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Northern Samar conducts programme implementation review on CPC 6

By Teresita B. Cardenas

Catarman, Northern Samar (29 March) -- In order to ascertain the project's success in achieving its planned targets and goals, the Provincial Technical Working Group (PTWG) conducted a Programme Implementation Review on CPC 6 yesterday at Fishville Resort, Bobon, Northern Samar.

Provincial Planning and Development Coordinator Engr. Romeo M. Cardenas said that PIR is a regular process within the program life that involves an assessment of achievement against the results framework, utilization of resources, identifying challenges and gaps, making recommendations for programmatic and strategic actions and improvements as may be needed for the two year expansion of implementation, and signals the development of CPC 7, as may be needed and recommended.

He said, the province of Northern Samar is one among the 19 provinces and five cities in the country that were covered by the program of cooperation. The high incidence of poverty has adversely affected the present social situation in the province. As a result, families have increasingly been vulnerable to more and more factors that put to risk the children's rights to survival, protection, development and participation.

To address this major concern, the province has given priority to programs that aims to reduce disparities in the situation of the children and women in the disparity area. This step strongly conforms to the provisions of the CRC and of the Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), he added.

Moreover he said, as a CPC 6 province, the implementation and advocacy plan of action for child-friendly movement (CFM) which addresses all key issues through the life-cycle of children within the family and the Filipino society is being assessed. The 2010 work plan is formulated in close coordination with the members of the Provincial Technical Working Group and implementing departments, following the principles of the Human Rights based Approach to Programming and Results based management.

The Sixth Country Program for Children (CPC 6) is a five-year integrated program of cooperation between the Government of the Philippines (GOP) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) covering the period 2005-2009.

CPC 6 in the province has five components such as health and nutrition, education, child protection, communication and social policy and local development. (PIA Northern Samar) [top]

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