Quezon City, Philippines—Pasig City and ICLEI Southeast Asia Secretariat (ICLEI SEAS) organized an online turnover workshop of the Pasig EcoPledge Platform to build the capacities of the city officials and staff on the operation and management of the platform. This mechanism was developed under the Ambitious City Promises (ACP) project and was launched before a global audience during the Seoul Mayors Forum in October 2019.
The virtual workshop was attended by representatives from the Public Information Office (PIO), Management and Information System Office (MISO), City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO), City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) and Office of the Mayor. These participants will be closely involved in the operation and maintenance of the platform.
During the workshop, participants were trained on the basic elements and key features of the Pasig EcoPledge platform as well as its basic features of its content management system. The platform, which is a feedback mechanism and an awareness-raising platform for the city, aims to gather pledges from citizens and stakeholders on low-emission development strategies in the sectors of energy, air quality and transport, and waste.
The workshop also enabled the participants to raise questions regarding management and maintenance of the platform including backend services and potential revisions and updates on the content and design. The platform developer who worked with ICLEI SEAS as consultants were able to share sound and technical advice regarding these topics.
Moving forward, ICLEI SEAS is finalizing a Memorandum of Agreement that will serve as the official framework of the guidelines for the transition of the online platform from ICLEI SEAS management to Pasig City.
The ACP project is funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety (BMU) through the International Climate Initiative (IKI) program. It is implemented by ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability in close cooperation with the Seoul Metropolitan Government. The project commits to reduce GHG emissions through participatory and inclusive local climate actions in selected cities in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam.