(From left to right) Mr. Mark Vincent P. Aranas, KM Assistant from SEARCA; Dr. Mariliza V. Ticsay, Head of SEARCA’s Knowledge Resources Unit; Ms. Donna Lyne Sanidad, Information Technology Officer of CCC; Ms. Frances Mara Mendoza, PR and Communications Advisor of GIZ; Dr. Maria Celeste H. Cadiz, Program Head of SEARCA’s Knowledge Management Department; and Dr. Lorenzo F. Templonuevo, GIZ Consultant for the Support to the Climate Change Commission Project.
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – Representatives from the Information and Knowledge Management Department of the Climate Change Commission (CCC) visited the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) on 28 March 2014 to conduct a key informant interview (KII) about the Center’s knowledge management (KM) framework and practices.
According to Dr. Lorenzo F. Templonuevo, GIZ Consultant for the Support to the Climate Change Commission Project and lead interviewer, the Commission aims to learn from SEARCA’s vast experience in knowledge management to aid in the development of its own comprehensive and effective KM system. Dr. Templonuevo also expressed their interest to understand KM-related concerns from organizations like SEARCA that tackle climate change-related issues.
Ms. Donna Lyne Sandida (left) and Dr. Mariliza V. Ticsay (right) talk about possible collaborations between CCC and SEARCA. Dr. Mariliza V. Ticsay, SEARCA’s Knowledge Resources Unit Head, gave the visitors an overview of SEARCA’s mandate including the Center’s future directions toward Inclusive and Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development (ISARD). She also introduced SEARCA’s Knowledge Center on Climate Change Adaptation and Natural Resource Management in Southeast Asia (KC3) as one of the Center’s means of sharing information and knowledge related to climate change.
In addition, Dr. Maria Celeste H. Cadiz, Program Head of SEARCA’s Knowledge Management Department, also shared her insights on KM as an important tool in realizing the Center’s mission in building the capacities of Southeast Asian institutions working toward ISARD.
Dr. Maria Celeste H. Cadiz discusses SEARCA’s knowledge management framework to the CCC representatives. The Climate Change Commission is the sole policy-making body of the government tasked to coordinate, monitor, and evaluate the programs and action plans of the government relating to climate change. The Commission is an attached agency of the Office of the President of the Philippines. (Mark Vincent P. Aranas)