Gtz-EnRD, LGU partners revisit options for natural resources development planning


Gtz-EnRD, LGU partners revisit options for natural resources development planning

Tacloban City (May 12) -- The GTZ-Environment and Rural Development Program (EnRD) is set to revisit its options for development planning in natural resource governance with the aim in view of enhancing the same in the next phase of implementation.

Ms. Juliana Hinterberger, adviser and officer in charge of the Environment and Rural Development Program of GTZ informed that these options range from planning in barangays, municipalities and provinces along land use, coastal resource management, forest management, and disaster risk management.

Along this line, a workshop is currently being conducted at the Intercontinental Hotel in Makati City, to validate and assess current Land Use Based Barangay Development Plan processes, information and documentary requirements against Comprehensive Land Use Plan and Comprehensive Development Plan.

Part of the validation process, Ms. Hinterberger said, will be through the experiences of the municipal partners who have gained great expertise in the process of barangay land use planning.

Case presentations on the Land Use Based Barangay Development Planning adaptations in Region 8 will be highlighted during the second day session. Case 1 is St. Bernard, Southern Leyte’s Simple approach in barangay development planning.

Case 2 is Tanauan, Leyte’s Adopting HLURB Planning Standards in Land Use Based Barangay Development Planning; while Case 3 is Tolosa, Leyte’s Integrating Land Use Based approach Barangay Development Plans in CLUP formulation.

The fourth case is Silago, Southern Leyte’s Incorporating forest resource management in the full application of Land Use Based Barangay Development Planning Approach (Barangay Katipunan, Silago).

At the end of the three-day workshop insights and reflections focusing on the possible optimization of barangay development plan processes towards municipal level planning will be given by DILG Usec Austere Panadero; HLUB Commissioner; DBM; DENR USEC Calderon; ADB Claudia Buentjen, Senior Governance and Capacity Devt Specialist; LMP representative and an NGO. (PIA 8) - - Austere Panadero

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