IRDF conducts Institutional Policy and Analysis Training in Sorsogon City

Around 20 participants coming from basic sector organizations namely GABAY (Gabay ng Kababaihan para sa Sambayanan), ALPAS (ALyansa kan Parasira sa Sorsogon) and Bigkis, a farmers organization, partake in the Institution and Policy Analysis Training hosted by IRDF last September 12-13, 2013 at Casa Dominga, Sorsogon City.

Ms. Arze Glipo, Executive Director of IRDF, start-off by saying that this kind of training is important for people’s organization such as ALPAs, GABAY, and    Bigkis, to guide them in analyzing power relations in the community where they are in and in the national sphere as a whole. Ms. Glipo was also one of the resource persons for that said training wherein she discussed about structural analysis and then proceeded to power analysis.

Other resource persons include Ms. Libby Dometita, Project Manager of the Participatory Governance Project, Mr. Rico Gaurino, officer in charge of DILG-Sorsogon, and Mr. alex Jasareno, training officer of IRDF.

Ms. Dometita explained the different tools of analysis such as problem tree analysis, institution’s analysis, and stakeholder analysis whereas Mr. Gaurino tackled the provisions of the Republic Act 7160 or the Local Government Code of 1991 with emphasis on the powers of the barangay being the basic political unit of the government. On the other hand, Mr. Jasareno gave a brief background of the Republic Act 8550 or commonly known as the Fisheries Code of 1998.

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