UP ISSI trains BFAR technical officers on monitoring, evaluating programs & projs

Mr. Anthony L. Gutierrez (front, center), resource person for BFAR's training program on Monitoring and Evaluating Programs and Projects, poses with the participants.
Mr. Anthony L. Gutierrez (front, center), resource person for BFAR’s training program on Monitoring and Evaluating Programs and Projects, poses with the participants.

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is a government institution mandated to develop and implement a National Fisheries Industry Development Plan. The plan summarizes the problems of the fishery industry sector to include its service to benefit the fisherfolk nationwide.

With the main objective of sustainable ecosystem-based fisheries management and to face the new challenges and opportunities of the ASEAN Integration,  BFAR continues to develop programs and projects to improve the sector, and ensure the effective and efficient  management, evaluation, and monitoring of projects. Thus, a training program on Monitoring and Evaluating Programs and projects was implemented 11-15 July 2016 at Hotel Rembrandt in Quezon City. It aimed to equip BFAR’s key technical officers with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes in evaluating and monitoring programs and projects.

Several participants joined the program,  representing various regional offices in Davao, Iloilo, Dagupan and the National Capital Region. The major outputs of the participants were the appraisal reports of projects being undertaken by BFAR.  A total of five actual projects were appraised of their feasibility.

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