Short Memo: DELGOSEA Exhibition in ‘Building Sustainable Competitive Local Governments Forum'

Short Memo: DELGOSEA Exhibition in ‘Building Sustainable Competitive Local Governments Forum'


On January 27, 2012 – approximately 300 officials and representatives of various local government units from all the regions in the Philippines followed the call of the Local Government Academy of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (LGA-DILG).

LGA-DILG is a key partner of the Local Government Development Foundation (LOGODEF) which in return is the Philippine DELGOSEA partner. Ms. Marivel Sacendoncillo, LGA’s executive director, represented the agency during the DELGOSEA Philippines’ National Workshop on the Development of Transfer Concept held last 05 May 2011 at the Century Park Hotel.

The LGA-DILG hosted a forum on ‘Building Sustainable Competitive Local Governments’ in cooperation with the following institutions: World Bank-Manila, Agencia Español de Cooperacion Internacional para el Desarollo (AECID) of the Government of Spain and the National Competitiveness Council (NCC).

The event aimed at initiating a common appreciation and critical discussion on sustainable competitiveness along the areas of: (1) human capital; (2) market conditions; (3) technology; (4) policy environment and enabling conditions; and (5) physical environment. The event also served as a venue to exchange views on various local economic development initiatives with the preparation of a wide array of international and local experiences focused on securing sustainable economic development.

The event also geared towards showcasing knowledge products, initiatives and best practices on sustainable competitive local governments, LOGODEF alongside DELGOSEA Philippines have been invited as exhibitors during the conference. The DELGOSEA publications in hard copy and soft copy found a lot of interested officials so that the DELGOSEA Philippines team did not have to carry any of the publications back to their office.

This event marked another successful presentation of the DELGOSEA work and presentations in the Philippines.

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