Silliman, AusAID launches research project in Masbate
DUMAGUETE CITY, May 29 (PIA) -- The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), together with the Silliman University, launched on May 24 a project dubbed "Participatory Evidence-Based Research and Learning (PERL) in Masbate Province."
"This is the first time AusAID will be supporting an initiative of its kind," Counsellor Andrew Egan of AusAID said of the project
"We believe that Silliman University has a great potential to contribute to the growing development in the Philippines. We place great important on supporting the PERL project and create opportunities for the poor and marginalized to participate fully in the development process," Egan added.
PERL in Masbate is a collaborative between Silliman University and AusAID that seeks to improve the development planning capacity of the local government unit of the province of Masbate. It is being administered for Silliman by its School of Public Affairs and Governance.
Among those present during the launch were Silliman President Dr. Ben Malayang III; Masbate Province Assistant Administrator Jose Tamayo, representing the Governor Rizalina Seachon-Lanete, and AusAID Social Development Adviser Andrew Parker. (mbcn/JCT/PIA-Negros Oriental)
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