Event Reports

Local Government Integrity Circles (LoGIC) Project Introductory Training

by Prof. Dr. Stefan Jost, Patrick Asinero, Gennessy Detubio
The Local Government Integrity Circles (LoGIC) Network conducted the introductory training for local government unit (LGU) Provincial Coordinators, representatives from the Private Sector, and Integrity Consultants last August 7-9, 2018 at the I’M Hotel, Makati City. Prof. Dr. Stefan Jost, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Philippines Country Director and Ms. Stephanie Carette, European Union (EU) Delegation Program Manager, both welcomed the participants of the training.

Participants of the training were from the 13 provinces partnered by the LoGIC Network: Bataan, Benguet, Bohol, Cebu, Davao del Norte, Guimaras, Ilocos Sur, Iloilo, Negros Occidental, Oriental Mindoro, Palawan, Surigao del Norte, and South Cotabato.

The training was conducted in partnership with the Asian Institute of Management Center for Bridging Leadership headed by Professor Manuel de Vera. The objective of the 3-day training was to build on the gains of the Partnerships for Integrity and Job Creation Project (Project I4J) by enhancing the capacity of Integrity Consultants and LGU Provincial Coordinators to fulfill their roles in developing, implementing, and institutionalizing integrity mechanisms at the local level and growing the LOGIC Network. The objectives were achieved by immersing participants in a complex set of activities, including Integrity Building Process Case Discussions, Dialogue Simulation, Stakeholder Analysis, Prototyping, Lectures, and Class Discussions and Coaching.

Participants were equipped with tools, approaches, and complete curricula on how to conduct and organize capacity building workshop sessions for the leaders and members of the multi-sectoral Local Government Integrity Circles in their respective provinces. After the training, the participants were able to draft their initial action plans and improved their technical, coaching and management skills. Aside from that, participants learned how to bridge government, business, and civil society sector leaders to advocate for integrity and transparency in LGUs and contribute to the culture of integrity in the Philippines. Furthermore, the Integrity Consultants, together with the Provincial Coordinators, developed their understanding on the LoGIC Network and its goals, as well as the roles they will play in the expansion of LoGIC’s membership of LGUs nationwide.

LoGIC Network is supported by the LoGIC Project, a 3-year European Union (EU) and German Federal Ministry for Economic Development Cooperation (BMZ) co-funded project. KAS Philippines co-implements the project, together with the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP), Centrist Democracy Political Institute (CDPI), League of Provinces of the Philippines (LPP), League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP), and League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP).