PNVSCA and USPC Holds Annual Bilateral Programming Meeting for 2019
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08 May 2019 PNVSCA and USPC Holds Annual Bilateral Programming Meeting for 2019

Written by: Fely M. Baday

PNVSCA and Peace Corps discuss the volunteer deployment plan for 2019 during the Annual Bilateral Programming (ABP) meeting at the PNVSCA Conference Room in Quezon City on 07 May 2019.
Prior to the presentation and discussion of volunteer deployment plan for 2019, Peace Corps (PC) Philippines' Director for Programs and Training Wendy Slee provided highlights of PC's strategic volunteer program management in 2018 including milestones of its three sectors, to wit: (1) the Coastal Resource Management (CRM) sector, a PC program unique to the Philippines, is already implementing its newly approved Project Framework or Logic Model; (2) the Children Youth and Family (CYF) sector has already completed its project review and redesign in 2018 resulting in an improved Program framework; and (3) the Education Sector which had its Memorandum of Understanding signed between and among PNVSCA, Peace Corps and the Department of Education in December 2018.

While more than 50 percent of the Peace Corps volunteer (PCV) deployment for 2019 are with new local partner institutions, PC Sector Managers reported that around 30 percent will be successive placements to build on the gains of previous and current volunteer assistance. On volunteer program management, PC will continue to ensure PCVs' safety and security, and implement quality training, monitoring and coordination despite the reduction in budget allocation.

Annual Bilateral Programming meetings are being held at PNVSCA for partner international volunteer service organizations (IVSOs) to present their volunteer deployment plan for the year, and for PNVSCA to clarify potential implementation issues and ascertain the validity of target volunteer placements.

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