This project aims to contribute for the update of this plan until 2040:
I. Project Rationale
NEDA Caraga supporting through advisory services and technical assistance, regional development planning for the Caraga Region. The objective is to strengthen the capacity of concerned NEDA staff, RLUC- and RGISN members, expecting that they contribute towards the efforts of Provincial Local Government Units (PLGUs) to sustainably manage natural resources, an entry point of which is in development planning while improving governance by making planning more community-driven and demand-oriented. However, PLGUs are confronted with a number of challenges in developing and managing their territories due to: a) Lack of capacity and expertise in land use planning. b) Lack of ownership over externally-formulated land use plans. c) Fragmented and multiple sectoral plans. d) The need to integrate climate change and disaster risks into local planning.
Letter of Instruction (LOI) No. 1350 dated 02 August 1983 provides the basis for land use and physical planning in the country and the creation of the National Land Use Committee (NLUC). The NEDA, as specified in Executive Order No. 230, coordinates development planning and policy formulation at the national and local levels towards the achievement of economic growth coupled with an equitable distribution of income and wealth. Executive Order No. 770 dated 01 December 2008, which amended LOI 1350, provides the institutional framework for National Physical Planning. The first Regional Physical Framework Plan (RPFP) of Caraga Region was prepared in 2004 and was subsequently adopted by the Regional Development Council (RDC).
The RPFP shall be guided by the principles of sustainable development, giving emphasis on the strategies parallel to the Philippine Agenda (PA 21), thus the term “sustainably developed”. The development of the region shall not only focus on socio-economic concerns but also on the integrity of the environment to ensure that the next generation will have the resources to address their needs.
II. Project Objectives
This project generally aims at strengthening the regional physical planning process of the region. Specifically, it intends to:
1. Provision of guidelines in the preparation of the Regional Physical Framework Plan (RPFP);
2. Mainstreaming conflict sensitivity, disaster risk reduction, climate adaptation, gender responsitivity in RPFP;
3. Update of existing RPFP, serving as an umbrella for the PLGUs to enhance their Physical Provincial Framework Development Plans (PPFDPs).
4. Establishment of Nature- and landscape conservation management.
5. Capacitation of vital institutions involved in the physical planning activity at the regional level; and
6. Capacitation of the Regional GIS Operation Center on geospatial analysis and preparation of maps.
III. Project Outputs and Outcomes
Indicated below are the project outcomes and outputs:
Outcome: Increased capacity of the following institutions in the areas of physical/land use planning, conflict resolution and management, disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation: NEDA, Regional Land Use Committee, Regional GIS Network.
Outputs: The following are the outputs of the project: Conflict Sensitive, Gender Responsive and DRR/CCA Enhanced Regional Physical Framework Plan (RPFP), Manual, Updated Regional Physical Framework Plan (RPFP), Policy Paper on Land Use Conflicts.
IV. Project Components
The project comprises several components, namely:
A. Capacity Building. This involves tapping the expertise of relevant institutions, which will not only guide the NEDA Internal Team in the whole process of the RPFP preparation but also undertake capability building (CB) packages to boost the knowledge and skills of the target participants on the following:
1. Related policies governing land use/physical planning and natural resources management;
2. Concepts and tools in physical/land use planning, conflict resolution and DRR/CCA; and
3. Preparation/production of actual thematic maps using geographic information system (GIS).
B. Development of a Manual on CS, GAD and DRR/CCA-Enhanced Guidelines on Regional Physical Framework Plan (RPFP) Preparation. Parallel to the updating of the RPFP is the development of a manual that contains vital concepts, tools and process in the preparation of the RPFP. This involves the following processes:
1. Outlining the components of the proposed Manual. This involves consultations with the different experts in identifying the different parts of the proposed manual.
2. Review of related literatures, policies and existing tools. The proposed manual would lay down the policies and existing tools relevant to land use/physical planning, DRR/CCA, GAD and conflict resolution and management. Consequently, part of the review shall be the identification of the entry points for mainstreaming CS, DRR and CCA in physical/land use planning.
3. Series of meetings and workshops for the developmentof a CS, DRR and CCA-Enhanced Tool for the RPFP Preparation. A series of workshops and write shops will be conducted leading towards the development of a tool for the preparationof the RPFP. A group of experts will be tapped to provide guidance to the whole process of developing the tool.
4. Packaging the Manual.Based on the draft outline, a NEDA staff will take charge in the packaging of the proposed Manual.
5. Presentation of the draft tool to identified stakeholders for critiquing. At this stage, NEDA will identify key stakeholders to review and critique the draft tool.
6. Finalization and Adoption of the Manual. Selected NEDA technical staff will finalize the draft proposed Manual based on the comments and suggestions of the key stakeholders. After that, the proposed Manual will be presented to RLUC and RDC for adoption.
C. The RPFP Updating. This component involves the following:
1. Issuance of NEDA Special Order creating an office’s Internal Team for the RPFP updating. This issuance specifies the staff involved and their assigned tasks in the whole process of RPFP updating.
2. Issuance of a Regional Guidelines for RPFP Updating. This sets the tone and instructions for the RPFP updating.
3. Coordination Meetings. Meetings will be conducted among NEDA Internal Team, members ofthe Regional Land Use Committee (RLUC) and Regional GIS Network (RGISN) and other stakeholders.
4. Basic Orientation on the Different Thematic Issues and Concerns a. Gender responsiveness b. Indigenous Peoples c. Climate Change d. Disaster Risk Reduction and Management e. Conflict f. Nature- and landscape conservation management.
5. Data Generation and Analysis. This involves gathering of spatial and non-spatial data relevant to the RPFP updating.
6. Preparation of Different Thematic Maps. The NEDA RGIS Operation Center will takes charge in the preparation of the relevant thematic maps for the RPFP updating.
7. Drafting of the Updated RPFP. This involves the conduct of a series of workshops and writeshops that would lead towards the drafting of the updated RPFP. The drafting of the plan document involves the following processes: a. Review of the region’s vision and mission b. Workshop on the RPFP’s Introduction and Planning Environment Components c. Workshop on the region’s Physical/Spatial Framework d. Workshop on Goals, Objectives, Targets, Strategies and Programs and Projects e. Workshop on the RPFP’s Implementation Plan Component. f. Series of RPFP Writeshops.
8. Provincial and Regional Consultations. The draft physical plan document will undergo a series of provincial and regional consultations to ensure vertical and horizontal linkages of the physical/land use plans and reinforce advocacy.
9. RPFP Finalization. At this stage, the NEDA Internal Team is firming up the physical plan document taking into consideration the comments and suggestions generated from the series of workshops and consultations.
10. Legitimization of the Physical Plan Document. The legitimization of the RPFP involves a series of presentations to the RLUC, RDC-Sectoral Committees and RDC.
D. Development of a Policy Paper on Land Use Conflict in Caraga Region. This involves the preparation of a policy paper that tackles land use conflict in the region for appropriation action of the RLUC and RDC.
V. Organisation and Management
|Total Project Cost:
Total Grant Fund:
Total Local Counterpart:
PhP 6,452,600.00 (78%)
PhP 1,796,724.00 (22%)
by Wilfried Gebhardt, Technical Advisor to NEDA Caraga