Advocacy Building/Information, Education and Communication CY 2011

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To strengthen the partnership and governance to constituents and stakeholders, information about our activities so as to educate target audience, IEC materials and campaigns were prepared and coordinated in which the following activities were conducted:

 Capacity Building Program

⇒ Orientation on Executive Order No. 533

The Stakeholders Orientation Workshop on Executive Order No. 533- Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) for Ragay Gulf, Quezon Province was held on July 28, 2011 at Tayabas City. This was conducted to capacitate Ragay Gulf stakeholders in order for them to effectively implement ICM activities within the Ragay Gulf Area.

Participants composing of representatives from Local Government Units (LGU’s) of coastal municipalities along Ragay Gulf (Tagkawayan, Guinyangan and San Narciso), Other Government Agency (Philippine Coast Guard), academe (Southern Luzon State University), Provincial Government Environment and Natural Resources (PGENRO), Provincial Planning and Development Office (PPDO), People’s Organization (PO), and DENR Region and Quezon offices. Mr. Robert S. Jara of the Partnership in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PENSEA) and Dr. Domingo R. Bravo, Chief, CMMD of DENR IV-A CALABARZON served as the resource persons.

⇒Training on Integrated Information Management System (IIMS)

The IIMS is a relational environmental database that can store sets of data that are necessary in environmental management.. This was developed to capture important data on coastal, marine and river basin CALABARZON is gifted with coastal resources however full of risks and threats challenging environmental protection conflicting with the development. Most of the Integrated Coastal Management parallel sites of the PEMSEA are located in the region.

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Realizing that this Integrated Information Management System is a requirement for ICM Scaling-Up the Region came up with a workshop for the IIMS:

1. IIMS Training Workshop for Tayabas Bay was conducted on 06-07 April 2011 at Lucena City, attended by contingents from City/Municipal Planning a n d D e v e l o p m e n t Coordinators (C/MPDCs), City/Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Offices (C/MENROs) and City/ Municipal Agriculture Offices (C/MAOs) along Tayabas Bay, as well as the Provincial Planning and Development Office (PPDO) and PENRO/ CENROs Quezon. 120312 1

2. IIMS Training Workshop for the provinces of Cavite and Batangas was conducted on 20-21September 2011 at Los Baños, Laguna. I t w a s participated by t h e representatives of the fifteen (15) and nine ( 9 ) c o as t a l muni ci pali ties of Batangas and Cavi te, respectively together with their PG-ENRO and PPDO and some DENR-RIVA personnel. 120312 2