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The UP Program for Environmental Governance (UPPEG) is a Learning Program implemented by the University of the Philippines through the UP CIDS in partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The Learning Program aims to enhance the capacity of the provincial and community environment and natural resources officers (PENROs and CENROs) in the country by strengthening their competency in carrying out their vital roles in environmental governance. The UPPEG Module Sessions which run for five weeks, enrich their perspective, experience, attitude, knowledge, managerial skills and leadership qualities through experiential learning.
The Learning Program is comprised of six modules with twenty learning sessions developed by UP and the DENR with the University bringing together experts and specialists on environmental governance from its constituent universities namely, UP Los Baños, UP Diliman, and UP Visayas, to craft the UPPEG learning materials. Sessions include Environmental Governance and the Nature of Environmental Issues in the Philippines; Frameworks for Environmental Governance; Environmental Leadership and Principles of Conflict Management; Environmental Planning and Decision Support Systems; Managing Environmental Risks and Resiliency; and Human, Financial and Material Resources Management.

The UPPEG was launched on 18January 2016 as part of the President’s Toast- a celebratory event for high impact programs and projects undertaken by the University of the Philippines.

The UPPEG Pilot Run was implemented from 18 January to 20 February 2016 and was hosted by the UPDiliman, UP Los Baños, UPVisayas in Iloilo Campus, the DENR Environment and Natural Resources Academy in Carranglan, Nueva Ecija and the DENR Central Office in Visayas Avenue, Quezon City.
There will be a roll out for the next batch of PENROs and CENROs and a new MOA between the University of the Philippines and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources is underway.