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Provincial Mechanism: The Provincial Implementing Unit

It is suggested that Provincial Implementing Units (PIUs) be established, with a similar composition and membership as the RLCC. Chaired by the Provincial Governor and co-chaired by the Schools Division Superintendent, membership will include representatives from the same sectors as the LCC and the RLCC, namely: education, information, provincial government planning, academe, provincial legislative/active body, and non-government organizations.

It is likewise suggested that a Technical Working Group (TWG) be created, composed of organic personnel of the provincial government, representatives from Sangguniang Panlalawigan, NGOs, GAs, volunteer groups, and other similar groups. The TWG may include the provincial planning and development officer, provincial social welfare officer, and training specialist/employment service officer.

However, if a similar mechanism exists in the Province, it is suggested that this be used and its functions expanded to include literacy concerns.

A secretariat is likewise recommended to be created to be responsible for program support work. 

Functions of the PIU
  • Research, plan, manage implementation, monitor, and evaluate literacy/continuing education programs and projects which are province-wide in scope and coverage;
  • Provide technical advice and guidance to municipality-initiated programs and projects specifically on research and development, project identification, proposal preparation, management, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, advocacy and social mobilization, networking, and resource generation;
  • Review and assess progress of programs and projects being implemented in the province;
  • Generate feedback, insights, and lessons learned from experiences of these programs and projects, for transmittal to the LCC/RLCC as input to national and regional policy direction and recommendations;
  • Generate resources, funds, and facilities for programs and projects of the province;
  • Manage funds of province-wide projects;
  • Plan and conduct appropriate advocacy, social mobilization, and networking and linkaging to ensure awareness, acceptance, and support by various public offices and target clients of the program/project; and
  • Develop provincial database on literacy and continuing education.
Specific activities of the PIU
  • Research, plan, manage implementation of and generate resources for literacy/continuing education programs and projects which are province-wide in scope and coverage.
  • In consultation with the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, issuance of an executive order for the creation of the PIU, identifying key actors, and defining their duties and functions;
  • Formulation of  policies responsive to literacy and continuing education development;
  • Identification and prioritization of capability building needs of PIU, MIU, and BIU members in collaboration with LCC;
  • Establishment and strengthening of networks and linkages with the local School Board, GOs, GAs, and NGOs to consolidate/converge plans and programs for literacy development and continuing education program;
  • Establishment and development of a Management and Information System in coordination with the Regional Literacy Coordinating Council (RLCC) to update and maintain accurate data on literacy development status and provincial profile;
  • Consolidation  and analysis reports of MIUs to be forwarded  to LCC;
  • Intensification of  information campaign/social mobilization on Eradication of Illiteracy through the technical assistance of LCC.
  • Coordination and collaboration with MIUs and BIUs to mobilize clients for ASM-IEC, needs assessment, and participatory planning;
  • Provision of technical/funding assistance to MIUs, BIUs, and target clients at various stages of approved literacy projects (development of appropriate project proposals and action plans, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and endorsement for project implementation);
  • Integration of  literacy development projects into the Provincial Development Plan specifically those proposed by MIUs and mobilizing available resources for their implementation;
  • Implementation of action plans and projects developed by the PIU or requested/ proposed by MIUs; and
  • Monitoring, documentation, and evaluation of  project activities of the PIU, MIUs, and BIUs and submission of corresponding report to the RLCC and other agencies for information, further support, and/or evaluation.

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