COSERAM shares CSPP-LRM experience in local planners’ national convention

BUTUAN City, PH—Herville Pajaron, senior advisor for Land and Resource Management of the Conflict Sensitive Resource and Asset Management Program of the GIZ shared the COSERAM Experience in mainstreaming Conflict Sensitivity and Peace Promotion in Local Resource Planning and Resource Management (CSPP-LRM) during the 29th National Convention of the League of Local Planning and Development Coordinators of the Philippines last June 20, 2018.

Herville Pajaron, a former local legislator and functionary, draws from his vast experiences in both government and private sector during his sharing of the COSERAM experience in mainstreaming CSPP in local development planning. (© GIZ/Bong D. Fabe)

Pajaron’s sharing was based on COSERAM’s work engagements and partnerships with the local governments of Agusan del Norte including its constituent city of Cabadbaran, 10 municipalities and 15 pilot barangays in Carmen and Santiago, the Province of Bukidnon together with the municipalities of Cabanglasan, San Fernando and Quezon along with nine pilot barangays.

The COSERAM experience applying conflict, culture and gender sensitivity drew its learning from its work on development and forest land use planning in the 8 upland barangays of Butuan City, the Municipality of Malimono including its 14 constituent barangays on ridge-to reef-planning, and the barangay of Liatimco in Lianga, Surigao del Sur on costal resource and fisheries management planning.

“It was a pleasure sharing the GIZ-COSERAM experience in mainstreaming Conflict Sensitivity and Peace Promotion in the Local Development Plans of LGUs during the National Convention of the League of Local Planning and Development Coordinators of the Philippines. Thanks to partner LGUs — Agusan del Norte, Butuan City, Malimono, Surigao del Norte, Bukidnon and Davao region! Let’s continue to Do No Harm and Do Some Good!” said Pajaron.

Mr. Pajaron speaking before more than 700 local planners of cities, municipalities and provinces all over the country during the Convention held at the Almont Inland Resort in Butuan City. (© GIZ/Bong D. Fabe)

Every occasion presents an opportunity for mutual learning especially when the participants have diverse backgrounds, with different interests and varied orientations, he added.

CSPP-LRM brings together an ecosystem-based approach in land use and development planning processes for equitable resource access, utilization, development and management. In close coordination with relevant government agencies and local government unites at different levels, land use planning and resource management processes are revisited and further enhanced.

The 29th National Convention of the League of Local Planners of the Philippines, which has a theme of “Strengthening Capabilities and Alliances of Planning Practitioners for Inclusive, Resilient and Sustainable Development”, was participated in by more than 700 local planners of cities, municipalities and provinces all over the country.

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