The Bangsamoro Development Agency in close collaboration with its Camps Project Support Team (CPST) deployed across the six camps, organized simultaneous visits to the areas where development projects have been previously implemented this September 17-19, 2018 in Magnaga, Pantukan, Compostela Valley, Dinas Zamboanga del Sur and Brgy. Cabpangi, Pigcawayan in North Cotabato with potable water system, road-related and post-harvest facility sub-project.
According to Rhadzni M. Taalim, Project Coordinator and concurrent head of the Planning and Operations Division, the activity is aimed towards enhancing the capacity of the implementers like the Peoples Organizations, CPSTs and the Joint Task Force on Camps Transformation (JTFCT) about operation and maintenance of the sub-projects leading to its sustainability.
He also disclosed that more than 100 individuals will be participating in the said experiential learning activity.
Participants will be composed of the concerned PO members, CPSTs, JTFCT and key staff from the Community and Family Services International (CFSI) being the trust fund recipient for the MTFRDP/2.
Further, Taalim noted that this special area visitation will help the POs acquire lessons from the site visited which they could possibly use for the sustainability of the organization and the sub-project.
The activity, based on a document shared by the agency, will allow the participants to listen to the success stories which may be replicated by the POs, learn from the challenges encountered and the ways in managing it in order to move forward.
A total of three teams will go down the areas to cull out necessary learnings for the PO implementers and other partners.
MTFRDP/2 is a program partnership signed between the BDA and the Community and Family Services International (CFSI) which aim is to improve access of targeted communities in the conflict-affected areas in Mindanao to basic socio-economic infrastructure and alternative learning system.
This intervention is comprised of engaging the communities through a community-driven development and alternative learning system with an end in view of making those productive, participative and peaceful communities. Moreover, this is in line with the Normalization Aspect of the CAB.
MTFRDP/2 is supported by the Mindanao Trust Fund (MTF) with various donors such as the European Union, the government of Sweden, Australia, Canada, United States, New Zealand and the World Bank, which also serves as Trust Fund Administrator and Secretariat.
The Spanish Cooperation Agency for International Development (AECID) is also supporting the project.