FMP conducts workshop to improve its Project Operations Manual

June 16, 2017

Recognizing the need to update its project’s operations manual, technical and financial officers of the Forestland Management Project (FMP) convened in a workshop on June 14 to 16 at the Hives Hotel and Convention Place in Quezon City.

The workshop kicked-off with an orientation on the rationale of arriving with a finalized project operations manual. The importance of having a document that would guide and harmonize the implementation of activities in FMP’s project sites was emphasized.

Participants from FMP’s Field Implementing Units in CAR, Regions 2, 3, and 6 were briefed with the manual’s existing provisions and guidelines. This brought attention the actual implementation issues experienced by FMP’s Focal Persons.

During the 3-day workshop’s write-shop session, participants used their experiences and stockpiled knowledge to generate additions and revised contents for the different sections of the manual. These include updated operational procedures for project activities related to Survey, Mapping, and Planning, Community Organizing, Site Development, Agroforestry Support Facilities, Policy Initiatives for Watershed Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Project Management, Financial Management, and Procurement Services.

Through a plenary presentation, outputs of the participants were evaluated for further improvement and fine-tuning.

Prior to the revision, FMP’s project operations manual was first conceived in 2012. Since the Project had undergone restructuring in 2014 and minor technical and financial reprogramming in the years after, this called for its operations manual to be updated.

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