The DSWD convened local government units (LGUs) during the Kalahi-CIDSS Mid-Year Review, Re-Orientation, and Planning Workshop in Naga City Regent Hotel and Convention Center last July 21-22, 2016.
The first day tackled in-depth Kalahi-CIDSS program orientation, Cycle 1 (2014-2015) implementation status, lessons and challenges, key support needed to complete the implementation, present targets for the succeeding years of implementation. It also served as an activity to strengthen the local chief executives’ commitment to the LGUs’ partnership with DSWD along Kalahi-CIDSS implementation.
The next day focused on the status of LGU support and address undelivered LGU commitments by creating catch-up plans to attain targets.
“LGUs have crucial roles in the Kalahi-CIDSS implementation because our partnership requires their active engagements to deliver their commitments to the project,” DSWD Dir. Arnel Garcia said.
The activity was participated in by the department heads and mayors of LGUs participating in Kalahi-CIDSS.
The LGUs are expected to complement the operations of Kalahi-CIDSS by providing the following:
- Delivery of local counterpart contribution
- Logistical support (Office for Kalahi-CIDSS staff, equipments)
- Functional Municipal Inter-Agency Committee headed by the mayor responsible for the supervision and monitoring of all Kalahi-CIDSS municipal and community activities and assist DSWD workers in community mobilization
- Complete staff under the Municipal Coordinating Team, the team formed at LGU level who will help DSWD in the implementation
At present, Bicol had already utilized 43% of PhP4,497,448,178 for the construction of 1,351community sub-projects.
Out of the 1,351 community sub-projects, Bicol must complete the 1,011 ongoing community sub-projects from August to October under the 2014-2015 implementation (Cycle 1). For Cycle 2 (2015-2016), community sub-projects must be completed by September 2017.
The Kapit- Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS) is a DSWD program that seeks to help alleviate poverty through community-driven development (CDD).
The operations of the community-driven development (CDD) approach expanded into a national scale, which was tried and proven effective by Kalahi-CIDSS. 101 poor municipalities in Bicol are under its expansion from 2014 to 2019 with a total of grant of PhP4,497,448,178.