Galing Pook Foundation and the Local Government Academy (LGA), in cooperation with the League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP), launched at Friday, August 14, the Adapt and Innovate (A+I) Leadership Course for Peace and Development. The launch was immediately followed by the Mayors’ Preparatory Meeting and was attended by personnel from Galing Pook, LGA and LCP, A+I Mentors, and the mayors and staff of select 12 cities nationwide.
The A+I Leadership Course aims to develop among the participants: (i) a keen understanding on the current adaptive challenges city governments are facing, and, (ii) adaptive and innovative capacities under the “new normal” and towards peace and development.
The participants to the course are the members of the City COVID-19 Teams from the 12 selected cities nationwide. These cities are: Candon in Ilocos Sur, Ilagan in Isabela, San Jose del Monte in Bulacan, Lipa in Batangas, Iriga in Camarines Sur, Tabaco in Albay, Calbayog in Samar, Sipalay and Himamaylan in Negros Occidental, Mati in Davao Oriental, and Gingoog in Misamis Oriental. Each City COVID-19 Team is composed of the City Mayor, the City Health Officer, the City Social Welfare and Development Officer, the Local Disaster Risk Reduction Officer, City Agriculture Officer, a representative from the Philippine National Police, A representative from the City Schools Division, a civil society organization representative, and the Local Government Operations Officer assigned in the area.
The 18-sessions course will be held online through a “learning by doing” approach combined with coaching and mentoring. Sessions will be held weekly with the course expected to culminate in December this year.