Eleven staff of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Regional Office XII completed the Basic Geographic Information System (GIS) Training on October 18-22, 2021 at the SOCCSKSARGEN Hall, NEDA XII Building, PRGC, Carpenter Hill Koronadal City.
The NEDA XII Disaster Risk Reduction/Climate Change Adaptation (DRR/CCA) Core Team facilitated the training in preparation for the updating of the Regional Spatial Development Framework Plan (RSDF), 2015-2045 and provision of assistance to local government units (LGUs) and other entities in the preparation of their respective development and Climate Disaster Risk Assessment (CDRA)-enhanced physical plans.
The training, which consisted of lectures and workshops, enabled the participants to analyze geospatial data and produce maps required in the preparation of the RSDF. As part of their workshop outputs, each participant prepared a thematic map and presented this for review by the panelists. Training participants came from the Policy Formulation and Planning Division (PFPD), Project Development, Investment Programming and Budgeting Division (PDIPBD), Project Monitoring and Evaluation Division (PMED), Development Research Division (DRD), Office of the Regional Director (ORD) and the Management Information Systems Unit (MISU) of the Finance and Administrative Division.
Mr. Romel Patrick E. Tanghal, Mr. Guillermo R. Manrique, Jr. Ms. Medina G. Herezo and Engr. Romeo A. Salac served as resources persons for the training.
GIS is a set of computer-based systems for managing geographic data and using these data to solve real-world spatial problems. This system is recognized as a valuable tool in decision making especially when it comes to planning, monitoring and analysis of a wide range of disciplines which include land use, agriculture, public health, natural resource management, and local governance, among others. (Romeo A. Salac, NEDA XII-MISU)