Online presence. An advantage in this age that every one of us has easy access to, as the internet makes its way to every home and every street corner.
The online community has changed so much that in just a click of a button, everyone is given the power and a voice to reach out to millions of people breaking geographical barriers. It is to our advantage to use such a tool not only for information exchange but also as an instrument for change.
For the same reason, we have put up a website to ensure the sustainability of our advocacy for the Amburayan River. The Defending and Protecting the Amburayan River Basin and Watershed through Good Governance and Active People’s Participation project will be turned over to the stakeholders by May 2017 and the website shall provide updated data for effective decision making by all stakeholders from the 3 provinces of Benguet, La Union and Ilocos Sur.
The Amburayan website, that conforms with government protocols, was launched last January 27, 2017. The website features useful information about the Amburayan River, project map, project partners, articles and blogs, upcoming events, activities, and resources that are available for download for anyone.
The heart of the website is the project map. It has a geographical map of the Amburayan River and the municipalities where it flows. It has data from quarterly water sampling activities with the basic water quality parameters so with just one look anyone can easily access the information. These information can then be used to formulate interventions for the Amburayan River.
Management of the website shall be passed on by JVOFI to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Cordillera Administrative Region (DENR-CAR) when the project ends in May 2017.
To visit the Amburayan River project website, please go to: http://amburayanriverbasin.com/.
Protecting and Defending the Amburayan River Basin and Watershed through Good Governance and Active Peoples’ Participation is a project funded by the USAID through the Gerry Roxas Foundation (GRF) and is implemented by the Jaime V. Ongpin Foundation Inc. (JVOFI).