CODESPA-Madrid Representatives and new Country Manager Visit SEAWEED Project
Ms. Ines Vasquez and Ms. Beatriz Martin, outgoing and incoming Philippine Operations Head of CODESPA in Madrid, respectively, along with Mr. Angel Gomez, new CODESPA Country Manager for the Philippines, recently visited the SEAWEED Project sites in Lianga and Barobo, Surigao del Sur. They were joined by PDAP Executive Director Gil T. Salazar and Programs Manager Restie Male. The group held separate focused group discussions with the members of PDAP PO partners, namely; Kaliwatan sa EsCon ng mga Mag-uuma ng Mangingisda Kahugpungan alang sa Kalambuan (KEMMAKK), Kinayan Community Based resource Management People’s Organization (KCBRMPO) and Dapdap Fishermen Organization (DAFO). They also made an ocular inspection of the seaweed nursery of KEMMAKK.
The CODESPA visit included a workshop attended by the CODESPA and PDAP representatives to craft the project plan of action for the remaining nine (9) months of project implementation.