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DSWD prepares those responsible for implementing social protection programs for full devolution of basic services from 2022 – Manila Bulletin

The Department of Social Protection and Development (DSWD) organized a ‘Knowledge Fair’ for Local Social Protection and Development Officers (LSWDO) to devolve DSWD programs and services from the next year.

The Social Protection Institutional Development Office of the Department of Social Protection and Development is organizing a Knowledge Fair for Local Social Protection and Development Officers (LSWDO) with a view to full decentralization. (DSWD)

DSWD Social Welfare Institutional Development Office hosted the fair on October 26-27.

The fair anchored on the theme “Preparing for Comprehensive Decentralization: Inclusive and Effective Social Protection Service Delivery Through Empowered LGUs” provided a venue for sharing practices, strategies and initiatives of various social protection offices and partners and of development.

The 2021 knowledge fair for LSWDOs, the DSWD, aims to provide direction on which DSWD programs and services to be delegated as well as the current efforts of agencies that are compliant with Executive Order (EO) No.138, 2021 series or the “Complete delegation of certain functions of executive power to local government units, creation of a committee on decentralization and other purposes.” “

“I am pleased to note that this fair signifies the preparation of the Ministry to improve its organizational processes, its technological capacity and its ability to adapt to new normal and international standards. Indeed, we are convinced that no pandemic can stop our efforts to effectively and efficiently deliver programs and services closer to our clients and beneficiaries, ”said DSWD Secretary Rolando Joselito Bautista during his speech. keynote speech.

During the two-day event, local welfare officers were empowered with the knowledge to implement DSWD programs and services which are expected to be fully delegated from 2022 to 2024.

Among the programs, services and projects that should be delegated were the Global Project for Children and Families at Risk on the Street, Help for People with Disabilities, Help for People in Crisis (AICS), ‘Supplementary Food, Programs for Elderly Persons, Recovery and Reintegration Program for Trafficked Persons, Sustainable Livelihoods Program and Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan – Comprehensive and Integrated Social Service Delivery.

“We hope that all the lessons and experiences shared by our resource people from these activities will help equip LSWDOs in planning, establishing and implementing devolution programs and services. Together, let’s continue to serve and prepare for the dynamics of an ever-changing environment, ”said Bautista.

DSWD said the fair was an expression of the agency’s commitment to continuously support and empower LGUs in the implementation of social protection programs and services.