The Development Academy of the Philippines’ Center for Governance (DAP-CFG) conducted the “Course on Monitoring and Evaluation for the Department of Science and Technology (DOST)” for the first batch of participants from the DOST last June.

A total of 36 DOST planning officers and staff from the head and regional offices as well as attached agencies attended and completed the course held at the DAP Conference Center in Tagaytay City.

Dr. Carol M. Yorobe, DOST Undersecretary for Scientific and Technological Services, thanked the DAP for conducting the course while expressing the hope that, through the course, the DOST will become more visible in its pursuit of contributing to national development through the advancement of science and and technology nationwide.

CFG Managing Director Imelda C. Caluen welcomed the first batch of participants and commended the DOST for highlighting the significance of training its staff and officers in monitoring and evaluation (M&E), which she said is a fundamental part of the government’s overall planning process to ensure the achievement of development.

Resource persons of the course included Wilfredo M. de Perio of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Director Gilbert E. Lumantao of the DAP-CFG Policy Research Office, Jansen M. Mayor of Lutheran World Relief, Professor Jalton G. Taguibao of the University of the Philippines-Diliman, Executive Director Dr. Josefina V. Almeda of the Philippine Statistical Research and Training Institute, and Adelina H. Velasco of the German International Cooperation.

The “Course on Monitoring and Evaluation for the DOST” aims to equip participants with the necessary skills in M&E, foster a common understanding on M&E concepts and theories, and update their knowledge on the latest M&E trends and best practices.

The second run of the course will be conducted on July 25-27, 2018 at DAPCC Tagaytay and will train an additional 39 participants from the DOST.