Members of PCC ExeCom during the Programming Exercise on 7 January 2016 at PCC National Headquarters, Muñoz, Nueva Ecija.
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), conducted a Programming Exercise at the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) National Headquarters in Nueva Ecija on 7 January 2016. This is part of the PCC-funded project titled “Building Capacity and Strengthening Partnership for Carabao Development Program.” The project, which started in July 2015, is now on its third quarter of implementation.
Dr. Serafin Talisayon, KM Policy Planning Specialist and Team Leader, during the Programming Exercise held on 7 January 2016 at PCC National Headquarters, Muñoz, Nueva Ecija.Dr. Serafin Talisayon, KM Policy Planning Specialist and Team Leader, led the facilitation of the programming exercise. Dr. Talisayon presented the observations derived from the Knowledge Management (KM) Audit conducted at the PCC Central Office and selected Regional Centers. The presentation was followed by a workshop where members of the PCC Executive Committee (ExeCom) were divided into small groups. The workshop aimed to validate, modify, and approve the Five-Year Knowledge Management for the Carabao Business Enterprise (KM4CBE) Program for PCC (2016 – 2020), as well as the remaining activities of the project.
The KM4CBE Program is expected to continue past the duration of the project. It aims to produce higher farm incomes, better work performance, and minimize knowledge loss from staff turnover. Moreover, the remaining project activities presented were modified by the SEARCA Project Team (SPT) based on the results of the KM Audit to cater the priority needs of PCC.
The activity concluded with a plenary session where the PCC ExeCom approved the KM4CBE Program and the remaining project activities. Other members of the SEARCA Project Team who also participated in the Programming Exercise include Dr. Maria Celeste H. Cadiz, KM and Capacity Building Specialist; Dr. Lope B. Santos III, OIC and Program Specialist; Ms. Nancy Landicho, Program Specialist, and Ms. Sarah Quiñones, PDTS Project Associate. The results of this activity will be presented to the PCC Regional Center Directors on 25 January 2016. (Sarah Grace L. Quiñones)