4 PROPOSALS SUBMITTED TO KOICA
On January 26, 2011, the DIDP-PMO submitted four (4) technical proposals to the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) for possible funding under its Technical Cooperation Program. The said proposals were also personally presented by the PMO to KOICA Resident Representative Jinoh Kim during the dinner hosted by DA RFU XI at Felis Resort, Davao City on February 7, 2011. Representative Kim was in Davao Region to attend the launching of the Modern Rice Processing Center in Magsaysay, Davao del Sur earlier that day.
The 4 proposals submitted to KOICA are:
1) Sustainable Livelihood Empowerment through Entrepreneurship Skills Training. Only a few farmers' and fisherfolks' organizations which were assisted under the DIDP-IFSP through livelihood services were able to graduate to a larger formal sector. The proposed project aims to build the human capital of micro-entrepreneurs in order to improve community-based livelihood programs and help alleviate poverty. It includes capability building with industry immersion, coaching and mentoring in partnership with the established private industries.
2. Establishment of GIS-based applications for LGUs aims to enhance local fiscal and financial administration through the Geographic Information System (GIS). One of its outputs is the installation of GIS-based applications such as Real Property Tax Assessment System, Business Permits and Licensing System and Billing and Collection System in the pilot LGUs.
3. Capacity Development for Waste Water Treatment Facility in the Davao Region. The proposed project aims to develop the capacity of the local government units in implementing Republic Act 9275 (Clean Water Act). This includes training on the evaluation of areas prone to water contamination and implementation of pilot projects on treatment facilities.
4. Integrated Farming System in Upland Areas aims to increase the income of the upland farmers through sustainable upland resource management which includes organic farming methods. These proposals are still under evaluation of KOICA's project officers to be considered for possible funding.