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.
Photos can tell a story on their own.
In the Seminar-Workshop on Photojournalism held on October 23, 2016 at CPAf Rooms 303-304, Dr. Edmund G. Centeno, assistant professor at the College of Development Communication (CDC) discussed how pictures tell stories. The Knowledge Management Office (KMO) of CPAf organized the activity for the editorial staff of the CPAf Updates (the college newsletter), as well as to the interested faculty, REPS, and administrative staff.
The Municipal Legislative Council (Sangguniang Bayan) of Buhi, Camarines Sur expressed their support to the institutionalization of the Seasonal Climate Forecast and Extension Advisory (CLEA) introduced by the Bicol Agri-Water Project (BAWP) in Polangui, Albay and in Nabua and Buhi, Camarines Sur. The CLEA is a one-page briefer that contains six-month climate outlook for the municipality and good practice options (GPOs) suitable to the climate forecast.
CPAf held a capacity-building seminar titled “Anthropology: A Handy Tool for Social Scientists Doing Research in the Field” on October 19, 2016 with Dr. Francisco A. Datar, professor of Anthropology in U.P. Diliman, as guest speaker. Dr. Datar highlighted the role of man/human in social science research.