?Participants in the Basic Project Management Course gather for a class picture during its run in July at the Development Academy of the Philippines in Pasig City.

A total of 54 program and project managers as well as members of the technical staff of various government agencies and corporations underwent a five-day basic course on project management conducted by the Development Academy of the Philippines’ Center for Governance-Operations Management Office recently at the Virata Hall of the DAP Building in Pasig City.  The course was designed to equip participants with a comprehensive understanding of the concepts and approaches to project planning and the management of development programs and projects.

Project management experts and an economic development specialist made up the faculty that implemented the different course lectures, which were attended by participants from national line agencies and government-owned and controlled corporations.  These offices included the Department of Agriculture, DA-Agricultural Training Institute, DA Regional Offices II, IV, V, VI and X, Department of Interior and Local Government, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Regional Offices CAR, XI, and XII, Bureau of Soils and Water Management, Department of Finance, Department of Health, Quirino Memorial Medical Center, Philippine Fisheries Development Authority, National Meat Inspection Service, Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and the City Government of Makati.

Course participants were later given the opportunity to apply their learnings by presenting their draft project logical frameworks and project risk registers to a panel composed of CfG Managing Director Imelda Caluen, Sustainable Human Development Program Managing Director Alan Cajes, CfG Director Alvin Principe, and CfG-OMO Project Officer Dan Baon.