Rolly A. Mendoza | 1 March 2017
Deputy Administrator Efren P. Carandang spoke at the inaugural session of the 2017 Career Executive Service (CES) Leadership Conclave held at the Diamond Hotel Manila on February 22, 2017, with the topic “Convergence Towards a Geospatially-Empowered Philippines.”
DA Carandang presents to the attendees the various achievements of NAMRIA
In his presentation, DA Carandang highlighted several examples of successful convergence initiatives that were championed by NAMRIA in the last few years. He narrated how it focused first on developing its people through a human resource and organizational development program that constructively engaged the employees to transform them into a highly professional and committed workforce. This earned for the agency the highest ranking among government offices that were assessed by the Civil Service Commission under its Program to Institutionalize Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resource Management (PRIME-HRM).
Citing partnership as one of NAMRIA’s core values, DA Carandang narrated some good examples of collaboration with other government agencies to create better products and services for the public and the nation as a whole. One of these is the Philippine Geoportal Project, which was established to make geospatial information holdings of the different government agencies and volunteer groups accessible to users both within and outside the government. Another shining example of collaboration was the team up among agencies in the executive branch, the academe and scientific organizations to come up with an excellent submission and defense of an extended continental shelf in the Benham Rise Region. On the global stage, he cited NAMRIA’s leadership in crafting the Strategic Framework on Geospatial Information and Services for Disasters, which will serve as a guiding policy document for United Nations member states to ensure that geospatial information are accessible to decision makers before, during and after disasters.
DA Carandang receives the certificate of appreciation from CESB Executive Director
Atty. Maria Anthonette Velasco-Allones
DA Carandang ended his presentation with these parting words: “We live in a hyper-connected world where technology makes it possible for people and organizations of diverse background, cultures, and objectives to combine knowledge, expertise, ideas and practices to achieve and deliver the best results possible. People are more aware of the global trends and challenges, hence, their expectations from the government are heightened. We must therefore synergize and continuously innovate the raise the standards of governance, if we and the institutions we represent are to stay relevant.”
The Career Executive Service Board organizes the CES Leadership Conclaves as a venue for career executive service officers and eligibles to imbibe best practices as thought leaders and public service exemplars. It is a place for conversation and exchange of ideas to stoke the fire of public service excellence.