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HNU-CLG STREGNTHENS COLLABORATION WITH EXTERNAL PARTNERS

The HNU - Center for Local Governance has collaborated with external partners in the implementation of projects and specific activities. The Center has just completed the implementation of the HNU- WATERSS (Water Assessment, Testing, Education Research support Services) project in September 2009. This project was implemented since 2007 with fund assistance from the Philippines - Australian Community Assistance Program. The completion of this project ushered in another engagement with another AusAID - funded project, the Provincial Roads Management Facility (PRMF) where HNU was tapped to facilitate and document a series of consultative workshops, conduct the process observation and quality control during the Road Condition Survey and prepare and write the Provincial Road Network Development Plan (PRNDP). Ms. Victoria Millanar (CLG), Ms. Ma. Emily Mendez (CBA) and Ms. Maria Jannette Renegado (CAS) handled the facilitation/documentation component while Mr. Michael CaƱares (CBA) and Ms. Regina Estorba (CAS) took care of the PRNDP. Engr. Marilou Uy headed the team of faculty members including Engr. Ian Elle Samonte and Engr. Joseph Anthony Petalcorin and some 4th year engineering students for the Road Condition Survey.

Starting February 2010, HNU-CLG was tapped by The Asia Foundation (TAF) to conduct the Rapid Field Appraisal (RFA) of Decentralization for Region VII. Other consultants were tapped to conduct the RFA in the other regions throughout the country. The results of the RFA will be presented in a national forum this coming August. This project is part of TAF's Transparent Accountable Governance program.

On the local scene, the HNU-CLG has conducted the Basic Customer Service Skills Training (BCSS) to the Administrators and Staff of the Gov. Celestino Gallares Memorial Hospital on May 19-21. A Teambuilding Seminar was also conducted to a different set of doctors and nurses from GCGMH on June 23-24. The BCSS was handled by Mr. Dennis Jayectin and Atty. Adolfo Doroy, faculty members of the College of Business and Accountancy (CBA) and Mrs. Cemine of HNU-CLG while the Teambuilding Seminar was handled by Dr. Jemma Jay, Dean of the CBA and Ms. Isabel Abucejo, faculty member of the College of Computer Science.

The CLG's advocacy on Climate Change was likewise spread to the members of the City/ Municipal Disaster Coordinating Councils, Bureau of Fire Protection, Radio and Rescue Groups, medical practitioners, fire brigaders and representations from the private and government agencies during a province-wide forum organized by the Provincial Gov't of Bohol, the Bureau of Fire Protection and the Department of Interior and Local Government. Another set of climate change advocacy session was conducted by Ms. Victoria Millanar of the CLG, Ms. Hyacinth Suarez and Mr Bernabe Mijares, faculty members of the College of Arts and Sciences for the municipal and barangay officials from Quezon, Bukidnon.

The CLG staff also assisted several organizations in the conduct of the planning workshops. These include the Bohol Association of Market Administrators" (BAMA) Strategic Planning Workshop, the HNU- Alumni Association's Action Planning Workshop, the break-out group Consultation on Water and Sanitation during the First Bohol Climate Change Summit and the Holy Spirit School's Vision Planning Workshop in preparation for the Centennial Celebration in 2012.

Aside from project implementation and the conduct of trainings and facilitation, the CLG also represents the University in the Bohol Integrated Water Resources Management Board (BIWRMB) as a member of the Board and the Technical Working Group on Water Quantity and Quality Monitoring; in the Provincial Roads Management Facility (PRMF) as member of the Project Management Team; and in the Bohol Rescue Unit for Marine Mammals.



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