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07 July 2017 PNVSCA to conduct regional multi-sectoral consultation forum in Palo, Leyte

Written by: IRA KAREN U. APANAY

The Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA) will conduct the second leg of the regional multi-sectoral consultation forum as part of the preparation of a national policy and action agenda for the voluntary sector.
The PNVSCA partners with the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Region VIII to gather advocates of volunteerism from different sectors in the said region and to conduct the ‘Forum on Volunteerism: A Vision for the Future,’ which will be held on 13 July 2017 at the NEDA VIII Regional Office in Palo, Leyte.

NEDA- 8 Regional Director Bonifacio G. Uy is expected to welcome 70 participants from regional line agencies, local government units, not-for-profit organizations, private corporate and government owned and controlled corporations and the academe.
NEDA - 8 will also present Ambisyon Natin 2040, Philippine/ Regional Development Plan 2017- 2022 and Opportunities for Volunteerism, while PNVSCA will discuss the significant role of volunteerism in development.

The Forum aims to generate ideas among participants on how volunteerism can support the Philippine Development Plan 2017- 2022. It is part of the series of forum being conducted by the PNVSCA in the National Capital Region, Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

Considering the experiences of volunteers in Region 8 when Typhoon Yolanda swept through Eastern Visayas, PNVSCA Executive Director Joselito C. de Vera said the forum will serve as a good venue for the different sectors to discuss concrete volunteering strategies, existing volunteer programs and new initiatives to sustain the government and private sector efforts in regional development especially the rehabilitation efforts in typhoon-affected communities.

The results of Region 8 Forum will be included as inputs to a national policy and action agenda on volunteerism which will be presented in a National Volunteers Conference in December of this year.

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