BUTUAN CITYThe Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan – Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS) Caraga recently concluded the conduct of the Crisis Communication Workshop which aims to capacitate Sub/Regional Program Management Office (S/RPMO) and field workers on how to manage crisis situations faced during the program’s implementation.

Participants deliver a realistic skit on how to manage crisis in their respective areas during the simulation activity of the Crisis Communication Workshop held in Butuan City.

The workshop which was held last September 27-29, 2016 at the VCDU Prince Hotel here was participated by workers from the 1st and 2nd Clusters (municipalities of Surigao del Norte, Province of Dinagat Islands, and some areas of Surigao del Sur) Kalahi-CIDSS Caraga.

Participants were all smiles as the training workshop drew to a close; their newly acquired knowledge and skills will come in handy in their line of work.
Participants were all smiles as the training workshop drew to a close; their newly acquired knowledge and skills will come in handy in their line of work.

The Kalahi-CIDSS, one of the programs of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), addresses the needs of barangays/communities by giving them the opportunity to identify their needs, identify the project to address their needs, and allow them to implement the project themselves. With the dynamics of the implementation of the program, and with the inclusion of different partner-stakeholders, there is a major risk for problems/crisis to occur.

The training aims to unify the program’s messaging for the different stakeholders from the RPMO down to the Area Coordinating Teams (ACTs) on the field especially in times of crisis and capacitate the workers on crisis management, specifically on how to respond to problems based on different situations encountered in the workplace.

The remaining workers who have not undergone the training workshop will have their sessions on a series of schedules for October – November. DSWD Caraga would continue to capacitate its workers to ensure that the Department will be able to deliver responsive and compassionate services to the people of Caraga.