The Development Academy of the Philippines’ Center for Governance-Operations Management Office conducted the “Course on Basic Project Management,” a five-day live-out course designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the concepts and approaches in managing development programs and projects.

The sessions, which were held last September 17-21 at the DAP Headquarters in Pasig City, were conducted by project management specialists that included National Economic Development Authority-Investment Programming Division Chief Laarnie Wong Capistrano, Director Alvin P. Principe of the DAP Operations Management Office, as well as CFG senior project officer Peter Dan B. Baon of the Academy.

The participants were equipped with basic knowledge on project cycle management; project identification, design and implementation planning; and project risk management.  Highlighting the course were discussions on the preparation of problems and objectives tree, project logframe, project implementation plan, and risk register.

The training participants presented their outputs on these topics to a panel of experts from the DAP composed of CFG Managing Director Imelda C. Caluen, Director Gilbert E. Lumantao of the Policy Research Office, Director Alvin P. Principe, and Director Catherine S. Luzuriaga of the Corporate Operations and Strategy Management.  The panelists provided valuable insights and constructive assessments for all these outputs.

The course was attended by 27 participants from various government agencies, namely, the Department of Health, National Mapping and Resource Information Authority, Philippine Statistics Authority, Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, Office of the Regional Governor-Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, Authority of Freeport Area of Bataan, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, Bases Conversion and Development Authority, National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Philippine Competition Commission, Climate Change Commission, and Social Security System.