BANTON ROMBLON- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) MiMaRoPa together with the Municipality of Banton conducted the training on Organizational Development and Management (ODM) last September 29 to October 2, 2015.

The training gathered 56 participants composed of operation and maintenance groups, barangay officials on infrastructure, and the ACT members of Banton.

Aimed to strengthen and enhance the organizational development and management practices in the community, the participants were expected to understand the organizational development framework, encourage the other community members to participate in the planning process of sustaining their sub-projects, and build their self-trust, cooperation, and communication for the successful achievement of their organization’s goals.

The three-day training covered topics including the overview of ODM, Sustainability Evaluation Tools (SET) assessment, leadership and management, organization registration and accreditation, and operation and maintenance of the sub-projects.

Responding positively to the training through their lively participation, the participants committed to serve their communities by sustaining their sub-projects.

“To ensure the sustainability and to enjoy the longer benefits brought by the sub-projects, it is necessary to hone and strengthen the capacity/capability of the operation and maintenance groups and institutionalize the regular conduct of sustainability evaluation to the completed sub-projects,” said one of the resource speakers.

These operation and maintenance groups are expected to evolve into a full functioning organization with vision, mission, by-laws and constitution at least on the completion of a CEAC cycle.

Most of the sub-projects in Banton are level-one water systems and as part of the mandate, all Kalahi-CIDSS projects should be maintained and operated by registered and accredited operation and maintenance groups. ###


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