Davao City – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Regional Office here recently hosted the 1st quarter Kalahi-CIDSS Project Review and Evaluation Workshop (PREW) for Visayas and Mindanao clusters held at Eden Nature Park and Resort.

The workshop aimed to review the regional project implementation for the past quarter and to plan thoroughly for the second quarter of 2014.

“It is our pleasure to welcome all the participants in our beloved city and I do hope that you will enjoy the ambiance and the serenity of the venue that’s quite far from the noise and hassle of the city. A place like this that is far from distraction and offers tranquility would help us be focused on how we are going to make our plans for the next quarter,” Regional Director Priscilla N. Razon urged participants in her opening message.

As DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS embraces its new responsibility as it advances into NCDDP or the National Community-Driven Development Program, the participants were given an overview about the new endeavor, significant dates and events for the national launch, and hiring of new staffs since the program now covers a bigger scope.

Also conducted were technical sessions wherein issues and concerns of different regions were clarified.

Moreover, Grassroots Participatory Budgeting (GPB) was discussed and participants were directed to really make it more participatory by eliciting genuine involvement of various sectors at the local government level. (DSWD)