Personnel and information officers from Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ Foreign-Assisted and Special Projects Service gets a training-workshop on knowledge management and strategic communication planning in Baguio City on May 3 to 7 to strengthen the implementation of foreign-assisted projects.
In her welcome speech, DENR-CAR Assistant Regional Director for Management Services Atty. Cleo Sabado-Andrada emphasized the importance of having a functional knowledge management system and a strategic communication plan.
“The objective is for our organization to have a place where we can easily access, share, and update knowledge – be it documents, audio-visual contents, databases, or Wikis. We need a system like this because we always need the right knowledge at the right time. And to have that, we need a robust, functional knowledge management system that will give more efficient access to accurate and relevant information and files; ensure improved quality and secure of data, especially those of intellectual property; and of course, faster and more effective decision-making,” she said.
“I would say strategic communication plans will keep everybody on the loop. It is important that the above-mentioned information are identified as early as in the planning stage of a project cycle so that we, implementors, will know what is needed, what needs to be prepared, and what needs adjustment, all at the right time,” she added.
In closing, Sabado-Andrada underscored how knowledge management and strategic communication planning increases the degree every organization’s success in implementing programs and projects, while cutting off time; minimizing the risks by planning out early; and in keeping an eye of management actions. Equipped with these tools, she hopes for a more excellent, more efficient, and more effective operations from the DENR.