Short link: https://wp.me/paaccn-vy7
COTABATO CITY — The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) has stepped efforts to empower local government units (LGUs) in the visualization of data, inclusive of its use for infographics in presentations, among others.
In relation with this, key personnel from the Ministry of the Interior and Local Government (MILG), as well as Planning Officers from BARMM LGUs, completed a three-day virtual training titled “SDG Seminar 4: Data Visualization Using Infographics for Sub-National Agencies for BARMM.”
The three-day virtual training course on July 25-27, 2023, aimed to improve the Ministry’s and BARMM LGUs’ knowledge and skills in communicating data effectively to their stakeholders through the use of infographics. Participants were taught how to plan and design an infographic while also teaching them about best practices in data visualization and the importance of good visual storytelling.
In addition to BARMM participants, attendees included planning officers and focal persons from the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-Region IX.
On the final session day, participants submitted infographic outputs they created as a result of the workshops that used techniques learned throughout the virtual training course.
The course was led by the Philippine Statistical Research and Training Institute (PSRTI), and it covered data visualization, data storytelling, a review of basic statistics, infographics, and infographic creation using MS Excel and MS PowerPoint.
Data visualization is the graphical representation of information and data. Data visualization tools, which employ visual elements such as charts, graphs, and maps, make it simple to identify and comprehend trends, outliers, and patterns in data. In the world of big data, data visualization tools and technologies are critical for analyzing massive amounts of information and making data-driven decisions.
The Bangsamoro region, established in 2018 by the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) to implement the 2014 Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB), is made up of the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao del Sur, Maguindanao del Norte, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi, the cities of Cotabato, Lamitan, and Marawi, as well as the SGA’s 63 barangays or villages that voted “Yes” in a plebiscite in February 2019 to be under the BARMM jurisdiction.
According to the Philippine Atlas BARMM has 4,404,288 people. It has 116 municipalities: Basilan, 11 municipalities; Lanao del Sur, 39; undivided Maguindanao, 36; Sulu, 19; and Tawi-Tawi, 11. Its component cities are Cotabato (the regional center and capital) in Maguindanao; Lamitan in Basilan; and Marawi in Lanao del Sur. (✓)