DSWD KALAHI-CIDSS 9 wins 5 national awards PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 18 February 2012 14:05

The Regional Project Management Office of the DSWD’s KALAHI-CIDSS Project has received five national awards during the project’s year-end assessment
and planning workshop held at the Bayview Plaza Hotel in Manila on February 1-2, 2012.

The awards are as follows: Award for the RPMO with the Best Public-Private Partnership Initiative, Best Monitoring and Evaluation Team, Best in Sub-Project Implementation for 16 New KC Municipalities, Best in Grant Fund Disbursement for the 48 Makamasang Tugon Municipalities, and Best Social Marketing Product.

Undersecretary Parisya Taradji said that the success of the DSWD’s community-driven development project depends highly on the efforts of the staff in being dedicated with its implementation; she congratulated the various field offices for their accomplishments in realizing the project’s efforts of empowering communities, enhancing local governance, and reducing poverty.

The KALAHI-CIDSS project, is a bottom-top approach to development – communities (through organized volunteers made up of ordinary residents and most of which have not even finished formal education) identify and implement projects that would best address their most urgent development concerns.

KALAHI-CIDSS is  one of the three strategies in the DSWD’s Tatsulo Convergence program, along with the SEA-K sustainable livelihood program and the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program. KC continuous to expand its reach to more poor municipalities. In region IX, 12 new areas are expected to begin implementation in the first quarter of this year.