NEDA-02 holds 3rd Cagayan Valley regional annual planners convention

September 19, 2014 10:27 am 

By Simeon C. Dilan

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Sept 18 (PNA) — The National Economic Development Authority 2 (NEDA-02) held its 3rd Cagayan Valley regional annual planners convention Thursday, aimed at advancing green economy and adopting green growth strategies in steering local development for Cagayan Valley Region at the Crown pavilion hotel in his city.

NEDA OIC regional director Maryanne ER. Darauay, said the planners convention generally aims to familliarize the regional and local planners on one of the most critical concerns of development through an annual education program.

Among others, the convention also aims to increase the locals' awareness of the significance of green growth strategies; among local planners as key players of development in their respective locale, she added.

Darauay said the activity likewsie aims to strengthen the skills of planners on the emerging global phenomena in order to take advantage of green growth opportunities; and

Provide an interactive venue for the stakeholders to discuss and exchange knowledge and experiences on climate change adaptation and programs of government institutions.

He said the proactively encourages green strategies in the formulation of future local plans, and to enjoin participation of, and forge commitment among the stakeholders in various green initiatives and activities in the region.

Darauay said that through the annual planners convention in the region, The NEDA 02 take advantage of the activity as a meeting point of regional and local planners emphasizing green growth as valuable tool in local planning, strengthen capability-building efforts of local units through the exchange of information of the current programs and projects of the climate change commission, particularly in the region to support the commitment of stakeholders in promoting green growth in their respective areas.

In support of the objectives and activities of the climate change advocacy campaign, participants in the National greening Program (NGP) and other environmental projects of the government, must rally for the protection and maintenance of the country's forests and those that are to be established in Cagayan Valley. (PNA)

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