Writeshop cum Workshop for the Formulation of the RDP 2017-2022 of Bicol conducted by NEDA Regional Office V, Arimbay, Legazpi City on 29 November 2016.
The SDC Technical Staff led by Director Agnes Espinas of NEDA organized the Planning-Workshop for the formulation of the Regional Development Plan 2017-2022 of Bicol.
The National Nutrition Council, represented by NO III Valeza, participated in writing the plan chapter on “Reducing inequality in opportunities for human development”. The Writeshop cum Planning-Workshop was attended by more than sixty (60) focal persons of the different government agencies including Provincial/City Planning Officers from 6 provinces and 7 cities, representatives from people’s organizations, and officials from State Universities and Colleges in the region. The participants were grouped according to their agency’s assigned Chapter. The draft RDP 2017-2022 has 22 Chapters and nutrition was under Chapter 11 under human development as an end in itself. Other agencies involved on this chapter include DOH, PopCom, DOLE, TESDA, CHED and DepED. This chapter focuses on the following: to improve outcomes in nutrition, health (i.e. guarantee services that provide care for all stages, ensure the accessibility of services through universal health coverage), and basic education (i.e. provision of quality, accessible, relevant and liberating basic education for all).
Completion of the draft RDP 2017-2022 is expected on 6 December 2016 when the group meets again. ( NO III Valeza)