To enhance the ministry’s performance and outcome, the Bangsamoro Science and Technology Ministry has organized a three-day activity on the Formulation of Monitoring and Evaluation (ME) Framework and Results-Based ME from February 1 to 3, 2024.

Participated in by over 80 MOST officials and held at the Grand Summit Hotel in General Santos City, the activity aimed to equip MOST personnel with the necessary knowledge and skills to efficiently and effectively implement Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation. It also aimed to formulate the ME Framework of the ministry, which is essential for accurate impact assessment and resource optimization.

Welcomed the participants, Bangsamoro Director-General Engr. Abdulrakman Asim emphasized how this activity would enable employees to understand the systematic strategy for monitoring and evaluating the ministry’s performances.

“This activity would enable us to know and understand the systematic strategy for monitoring and evaluating our performances and various implementations,” BDG said.

In her inspirational message, MOST Minister Engr. Aida Silongan, MAPDS, motivated everyone to appreciate each other’s efforts as this is crucial for stronger interpersonal relationships among employees, which have an impact on the performance of the ministry.

She also highly emphasized that in every action taken, one should uphold on doing what is right and beneficial, and avoid what is wrong.

“Do what is right and forbid what is wrong,” Minister’s concluding inspirational message.

In the afternoon, DOST Secretary Renato Solidum Jr. also graced the activity and delivered a motivational message.

He emphasized the importance of upholding good attributes among employees to create a more efficient results-based monitoring and evaluation framework for the ministry.

“We must uphold good attributes in work, such as teamwork and excellence, to the best of your ability to contribute significantly to the operation’s effectiveness and efficiency.”

He also added that public servants must strengthen good public service for their constituents, embodying the acronym “EARTH,” which stands for upholding Excellence, aiming for the right Ambition, Respecting one another, learning to Trust and develop a team, and serving the people with a Heart.

Also, DOST XII Regional Secretary Engr. Sammy Malawan and other guests joined the activity.

The three-day workshop fostered engagement and collaboratively formulate a ministry-specific monitoring and evaluation framework. Anticipated outcomes include improved decision-making, increased accountability, optimized resource allocation, a culture of continuous improvement, and ensuring effective leadership in the evolving scientific landscape.

[Information and Communication]