DILG Region 3, with the assistance of the Local Government Academy, assessed Knowledge Management (KM) practices of its LGRRC stakeholders through the conduct of the KM External Audit held on March 27, 2012 at DILG Region III Conference Room, City of San Fernando, Pampanga. The activity was participated in by representatives from BFP, PNP, NEDA, DTI, DENR, DepEd, CSC, LGUs and State University and Colleges (SUCs). Said participants were identified as major service providers along the areas of governance based on the LGPMS which are administrative, social, economic, and environmental governance.
The activity was aimed to determine the level of KM readiness of the LGRRC 3 external stakeholders specifically their knowledge strengths and assets as well as their weaknesses and barriers which will provide a concrete basis for better KM strategic planning and programming in the region. This will also enable these stakeholders to identify knowledge areas for improvement and opportunities that need to be sustained and further strengthened. Such knowledge plans and strategies will lead to the development of KM centric organizations which in turn result to a more effective and efficient service delivery to the whole citizenry of Central Luzon.
RD Florida M. Dijan, in her opening message, expressed thanks and appreciation to the participants and urged their active participation in order to effectively assess their respective organizations’ KM readiness as well as identify the gaps which need to be addressed.
In order for the participants to better appreciate the audit, LGRC Program Coordinator Mr. Joel Cruz gave an overview of the concept of Local Governance Resource Center (LGRC), Knowledge Management (KM) and Knowledge Management Audit.
KM Audit Tools consist of KM Assessment, Knowledge Mapping, Knowledge Capital Plan and Social Network Analysis were administered by LGRRC 3 KM Audit Coaches composed of CDD Chief Darwin D. David, OIC-MED Chief Lerrie S. Hernandez, ITO I Melerie G. Pineda and AO IV Miriam P. Gaviola.
In closing, ARD Jonathan Paul M. Leusen, Jr. expressed optimism in filling the need for a project on good governance that would result to a more effective and efficient service delivery to respective clients. He is looking forward to the active participation of external stakeholders in the operation of DILG R3 LGRRC.