To achieve one of the priority thrusts of the Department which is adopting climate risk lens in national planning and policy making by establishing natural upesource geospatial database, the provincial environment and natural resources office (PENRO) in NV headed by PENR Officer Giovannie Magat conducted capability building for 40 field personnel on April 26-28, this year in Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya.
The participants are from the sections of Regulating and Permitting, Conservation and Development, Enforcement and Monitoring, National Greening Program, Community-Based Forest Management; and focal persons of Certificate of Stewardship Contract, Protected Areas, and Infrastructure Project.
Aritao CENR Officer Lensy Bunuen underscored the importance of Geographic Information System (GIS) as prerequisite in planning environmental programs and activities.
“There is a need to equip the personnel in the use of GIS because this will lead in the formulation of action plan to ensure successful development and implementation of the different plans and programs of our Department,” he said.
Meanwhile, Management Services Division Chief Melody Manzo underlined the need to train more personnel on GIS to facilitate the preparation of accomplishment report for submission to the Regional Office.
Topics discussed were shapefile generation, data sources, attribute table management, data management, map layouting, and one control map.
Participants in the three-day learning event gained knowledge on ArcGIS system. They were able to submit the different spatial data under their respective sections during the workshop.
Foresters Jay Marshal Jasmin, Marlon Jay Bayag, and John Michael Tuazon; and Forest Ranger Reynaldo Bermejo Jr. served as resource persons during the learning event.#
(PENRO Nueva Vizcaya)