHINE good practice are the Municipalities of Baggao in Cagayan and Rosales in Pangasinan. These LGUs will be invited by DILG to attend the Replication Inception Workshop and MOA Signing that is tentatively scheduled in July at the Malolos Club Royale, Malolos City, Bulacan.