From its creation in 1998, the then-College of Public Affairs (CPAf) has made its mark in the field of development and governance studies. Through the years, CPAf has produced a significant number of graduates and a body of knowledge along institutional, policy and governance issues in the rural sector, in general, and in the agriculture and natural resources sectors, in particular.
Under a new name and a strong, dynamic “one-faculty-one-college” structure that helps strengthen and sustain its established innovations, the College of Public Affairs and Development now aims to offer more relevant academic programs on development and governance studies.
In preparation for its fifth and last year of implementation, the project “Water Security under Climate Risks: A Philippine Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for the Agriculture Sector” also known as the Bicol Agri-Water Project (BAWP) held its annual planning workshop last August 4, 2016 at the Eurotel Hotel in Naga City, Camarines Sur. The project’s goal is to enhance climate change adaptation for food security by improving irrigation water management in the municipalities of Nabua and Buhi in Camarines Sur and Polangui in Albay. The project was launched in September 2012 and will end in September 2017.
Agricultural Technologists (ATs) from the Municipal Agriculture Services of Nabua and Buhi, Camarines Sur and Polangui, Albay presented Good Practice Options (GPOs) for the wet season (June-November 2016) during the roundtable discussions (RTDs) organized by the Bicol Agri-Water Project (BAWP) last August 2 and 3, 2016. The GPOs were based on the Seasonal Climate Forecast and Extension Advisory (CLEA) disseminated by BAWP to farmers in June 2016.
A new electronic records management system for CPAf is now on pilot implementation.
The 1CPAf1System aims to hasten, standardize, and make efficient the day-to-day transactions at the College by automating document tracking and generation of various forms. Its main proponent, Gino Andrei L. Talatala, Administrative Assistant II of the Office of the Dean, introduced the system to the CPAf faculty and staff during the CPAf Review and Planning Workshop last August 9,2016.