The Iloilo Science and Technology University received its CapDev Accelerator Award from the Department of Interior and Local Government during the national Capacity Development Accelerator Awards: Gabi ng Pasasalamat held at the Manila Hotel on December 22.
The CapDev Accelerator Award is the ‘Department’s prestigious recognition of the outstanding and valuable contributions of institutional partners in capacitating the local government sector’.
The University is a founding member of the Western Visayas Local Governance Resource Consortium (WVLGRC) which is the regional think tank of the Department in providing capacity development activities and projects for various LGUs. UP Visayas, Central Philippine University, University of San Agustin and Capiz State University are also among the founding members.
Since 2013, the University was involved with various landmark programs and projects of the DILG which include the Citizen Satisfaction Index System (CSIS) for the municipalities of Zarraga, Dumangas, Concepcion, and Tubungan, Iloilo. The University was also one of the HEI’s tapped by the Department to implement the Sangguniang Kabataan Mandatory Training for the various Districts of Iloilo City.
ISAT U also played a major role in the development of the Municipal Water Supply and Sanitation Master Plan (MWSSMP) for the region particularly on the formulation of the Operations and Maintenance (OM) of LGU – run water supply system and the Construction and Occupational Safety and Health (COSH). Prior to that, the University also spearheaded the documentation of completed SALINTUBIG projects in the LGUs of Pilar and Mambusao, Capiz.
The University also took part in the various episodes of “IKAW KAG ANG DILG”, a radio program aired at RMN Iloilo which is part of the DILG’s information and dissemination strategy.
According to ISAT U President Dr. Raul F. Muyong, “The partnership between ISAT U and DILG also allowed the University to deliver on its mandate particularly on research, extension, and in calibrating the portfolio of the institution as a potent accelerator in capacity development towards excellence in local governance.”