The Development Research Division (DRD) of NRO7 successfully conducted a training on RDC7’s Project Information Management System (PIMS) last 23 February 2016 at NRO7 Conference Room, Sudlon, Lahug, Cebu City.
NEDA7 Regional Director Efren B. Carreon, who has been fully supportive and has guided the PIMS initiative, graced the training-workshop.
PIMS is a web-based application. It serves as a repository/database of projects proposed and monitored by the different proponents and stakeholders of Central Visayas. It allows storage, retrieval, updating and generating reports in hard copy and electronic formats.
PIMS is a collaborative effort of NRO7 divisions: a) Development Research Division (DRD) as the lead developer, b) Project Development, Investment Programming and Budgeting Division (PDIPBD) tracks the status of project proposals, c) Project Monitoring and Evaluation Division (PMED) monitors the state of projects of the region.
The training included orientation on the two modules of PIMS – the projects included in the Regional Development Investment Program, and the projects monitored under the Regional Project Monitoring and Evaluation System which includes the post super typhoon Yolanda rehabilitation projects.
In both modules, the participants were trained on how to extract the desired project information from excel files to be inputted into the different fields of the PIMS application.
The Training Team was composed of the following: Mr. Charles Douglas T. Quimada, Economic Development Specialist I of the Development Research Division (DRD) as the main Resource Person; Facilitators were the staff from the Yolanda Project Monintoring Office (PMO) who have the experience of already using the system for their projects.
Participants of the workshop were RLAs and SUCs namely: DPWH, DA, DSWD, TESDA, DTI, DENR, DOH, NIA, BISU, CNU.
The feedback from participants was that the system is useful for monitoring projects. They indicated their willingness to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to pilot-test the PIMS in their respective offices.