BUTUAN CITY, PH, August 14 — The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board) of the Province of Agusan del Norte passed during its regular session last week a resolution authorizing Governor Ma. Angelica Rosedell M. Amante-Matba to sign on behalf of the province the Financial Agreement Contract with GIZ-COSERAM.
Local media report said that Vice Governor Ramon AG Bungabong authored SP Resolution No. 187-2017 that gave authority to the lady governor to partner with the Philippine-German Development Cooperation through the Conflict Sensitive Resource and Asset Management (COSERAM) Program of the Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammernarbeit (GIZ) through the Financial Agreement Contract for the implementation of the project “Support to Capacity Development Measures on Conflict Sensitive Local Development Planning Processes in Agusan del Norte.”
The project aims to implement and mainstream appropriate activities and trainings, such as Conflict Sensitive and Peace Promotion (CSPP), and Do No Harm (DNH) trainings, among others, in the formulation and updating of the province’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) and other plans as Barangay Development Plan (BDP), City Development Plan (CDP), Forest Land Use Plan (FLUP) and the Provincial Development and Physical Framework Plan (PDPFP).
The project also aims to enhance the competency of the local planning teams and improve the capacities of the planning offices toward participatory, inclusive and bottom-up planning that is integrative, comprehensive and sensitive to conflict, gender, Indigenous Peoples culture and rights and disaster risk reduction-climate change issues.
Overall, the project will use all the tools developed by COSERAM in helping the Agusan del Norte provincial government appropriately respond to the needs of the constituents and address various development challenges and conflicts affecting the LGUs.