|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Output 1. Selected Bukidnon upper river basin (URB) watersheds have been profiled, and the capacity of stakeholders for participatory watershed planning enhanced, resulting in the delivery of a proposed framework for watershed management planning. Based on the planning framework, 7 watershed management framework plans and micro-level management plans of 21 forest management units have been developed, incorporating climate change, gender, and IP perspectives.
Output 2. LGU capacity for rural infrastructure planning, design, and O&M has been strengthened, resulting in the following: (i) delivery of 20 Rural Infrastructure Project Proposals integrating climate change, gender, and IP perspectives; (ii) enhanced capacity of municipal personnel (municipal engineers (MEs), municipal environment and natural resource officers (MENROs), and municipal planning and development coordinators (MPDCs) of 20 municipalities in RI planning, implementation, and O&M; (iii) training of MEs and MPDCs of 22 municipalities in project proposal and feasibility study preparation; (iv) capacitation of barangay officials and communities in 41 barangays of 17 municipalities in RI and O&M planning, processes, and procedures; and (v) development of a Manual on Effective RI Planning and O&M with standard specifications and prototype designs for common RI infrastructure facilities incorporating climate change and gender and IP perspectives.
Output 3. LGUs and communities in the Bukidnon URB watersheds have been provided with enhanced knowledge of livelihood options based on sustainable watershed management, resulting in the delivery of (i) 14 watershed-based livelihood proposals, which were developed directly with the proponents, including women and IPs; and (ii) 21 other proposals developed as part of forest management unit (FMU) management planning by 20 people's organizations (POs), including indigenous POs. The proposals, particularly those related to watershed rehabilitation, as provided for in FMU management plans, have a good likelihood of obtaining funding from the ADB loan-funded Integrated Natural Resources Management Project (INREMP) and the National Greening Program (NGP) of DENR.
Activities for the cross-cutting areas of gender, climate change, social marketing, and knowledge management have also been completed.