The NEDA Regional Office (NRO) in MIMAROPA conducted a two-day user’s training on Online Regional Project Monitoring and Evaluation System (eRPMES)  on November 10 and 11 through video conference.

OIC-Regional Director Susan A. Sumbeling welcomed the participants on the opening day of the training, expressing gratitude for taking time to attend the eRPMES training despite the busy schedule. She emphasized that NRO MIMAROPA, as the secretariat of the MIMAROPA Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC),  believes that the stakeholders from the agencies, local government units (LGUs), state universities and colleges (SUCs), and private sector representatives (PSRs)  play a vital role in proper project implementation and monitoring.

The overall goal of the training was to introduce the eRPMES online platform to key stakeholders in the region. The training also aimed to generate feedback and suggestions for the improvement of the eRPMES.

Mr. Bernard N. Layon of the Information and Communications Technology Staff – Information System Development Division (ICTS-ISDD) served as the resource speaker for the virtual training. The topics include the salient features of the Erpmes, a brief discussion of RPMES Forms 1 to 4, and detailed walkthrough of using the eRPMES. In addition,  participants also went through quick orientation on RPMES (rationale, objectives, scope and coverage, and institutional arrangements); and brief introduction to eRPMES.

The participants were given ample time for hands-on practice to explore and test the online project monitoring portal. Comments and feedback from participants were collected to identify issues and to further enhance the system’s capability prior to the release and launching of the final eRPMES version.

A total of 88 participants from various regional line agencies, LGUs, SUCs and select NEDA MIMAROPA staff attended the online training. The eRPMES is scheduled to be launched on December 4 during the 4th quarter MIMAROPA RDC Full Council meeting.