The RESOURCEGov 2 Project team conducted the Final Conference and Sustainability Planning for Region 12 on January 26, 2021 at The Farm @ Carpenter Hill, Koronadal City. It was attended by 60 participants (Male 35, Female 25) in the physical and online setup. Observing the COVID-19 protocols of the province of South Cotabato, the project invited only four (4) representatives per LGU while others joined via Zoom.
The activity started with a prayer and national anthem. Mahintana President and Project Director Mr. Martiniano Magdolot welcomed the participants and partners and shared his hopes of a continuous partnership among the government agencies, LGUs and CSOs. DILG XII Regional Director Josephine Leysa and BLGF XII Regional Director Jeany Tedera gave their messages of support and gratitude for the project. Delegation of the European Union in the Philippines Programme Manager Ms. Carol Maningo’s prerecorded message was played where she expressed her congratulations to the project team and the beneficiaries. After the messages, Project Manager Mr. Roel Ian P. Blanker presented the project milestones while Mr. Gilbert Pacificar, independent evaluator, shared the initial results of the end-of-project evaluation. In the afternoon, the participants wrote and presented their sustainability plans. At end of the conference, Mr. Blanker thanked and congratulated everyone for the success of the project implementation even amidst the various challenges.