Vigan City Devlive+ Project Kicks Off

To further capacitate the City’s decision makers to craft sound and date driven plans, policies and programs for the Biguenos, the City Government of  Vigan in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) officially started its joint Vigan Devlive+ Project on September 30 at Vigan Conservation Complex, through a training-workshop.

                The Development through Local Indicators and Vulnerability Exposure Database (DevLIVE+) is a system and a tool that is used to collect, organize, visualize and manage baseline data and information on the household, building structures and production areas for monitoring access to and delivery of basic services, assessing vulnerabilities and exposures to hazards and risks, and creating development pathways toward sustainable and progressive  communities.

                As part of the signed agreement between City Mayor Juan Carlo Medina and UNDP Resident Representative Titon Mitra, UNDP Devlive+ trainers Divina Marciano, Richard Coballes, Giovanni Kris Coballes, Jerome Custodio, Cara Katrina Punay and John Mark Marcos were sent to conduct technical supports and trainings to the City’s Devlive+ Team.

                The City’s Core Team is composed by CHRM Assistant Raissa Villanueva as Project Team Leader while Statistician II Arlene  Rafanan, Computer Programmer II John Eduard Pasion and Ernie De Leon as the Data Validators and Planning Officer II Desiderius Martinez, Jordan Christopher Soria and Audio Visual Equipment Operator Ezekiel Raboy as Survey Coordinators.

               Due to the lack of manpower, the City Government hired fourty-two additional personnel to implement the project on the ground for six months as Survey Coordinators, Data Validators, Enumerators and GPS Operators. “With this project, the City Government will be more knowledgeable through numbers in what programs and projects they will be focusing on such as poverty, health and disaster preparedness.” Project Team Leader Villanueva said.