A three-day training on regional project monitoring and evaluation system (RPMES) and geotagging was conducted by the MIMAROPA Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC) last April 17-19 at the City Government of Calapan, Oriental Mindoro. The training is in response to Calapan’s request to provide technical assistance to the region’s newly reconstituted local project monitoring committee.

The training was attended by 18 participants from the city government, non-government organizations and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).

Part of the training activity is the conduct of actual field monitoring visit. The participants were able to geotag the ongoing city funded  projects and learned how to process the raw data of the geotagged projects on Google earth and PhotoPlace application.

The Calapan City local project monitoring committee was able to formulate its proposed work program for calendar year 2018 as part of the training output.

The conduct of the RPMES training to the region’s local project monitoring committees’ is a continuing advocacy of the MIMAROPA RPMC, to strengthen the monitoring and evaluation of programs and projects implemented in the region in partnership with the local monitors.

The committee also promotes the adoption of geotagging in monitoring activities to enhance transparency in RPMES reporting.