The MOOC on Inter-Local Cooperation was developed by FMDS in partnership with the German International Cooperation (GIZ) – Decentralization Program. Offering MOOCs is in line with UPOU’s mission to provide wider access to quality higher education.
MOOCS on Inter-Local Cooperation is specifically designed to further improve and enhance the capacity of Local Government Units (LGUs) to coordinate and work with other LGUs in achieving a common goal. At the end of the course, it is expected that the participants will have a better understanding and appreciation on the importance of Inter-Local Cooperation among LGUs.
The course comprised four (4) modules, namely: Introduction to Inter-Local Cooperation; Legal Ingredients; Institutional Ingredients; and Financial Ingredients.
In Module 1, the background on ILC, its legal bases and the critical ingredients to sustain it will be explained to the participants. A diagnostic tool will enable the participants to identify the missing critical ingredient in their ILC. The module 1 will be held on June 1-27, 2015.
Module 2 will identify the legal bases of ILC. Participants will learn how to prepare a memo of agreement, a legal basis for ILC. They will also understand how to use joint resolutions in ratifying agreements and decisions. Harmonizing policies among LGUs and other legal instruments to build and sustain alliances will also be discussed in this module, that will be held on July 6-32, 2015.
In Module 3, participants will learn the different steps in forming and formalizing an alliance, understand the various models of existing alliances and select which is most appropriate for them, and make sure the Local Chief Executives are actively involved so that the alliance may be sustained. They will also learn to make Manual of Operations. Module 3 will be held on August 3-28, 2015.
Module 4 will be held from September 7 to October 2, 2015. Participants will be taught how to look for ways to sustain the alliance financially.
Local government units, non-government organizations that collaborate with LGUs as well as individuals and groups working with government service are invited to attend these ILC modules.
Dr. Herwig Mayer is the course writer. Thehe first MOOC of FMDS, it was launched last 19 March 2015, 2:00 pm at the Audio Visual Room, ICTO bldg (formerly NCC bldg), CP Garcia ave, Diliman, Quezon City.