Members of the Regional Convergence Initiative for Sustainable Rural Development (RCI-SRD) in Region 12 convened today to discuss important matters related to the implementation of the Allah Valley Watershed Convergence Area Development Plan, the first convergence area in SOCCSKSARGEN which was launched in October last year.

The RCI-SRD is chaired by the Department of Agriculture with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources as vice-chair. Member-agencies are the Departments of the Interior and Local Government and Agrarian Reform.

As the lead convener, Director Arlan Mangelen spearheaded the meeting which centered on the presentations of the accomplishments of each rural government agency almost a year after the launching of the Allah Valley Watershed CADP.