(Note: This 2014, in celebration of the 50th founding anniversary of the UP TCAGP, we will be conducting a series of monthly seminars that will be given by our Training Course (TC) alumni. The seminars are open to the public.)
Executive Order no. 26 otherwise known as the National Greening Program (NGP) is a government priority which shall plant 1.5 billion trees covering about 1.5 million hectares in six (6) years from 2011 to 2016. Beyond reforestation, this project aims to alleviate poverty, conserve biodiversity, mitigate climate change, stabilize the environment and ensure food security. NGP includes Forestlands, Mangroves, Protected Areas, Ancestral domains, Civil & Military Reservations, Urban areas under the greening plan, inactive and abandoned mine sites and other suitable lands. Under the program, all greening efforts of the government sector, private organizations and civil society are harmonized. The project doesn’t only focus on planting activities, instead, aims to protect our remaining forests from destruction – illegal logging activities, Taungya System/Slash and Burn and other conduct that will cause forest degradation, deforestation and biodiversity disturbance. This program shall prioritize Peoples’ Organizations (POs) that have active registration status in which will be given contracts from seedling production to maintenance and protection of the development sites. The DENR – Forest Management Bureau is mandated to fully implement NGP. In line with this, monitoring and evaluation is a requisite for the program’s effectivity.
About the Speaker
Forester Aleine Marie J. Miranda is a graduate of BS Forestry (Major: Social Forestry) in UP Los Banos and an alumna of the UP TCAGP where she took TC Course “G” in 2013. For. Miranda is currently a Development Management Officer I at the Community-Based Forest Management Division of the Forest Management Bureau (FMB). As a professional forester, she is skilled in Networks Development and conducted several activities involving the communities within the Philippine forests. For. Miranda is also involved in the Convergence Initiative and Enterprise Development for Rural communities.