by Jemimah Bela B. Torrefiel

The National Convergence Initiative for Sustainable Rural Development (NCI-SRD) held its Year-End Assessment and Planning Workshop last December 8-11, 2015 at the El Cielito Inn in Baguio City.

NCI 2016 Policy Directives and updates on NCI-SRD and its four components namely, Policy and Advocacy, Agro-enterprise Cluster & Agribusiness Development, Capacity Development, and Knowledge Management components were presented.

Representatives from the Regional Convergence Initiative Technical Working Groups (RCI-TWG) from CAR, Regions I – XIII and ARMM reported their respective accomplishments.


The activity aimed to review, update and assess the status and accomplishments of NCI projects and activities, to improve coordination of support services delivery in convergence areas, to discuss and resolve matters that hinder implementation, and to plan strategies on how to meet remaining targets.

The workshop was attended by the members of the NCI-SRD National Technical Working Group, and members of the RCIs of CAR, Regions I to XIII and ARMM.