The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Regional Office 13 (Caraga) through its Local Governance Regional Resource Center (LGRRC) and the Local Resource Institutes (LRIs) formally enter into a partnership for the creation of Caraga Consortium on Good Governance through the signing of Memorandum of Understaning (MOU) on October 24, 2016 at Balanghai Hotel and Convention Center, Butuan City.

           Dubbed as “CCGG”, the Caraga Consortium on Good Governance” is formed for the purpose of knowledge-sharing by promoting experiential learning of students of the LRIs and improving the delivery of basic services of local government units (LGUs) through research-based policy making.

         Regional Director Lilibeth A. Famacion, CESO III of DILG 13 said that the CCGG will strengthen the awareness of the academe in the field of local governance and encourage their participation in all the activities concerning local governments.

         The LRIs to the MOU include the following, to wit: Agusan del Sur State College of Agriculture and Technology (ASSCAT), Caraga State University (CSU), Father Saturnino Urios University (FSUU), Philippine Normal University (PNU), Saint Joseph Institute of Technology (SJIT), Saint Paul University Surigao (SPUS), Surigao del Norte College of Technology (SCT) and Surigao del Sur State University (SDSSU).

            As part of the partnership, the DILG-LGRRC and LRIs agree to undertake the points of coordination along community extension, research and evaluation and academic integration (ERA) to improve local governance.

            Along the coordinated effort, the DILG will coordinate with the LGUs on community activities and make available the data and information for research and evaluation. Complementary to this, the LRIs will encourage faculty and students to conduct research on local governance and provide knowledge experts during capacity building programs. (Florian Faith Jr. P. Bayawa, LGOO V, DILG 13)


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