Wednesday, March 4, 2009


SPUP President, Sr. Remy Angela Junio, spc attended the 2009 World Bank KDC Network strategic planning held @ Richmonde Hotel, Ortigas Center Pasig City with SPUP’s Planning and Development Director, Dr. Josephine Campanano on February 26-27 2009. The strategic planning aimed at identifying ways by which the KDCs as a network and the World Bank can work together to improve the following:

- Creating public interest in development issues and demand for good governance,
- Developing, communicating, monitoring & evaluating knowledge products,
- Using ICT for virtual knowledge sharing,
- Other options to be identified by the network.


KDC Mission and Vision
- Consider revisiting the vision and mission, to account for new realities
- Consider thinking of “implementing rules and regulations” or IRR for specific strategies and programs

Strengthening the Network
- Consider how the network can be strengthened further, perhaps a foundation (?)
- See how World Bank and other development agencies can fit in
- The governance structure of the GDLN Asia Pacific could be explored as an option for the KDCs - Come up with joint statement or common stand
- Expand the network - for example, ANSA. Current Partners: ADB, TAN, WHO UNIC, TAF
- Link with partners and projects in regions where there are KDCs
- Consider setting up more KDCs in regions that are not represented in the network

Common Projects of the Network
- Involvement in KALAHI - CIDDS
- Involvement in AAAA: Need to define concrete interfaces, the details the process. Some possibilities are: data gathering and analysis, consultations, appraisals, monitoring, evaluation, information sharing. Immediate next step: create a resource inventory. Make this information available in the KDC website or cross-links. The World Bank Philippines shall share TORs for the projects and information about the programs. A roster of professionals and competencies and school calendar shall be submitted to the World Bank by network members.

Creating Public Interest in Development Issues and Demand for Governance
- Share information with LGUs, CSOs on: procurement rules and regulations, project financing and expected outcomes, and good governance.
- Improve transparency
- Enhance citizen’s participation
- Encourage higher participation of CSOs in WB activities, e.g. roads, education.
- Develop local systems of monitoring and evaluation
- Clarify the demand and issues
- Get suggestions for improving development activities using new financing tools, new sector involvement and new project design
- Get the right support for better coordination of local stakeholders
- Consult and communicate (KDC involvement in project consultations in the context of safeguards

Developing, communicating, monitoring & evaluating knowledge products (specifically, Youth Project & procurement deliverables)
- Work for replicability and sustainability
- Use the KDC to pilot-test the materials among young people
- Get input from Transparency and Accountability Network (TAN), other educators, other organizations
- Submit materials for certification by GPPB and schools for integration in curriculum, government trainings, and NGO trainings
- Develop a core of young people; train as observers
- Consider community-based research Possibilities: facilitation, technical, capacity development, funds, patience, impact evaluation, experimental design, case studies
- Involve KDCs in monitoring World Bank-supported projects
- Develop auditors who will evaluate performance, ex. How conditional cash transfer reduces vulnerability of households
- Tap KDCs as institutional consultants
- Involve KDCs in data gathering and analysis (not to let go of data gathering, because there’s a dearth of professionals who can do this)

Using ICT for virtual knowledge sharing
- Already doing point-to-point videoconferencing
- Use this to connect to CPBD, central planning and policy making bodies of government, media outlets
- Use this to share experiences in the KDC Network
- Tap the private sector in helping set up the necessary ICT infrastructure, for example, Globe, Smart, Ayala Foundation, etc.

Immediate next steps
- A working group has been formed to do follow-through tasks. This group is composed of the following:Father Rod Salazar, Henry Grageda of AIM, Sheila Algabre of NDU, Miles Arroyo of Ateneo de Naga, Mark Garcia of SU. Nor and Moira also part of the group.
- Based on the discussions during the KDC strategic planning, the working group will complete the following tasks:
Revise the KDC vision and mission
Identify common areas to be pursued by the network, and identify the strategies
Define how the KDC network should be organized moving forward
- The following is the timeline for the immediate next steps: Week of March 2: The working group holds online discussions Week of March 9: The working group holds an audioconference/videoconference Week of March 16: The working group submits the following documents to the KDC Group, for comments and suggestions
- Revised KDC vision and mission
- KDC network programs and strategies
- KDC network organization
- Resend the result of the PhilGEPS baseline survey
- Send information about social safeguards and have an online session on project cycle

- Henry Grageda, Asian Institute of Management Executive Managing Director
- Mila Raquid-Arroyo, Ateneo De Naga KDC Director
- Dimpna Castigador, Central Philippine University Director
- Teodoro Robles, Central Philippine University President
- Novel Bangsal, Congressional Planning and Development Director
- Rodolfo Vicerra, Congressional Planning and Development Director General
- Sheila Algabre, Notre Dame University Vice President for Identity and Mission
- Teresita Salva, Palawan State University President
- Erlinda Ganapin, Palawan State University Executive Vice-President
- Mark Garcia, Silliman University Director for Information and Publications
- Ben Malayang III, Silliman University President
- Josephine Campanano, St. Paul University Philippines Director for Planning and Development
- Sr. Remy Angela Junio, spc, St. Paul University Philippines President
- Dionisio Miranda, SVD, University of San Carlos President
- Ferdinand Boncayao, University of San Carlos Dean
- Roderick Salazar, SVD, University Presidential Assistant for Planning and Development
- Perfecto Albin, University of Southeastern Philippines President
- Daniel Ugay, Jr., University of Southeastern Philippines Vice-President for Academic Affairs

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