Tuesday, January 24, 2017

UEDC releases institutional video in celebration of 2017 WVSU University Week

In celebration of West Visayas State University’s 2017 University Week, the University Extension and Development Center (UEDC) is releasing an 8-minute full HD institutional promotional video entitled “Building resilient communities.” Through the video, UEDC seeks to share its vision of  building resilient communities though its health, environment, livelihood and pedagogy (H.E.L.P.) extension programs implemented by WVSU’s nine colleges and five satellite campuses. UEDC is West Visayas State University’s conduit of knowledge, information, skills and research generated matured technology aimed towards improving the quality of life of disadvantaged partners in development.

Monday, November 14, 2016

CAS Extension promotes trash in a bottle recycling technology

The average person unknowingly produces a half kilo of trash everyday. Without proper solid waste management and awareness, this practice collectively results to sanitary landfill problems and  further environment degradation. The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) thru the initiative of its extension coordinator Prof. Hilda L. Lorilla, is advocating the adoption of a solid waste management strategy called "Trash in a Bottle." It is an alternative recycling technology for unusable plastics and is one of the components of  the extension program "Rehabilitation Program of Dungon Creek Extension Program." Instead of discarding soda/juice and water bottles, one can use these PET bottles as mini trash receptacles. Dry, unusable plastic with no organic matter can be shredded or folded and then carefully inserted inside the PET bottle. The bottle should be full and compact. The bottle can then be used as a building material or any other alternative use.        

To kickstart this environmental project, CAS conducted a training last November 11, 2016 for urban barangays in Iloilo City namely San Vicente, Montinola, Magsaysay, Bolilao, and Our Lady of Lourdes. Another training was held in November 12, 2016 for Brgy. Bakhaw, Mandurriao and Brgys. Calubihan and Cuartero in Jaro. Both trainings were held at the Accreditation Room,Quezon Hall in West Visayas State University.

Serving as resource speaker was  Ms. Mitzi S. PeƱaflorida, Senior Environment Management Specialist and Provincial Solid Waste Management Coordinator of PENRO-LGU, Province of Iloilo.

Monday, October 3, 2016

UEDC conducts M&E training workshop for WVSU extension implementers

The University Extension and Development Center conducted a capability building activity entitled "Training Workshop on Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) for WVSU Extension Implementers" last September 27-28, 2016 at Diversion 21 Hotel, Iloilo City. The training workshop was attended by 40 participants composed of college deans, campus administrators, department directors, extension coordinators and  heads of research and extension offices from external campuses.

During the first day of the training, Ms. Erlinda Chiu, Division Chief of the Project Monitoring and Evaluation Division of NEDA Region 6  discussed Monitoring, Evaluation and Development Results in the Project Development Cycle and the Definition, Difference and Complementarities in M&E. Meanwhile, Ms. Joy Tigres, Senior Economic Development Specialist discussed  The M&E Work Plan and Work and Financial Plan. Short workshops were conducted in-between sessions.

During the second day, Engr.Alex Aquio, Supervising Economic Development Specialist discussed the Conduct of Field Monitoring and Problem-Solving Session and Georeferencing (how to interface training photos taken from the field into Google Earth). After the training, the UEDC  will seek to create an M&E training manual that will streamline the M&E activities of the center.