February 8, 2024- Experiential learning isinagawa ng Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA Inc.) bilang paghahanda sa implementasyon ng mga proyekto sa loob ng malalaking kampo ng Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) noong February 6-7, 2024 sa iba’t ibang mga lugar sa Davao region.
Kabilang sa layunin ng nasabing pag-aaral ang pagkatuto sa paggamit at pamamahala ng makabagong teknolohiya tulad ng polyethylene o ultra violet (UV) plastic sa pagpapatuyo ng mga agricultural products.
“Isa sa mga proyekto na napili ng mga komunidad sa mga kampo particularly sa Camp Abubakar ay Construction of Warehouse with Solar Dryer and Polyethylene”, ayon kay Kadafy Sinulinding, Project Coordinator ng BCTP mula sa BDA Inc.
Dagdag pa ni Sinulinding, “ang paggamit ng polyethylene ay bago pa sa atin kaya, isa sa mga layunin ng aktibidad ay makita natin ito in actual, anu-ano ang mga gamit nito at paano ito mina-manage”.
Kabilang sa aktibidad ang pagbisita sa iba’t ibang institution na may UV plastic facilities tulad ng Unicarbai Multi-Purpose Cooperative sa barangay Basiawan, Sta. Maria, Davao Occidental; Malalag Cacao Growers Association sa barangay Poblacion, Malalag, Davao Del Sur; Migcawayan Tribal Agriculture Cooperative (MTAC) sa Brgy. Migcawayan, Damulog, Bukidnon; at Integrated Rural Development Foundation Inc. (IRDF) sa Brgy. Tamlangon, Matanao, Davao del sur.
Nagkaroon ng orientation sa loob ng mga nasabing institutions at ibinahagi ang operational at maintenance activities na kanilang ginagawa sa tamang pamamahala ng UV plastics at iba pa.
Kasama din sa nasabing aktibidad ang mga staff mula sa Community and Family Services International (CFSI).
Ang experiential learning ay kaugnay pa rin sa implementasyon ng Bangsamoro Camps Transformation Project (BCTP). Ang BCTP ay iniimplementa ng BDA Inc. katuwang ang CFSI.
Ito ay isa sa mga proyektong pinopondohan ng Bangsamoro Normalization Trust Fund (BNTF) na pinangangasiwaan ng World Bank.
January 20, 2024. This inspiring story happens across the camp communities where armed conflict happened in the past years. With the current development in the Bangsamoro peace process, support to camps transformation and development yields positive results like the successful operation of farmer cooperatives with the agri-facility provided by development partners.
It was in the first quarter of year 2022 when these farm facilities were turned over to various cooperatives across the six major camps of the MILF identified in the Normalization Annex of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB).
The provision of support to farmer cooperatives is in relevance to the implementation of PROACTIVE: Programme on Assistance for Camp Transformation through Inclusion, Violence Prevention and Economic Empowerment.
It is a program implemented by the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA Inc.) in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), who is also a fund partner together with the European Union (EU).
Know more about the success stories of the transitioning combatants and the updates on camps transformation and development at www.bda.org.ph.
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December 15, 2023. While transition in the Bangsamoro Government happens, the implementation of development projects in the camps towards transformation and development is also taking place.
At the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA Inc.), we take the honor and the mission to deliver development assistance to the six major camps of the MILF, identified in the Normalization Annex of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB).
We have been documenting our experience, which we will be sharing soon.
Thanks to our partners for the support to transform camps from conflict to peaceful and progressive communities.
Full story uploading soon @ www.bda.org.ph
January 16, 2024. Procurement works have been part of the journey in implementing various projects for the development and rehabilitation of conflict-affected communities within and outside the Bangsamoro Region.
In bringing development to those communities, the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA Inc.) has been working with different donor partners requiring standard policies on administrative and financial management including processes on procurement in acquiring goods and services to support the overall implementation of the program/project.
For the past two decades, we have been documenting our experience on procurement management in the context of Bangsamoro, while complying to the international standards set by donor partners.
Allow us to share our best practice as an agency in overcoming the challenges in order to deliver the services needed by the people.
Our story is inspired by the needs and aspirations of our people at the community level, and guided by the values such as transparency, inclusiveness, trustworthiness, accountability and justice.
January 5, 2024- The Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA Inc.) in partnership with the Community and Family Services International (CFSI) conducted an orientation on Sup-Project Proposal Development and Preparation last January 3, 2024, at the BDA Training Center in Cotabato City.
The said orientation primarily aimed to have a clear understanding of attachments and processes of making the sub-project proposals for the Bangsamoro Camps Transformation Project (BCTP).
BCTP Project Coordinator Kadafy Sinulinding emphasized in his message that the activity was part of the preparation of sub-project proposals that are under step 3 of the project implementation stages.
“After this orientation, we are going to have a community writeshop on SPP with the members of farmers’ cooperatives, women and youth groups, and IP groups together with the Joint Task Forces on Camps Transformation (JTFCT)”, Sinulinding said.
Sinulinding added, “It is important to note that the writing of proposals will be done by the beneficiaries with the help of JTFCT members and with BDA technical guidance”.
He also urged everyone to participate actively and listen attentively to be able to be equipped with the necessary knowledge needed in SPP preparation.
Meanwhile, the construction of socio-economic infrastructures (SEIs) and community facilities (CFs) in the camps will commence after the SPP approval.
Furthermore, BDA is optimistic about endorsing the packaged and refined sub-project proposals to CFSI within the required timeline.
BCTP is implemented by the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA Inc.) in partnership with the Community and Family Services International (CFSI). It is funded through the Bangsamoro Normalization Trust Fund (BNTF) administered by the World Bank.
December 21, 2023. The Positive Peace Project (3 Peace) is a youth reintegration program of the Bangsamoro Youth Commission (BYC) being implemented under the Special Development Fund of the Office of the Chief Minister (OCM) of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).
In this project, 200 youth combatants are selected to undergo various skills trainings through the Technical Education and Skills Development of the Ministry of Basic, Higher and Technical Education (MBHTE-BARMM) as facilitated by the accredited partner Technical Vocational Institute (TVI).
The Values Transformation Training (VTT) comes in before the skills training based on the guidelines being implemented by the TESD of MBHTE-BARMM.
All 200 combatants have already completed the VTT likewise the skills trainings through a mass graduation happened on December 19, 2023 at Shariff Kabunsuan Complex inside Bangsamoro Government Complex in Cotabato City.
Youth combatants as defined in the 3 Peace Project are the sons and daughters of Mujahideens across the 10 camps of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF): Camp Bushra, Camp Badre, Camp Omar, Camp Bilal, Camp Darapanan, Camp Rajamuda and of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF): Camp Ebrahim, Camp Husni, Camp Jannatul Ma’wah and Camp Sofia.
Integration of VTT to the project for the youth combatants is significant in developing the sense of self-change and personality development by teaching faith-based values to help them become responsible and productive member of the society.
One participant expressed thanks for implanting the relevant knowledge on faith-based values through VTT.
Another trainee believes that the VTT has given them knowledge about faith, and being responsible.
“I am thankful that even in a short period, I was able to internalize these teachings on values”, he stated.
As the implementing agency of the VTT, the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA Inc.) is glad to expand its wings to spread the message and significance of faith-based values in building people as agents of change and development.
BDA Inc. has been recognized as the official facilitator and implementer of VTT in BARMM as one relevant approach to achieve the call for moral governance in the Bangsamoro.
BDA Inc. is the development arm of the MILF established in 2002 and has emerged as duly registered non-government organization in 2019 with the official name, BDA Inc.
November 30, 2023. The Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA Inc.) facilitated the visit of partners from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to selected villages in camp communities from November 21-23, 2023.
- Kabengi, Datu Saudi Amptauan and Brgy. Tuayan Mother, Datu Hoffer, Mag del Sur in Camp Omar
- Togaig, Barira, Mag del Norte in Camp Abubakar
- Sandab, Butig, Lanao del Sur in Camp Bushra
- Tamparan at Panggao, Munai Lanao del Norte in Camp Bilal
Visitors and partners from UNDP met and talked with the beneficiaries (women, IP, elderlies, transitioning combatants, religious sector, others), the barangay local government unit, Joint Task Force on Camps Transformation (JTFCT) about their experience of the program and the progress of its implementation.
This field mission is part of the Results-oriented Monitoring of the European Union as donor partner to the program being implemented in the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) camps.
It was intended to get updates on the progress and challenges of the program implementation directly from the community and other stakeholders on the ground.
This mission was in relevance to the on-going implementation of the program that supports the camps transformation and development, dubbed as PROACTIVE: Programme on Assistance for Camp Transformation through Inclusion, Violence Prevention and Economic Empowerment.
It is funded by European Union and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and is implemented by Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA Inc.) in collaboration with UNDP Philippines.
December 4, 2023. Para Sa’Yo Bangsamoro is a communication plan developed to help raise the awareness about the programs and services of BARMM including the rights and obligations of its people.
This campaign was successfully launched through a Community Assembly with Provision of Services in Support to Bangsamoro Transition on December 1, 2023 at Brgy. Balakayon, Pigcawayan, Special Geographical Areas- BARMM, with the support of honorable officials from the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) and the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).
From the BTA were Hon. Ali Salik, Hon. Said Salendab and Hon. Kadil Sinolinding, Jr.
The Ministry of Basic, Higher and Technical Education (MBHTE-BARMM) through its Bureau of Alternative Learning System (BALS) and the Office of the Cabinet Secretariat- OCM-BARMM were those coming from the Bangsamoro Government.
During the event, people of Balakayon listened to inspiring and educational messages from the officials of the Bangsamoro Government that were significant to be well-informed and updated about the current transition in the Bangsamoro and the continuing struggle towards peace and development.
Vulnerable groups in the village received basic social services during this activity such as free medical eye check-up, food packs, and education kit for the children.
Each office of BTA and BARMM who joined the assembly had a desk designated where they welcomed group of people and talked about their programs and services. Beneficiaries took this chance and raised their concerns and needs in their community.
In his message, MP Salik, recalled the times of war and struggle and told that the current progress in the Bangsamoro is among the fruits of those sacrifices.
MP Salendab told the people that his office and the office of the Bangsamoro Government is open for service. He reminded that all services available at present are part of the continuing struggle of the Bangsamoro.
“Let us have unity, love and help to one another”, he stated.
For MP Sinolinding, this activity was a great chance for them at the BTA to serve and help the public.
“We, who in the position, are not above you. We are here to serve you, to find ways to respond to your needs”, the official stated.
He is glad to see that people received not only free health service but also food packs and education kits.
This event is in relevance to the project SUBATRA-ECSO: Enhancing CSOs Capacities for Inclusive Development Intervention in BARMM in Support to Bangsamoro Transition.
The project is implemented by the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA Inc.) together with partner CSOs.
SUBATRA-ECSO is funded by the European Union and the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation.
PRESS RELEASE - November 30, 2023
COTABATO CITY- The Bangsamoro Camps Transformation Project (BCTP) promotes peaceful, productive, and stable communities in 12 previously acknowledged barangays in the Bangsamoro Region through diverse and sustainable livelihood projects.
The BCTP was launched on 4 July 2023, implemented by the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA Inc.) in partnership with Community and Family Services International (CFSI), with funding from the Bangsamoro Normalization Trust Fund (BNTF) administered by the World Bank.
“By increasing access to socio-economic services and basic infrastructure in the communities in the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) camps, the project also strengthens and cultivates the local capacities of beneficiaries and project participants such as farmers’ cooperatives, transitioning combatants, as well as women, youth, and indigenous peoples,” stated Noraida Abdullah Karim, CFSI Director for Mindanao Programme.
The project also involves capacity strengthening for staff and employees of BDA Inc., including the Joint Task Forces on Camps Transformation (JTFCT) MILF camp level coordinators through a series of trainings to be led by CFSI and the World Bank.
“The project is centered around community-driven development where the communities are the decision-makers around the types of sub-projects they choose,” said Kadafy Sinulinding, BCTP Project Coordinator from BDA Inc.
An orientation was conducted recently in Brgy. Minabay, Buldon, Maguindanao del Norte including Camp Abubakar. The group of farmers and transitioning combatants collectively chose and decided to build a warehouse with a solar dryer. They believe that this project will have a positive impact on their communities as their primary livelihood sources include coconut and corn production.
Women and children on the other hand, believe that various forms of breadmaking can become a stable source of income for them. This includes access to a multi-purpose development center with solar power.
Preliminary activities in the 12 communities are near concluded. This includes Landscape Planning, where community members understood different potential dangers and hazards, the different uses of their lands, the existing infrastructure within their communities that are not utilized property, and other initiatives that the community can benefit from with proper planning.
The project is also supported by the Bangsamoro Government through a Technical Working Group with representatives from the Cooperative and Social Enterprise Authority (CSEA), Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Agrarian Reform (MAFAR), Ministry of Trade, Investment and Tourism (MTIT), Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Ministry of Social Services and Development (MSSD), Ministry of Health (MOH), Bangsamoro Women Commission (BWC), Bangsamoro Youth Commission (BYC), Ministry of Public Works (MPW), Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs (MIPA), Ministry of Interior and Local Government (MILG), Bangsamoro Planning and Development Authority (BPDA), Bangsamoro READi and Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources and Energy (MENRE). The Technical Working Group had a successful first meeting on 12 October 2023 in Cotabato City.
The 1st Implementation Support Mission (ISM), led by the World Bank with BDA Inc. and CFSI, was conducted in Brgy. Mamaanun in Balo-I, Lanao del Norte and Brgy. Sapad in Matanog, Maguindanao del Norte. A technical validation on the chosen projects is expected to be conducted in the coming days.
The BCTP is led by a Project Board (PB) with Co-Chairs Brig. General De Mesa from the Philippine Government and Member of Parliament Hon. Ali O. Salik from the MILF. The PB also includes Member of Parliament Baintan A. Ampatuan, Mr. Mohaimen Usman, and representatives of the Office of the Presidential Adviser for Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU), Bangsamoro Planning and Development Authority (BPDA), Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA Inc.), and Community and Family Services International (CFSI). The first meeting of the PB was held on 11 October 2023, where 12 barangays in the 6 major MILF camps were successfully endorsed.
The BCTP is implemented to support the normalization efforts in the MILF camps. This is one of the projects funded by the Bangsamoro Normalization Trust Fund (BNTF), supported by Australia, Canada, European Union and United Kingdom, administered by the World Bank.
The 1ST BARMM Private Sector Organization (PSO) Summit with the theme “Unlocking Private Sector Opportunities in BARMM: Thriving Partnerships towards a Progressive Bangsamoro” is the first ever gathering of Bangsamoro CSOs and private sectors organized in the region as platform to strengthen partnership and collaboration between the Bangsamoro Government and the private sector.
In the morning of the event were a presentation of BARMM Milestones, messages of support from the private sector, keynote speech of Chief Minister Hon. Ahod B. Ebrahim.
There was an exhibit of products and services by partner CSOs at the lobby of the Ballroom of the Dusit Thani Hotel in Davao City.
- Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA Inc.)
- Consortium of Bangsamoro Civil Society
- Mindanao Women Advocacy for Good Governance
- Kabuntalan Landowners and Development Association
- Mindanao Center for Local Governance, Inc.
- The Moropreneur, Inc.
- Cotabato Brassware Association
- Maranao People Development Center
In the afternoon, there was a breakout session for specific thematic areas such as community engagement and development programs, research and education, and investment, enterprise development and employment generation.
GALLERY: 1ST BARMM Private Sector Organization (PSO) Summit