About RLRC

As the Philippines’ lead agency in social protection and social welfare that envisions a society where the poor, the disadvantaged and the vulnerable are empowered for an improved quality of life, the DSWD has committed to put into place the basic knowledge-driven infrastructures. By 2030, the Department will have become the world’s standard for the delivery of coordinated social services and social protection for poverty reduction. By 2022, it will have become the hub for best practice, learning exchange and growth programs in the Asia Pacific Region through its knowledge and resource/learning center and centers of excellence, which are set to be attained at the ASEAN level by 2016. All of these inexorably point to the DSWD becoming a learning organization.

The Reform Agenda of the Department, specifically Reform Area 4 emphasized that the existing programs and services of the DSWD and its partners are sources of knowledge and information. These are seen as building blocks for continuing improvement of the Department and its partners’ social protection interventions. Thus, Reform Area 4 identified that (1) improving of knowledge management system – monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and management information systems (MIS), (2) improving of organizational capacities and competencies through capability building, (3) implementation of rationalization and strengthening plans and performance management system and (4) organization of resource and expert pools systems are crucial to harvesting the insights from said interventions. These factors pushed for the establishment of appropriate structures and systems for knowledge management and learning development. In general, improving knowledge management system in the Department will facilitate its increased capacity to share and use knowledge to learn, adapt and innovate in its operating environment.

–Source: Knowledge Management in DSWD

Mission, Vision and Goals

Vision

The DSWD Regional Learning Commons is a globally-competitive hub and central repository of resources on social welfare and protection accessible to its users and empowering stakeholders for stronger collaboration and higher productivity.

Mission

• Lead in promoting knowledge management in social welfare and protection;
• Lead in providing reliable and updated data, information and facts along social welfare and protection for policy-making, planning and other purposes.

Goals and Objectives

• To sustain the operations of the center for accessibility of intended users;
• To facilitate knowledge management in social welfare and protection; and
• To strengthen communication, coordination and collaboration with
stakeholders.

Contact Us

Ms. Ma. Teresa I. Ole
Regional Learning Commons
3rd Floor DSWD Field Office Caraga
R.Palma Street,Capitol Site Butuan City 8600
Tel: (085) 342 5619 to 20
Email: focrg@dswd.gov.ph
Contact #: 09177955032