PostHeaderIcon ODK, Qlik, LITS Orientation to LGUs Barobo and Tagbina, Surigao del Sur

The RESOURCEGov 2 Project team, thru MINCODE and its member network Kasilak Development Foundation (KDFI), Inc., conducted a series of orientation and training about ODK, Qlik, and LITS to 20 participants (11 male, 17 female) from LGUs Tagbina and Barobo of Surigao del Sur on March 5-9, 2018 at Maxze Bed and Breakfast, Lanang, Davao City.

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Ms. Llenie Grace Cebuala, Kasilak Development Foundation, Inc. Project Officer, facilitated the activity. The program started with acknowledgment and introduction of participants. Ms. Jane G. Moreno, the MLGOO of the municipality of Barobo welcomed all the participants emphasizing that the training is a great opportunity for the local government units to improve their systems and transparency in governance. During the expectation setting, the LGUs wanted to learn something new, go home full of knowledge, and apply their learnings to improve their performance. Mr. Roel Ian P. Blanker, RESOURCEGov 2 Project Manager, oriented about Mahintana Foundation (MFI) thru a video presentation and then gave a brief project orientation to the participants. Before the training proper started, KDFI Executive Director Mr. Joemil Montebon, in his message, expressed his gratitude for the partnership and the commitment of the participants to the project, specially with the presence of Hon. Felixberto Urbiztondo, Mayor of LGU Barobo. Mr. Jobe Tubigon, MFI Operations Manager, also shared that the systems that will be introduced to them will not replace their existing systems, but rather complement them.

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During the ODK training, the participants were able to create an account for their LGUs in Kobotoolbox.org, learned how to create forms, and to conduct survey through their Android phones/tablets.  They also learned how to simply aggregate their data and generate maps. In the afternoon, they were able to conduct mock survey on locational clearance, business permit monitoring, monitoring for locally funded projects and real property tax.

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During the Qlik training, the participants were able to register an account and download installer of Qlik Sense Desktop. They also learned how to use Qlik Sense Cloud when working online. Using the Statement of Receipts and Expenditures (SRE) report, the participants learned how to create an app with interactive charts and graph that would visualize the figures of the report. At the end of the workshop, the LGUs were able to generate an interactive graph of their actual vs target SREs. With Qlik, they realized that it is easier to analyze as to why they have increasing or decreasing trends in their reports and take action.

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For the LITS training, the LGUs were able to install the database and the system to their demo units.  They have also learned how to use the system in standalone scheme and in a networked environment.

At the end of the training, the LGUs were grateful to the project and realized that the systems were advantageous and beneficial to various government offices, especially when DILG requests for reports. Mr. Blanker and MINCODE Project Officer Ms. Myra Macla also shared their appreciation to the participants for sustaining their interest throughout the series of training.  As a result of the training, the participants made an action plan to implement what they have learned from the training to their respective LGUs. . After, Mr. Montebon, in his closing remarks, was excited in pushing the advocacy in influencing partners towards good governance. He shared that the action plans will be harmonized with KDFI plan and will be presented to the mayors. The training ended with awarding of certificates to the participants.

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