Twenty-five Microfinance practitioners from the Center for Agriculture and Rural Development Mutually Reinforcing Institutions (CARD MRI) received Certificates of Completion of the Course on Productivity and Quality Management from the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP).
Held at the DAP Building on Feb. 14, the ceremonial awarding was also in recognition of the months of rigorous theoretical and hands-on training undergone by the graduates during the duration of the course.
The Productivity and Quality Management Program (PQMP) of the DAP is intended to assess and strengthen the leadership and managerial skills of Microfinance practitioners that would eventually help to higher outreach and impact on the quality of life of the target micro small entrepreneurs and their households.
With the program’s structured learning experiences and in-plant study approaches in the fusion of theory and practice, plus the strong DAP-CARD MRI partnership, the program is envisioned to yield a pool of managers capable, effective, and results-oriented in the field of Microfinance.
After the awarding, 2006 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee Dr. Jaime Aristotle B. Alip was conferred to the DAP Council of Fellows and will join the institution’s pool of experts that would fortify DAP’s role as the primary government development institution tasked at capacitating individuals in the private and public service.
Dr. Alip has been active in poverty mitigation through the empowerment of rural women. He is Presidential Adviser for Economic Empowerment of the Rural Poor and Managing Director of CARD MRI.