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The Human Development Network, in coordination with the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities, organized the Mindanao leg of the “Planning Exercises for Provinces” last June 18, 2015, at the Davao del Norte Sports Complex Clubhouse, Tagum City, Davao del Norte.

This workshop, which provided an orientation on the key results of the 7th Philippine Human Development Report, was attended by representatives of the various government units, civil society organizations, and academic institutions in Davao del Norte, led by the provincial vice-governor, Hon. Victorio Suaybaguio, Jr., and Atty. Jennifer Namoc-Yasol, executive assistant to the governor.

During the workshop, participants discussed key concerns, including the possibilities and constraints for integration of development efforts in the province, especially in the areas of informal settlements and transport linkages, and key actions that need to be undertaken to improve the planning capacity of the provincial government and other stakeholders.

Vice Governor Victorio Suaybaguio delivering his opening   remarks
Vice Governor Victorio Suaybaguio delivering his opening  remarks

Mr Nelson Plada of the Davao del Norte Provincial Planning   Office providing the closing remarks
Mr. Nelson Plada of the Davao del Norte Provincial Planning  Office providing the closing remarks