Needs of indigenous peoples assessed in Negros Occidental
Bacolod City (26 June) -- About 30 "indigenous people" attended the two day Provincial Needs Assessment for Indigenous People (IPs), recently, at Provincial Capitol, Bacolod City.
The activity aims to assess the situation of IP's, and their needs in their communities in the 26 barangays in 14 local government units in Negros Occidental.
The feedback and recommendations that will come from the IP's will be the basis for the five-year medium term plan for them, as part of the government's effort in making services available for the IP's.
The two-day activity includes workshops on Inventory of Problems and Needs of IP's; Prioritization of Programs and Projects; and the Formulation of Provincial IP Vision.
Josela Gregorio, chief of the Technical Management Services Division of the NCIP Region VI, encouraged the IP's to actively participate in the activity, and emphasized that NCIP is intended to help them.
The activity was spearheaded by the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) and Negros Occidental Community Service Center.
Co-facilitated by the Provincial Planning and Development Office and the Gender and Development Program Secretariat. (PIA/cad) [top]