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At least ten (10) asatidz (plural form of ustadz/Islamic teacher/scholar) from various committees of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) convened on September 26-29, 2018 at Green Leaf Hotel in General Santos City for the workshop on information, education and communication (IEC) Development for the Fatwa on Model Family in Islam.

The overall goal of the activity was to come up with strategies to better advocate the official rulings on model family in Islam by teaching participants of the importance of communication in advocacy.

During the workshop, participants were grouped into four based on sub-topics of the Fatwa on Model Family in Islam and worked together for the development of the communication plan for this campaign.

Facilitator of the activity gave inputs on advocacy, communication, research, messaging, stakeholder analysis, timing and channel of communication.

Informative videos related to the topics discussed were also presented during the workshop.

This 3-day event was organized in line with the on-going program on reproductive health advocacy in the Bangsamoro by the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) supported by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) with partners from Bangsamoro Leadership Management Institute (BLMI) and Commission on Population (POPCOM).




Officials and representatives from the various line agencies of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) convened and worked together on April 1-4, 2019 at Berjaya Hotel in Manila for the continuity of the public policy training for Bangsamoro.

The Dutch Mission to the Bangsamoro, The Hogue Academy for Local Governance and De La Salle University organized the activity.

In the training, the participants are grouped based on different sectors such as health, education, environment and energy.

Each of the group worked together for Public policy development & policy tools for BTA, Public policy decision making within the BTA, Public policy implementation & financing public policies and also listened and interacted during various lectures related to policy making.

It is informed that this was the first batch of the participants of this training while the second batch will be in the second week of April.

Outputs from this series of workshop will be submitted to the BARMM for their comments and possible consideration in their policy making for the Bangsamoro government.

Other partners for this initiative are Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA), Bangsamoro Leadership Management Institute (BLMI), Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (CHD), Kingdom of Netherlands, European Union and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Key officials and staff of the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) convened on September 23, 2018 at Em Manor Hotel, Cotabato City for a workshop on Aligning Bangsamoro Socio-economic Model with the Socio-economic Component of the Normalization.

Facilitated by the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (CHD), this workshop is a follow up of the series of workshops and conference on the formulation of BDA socioeconomic development model.

To note, BDA developed a livelihood model intended to provide opportunities for the people of Bangsamoro to improve their source of income.

Said model was already presented to the national government agencies, development partners and other key stakeholders through a Donors Forum in Manila on March 2018.

In socioeconomic development model, the BDA takes as the starting point of its livelihood program by providing response on the question on how can we improve the livelihood of self/family employed people. This resonates with the bottom up approach that has marked the work of BDA over the past 15 years. This approach will create better opportunities for people that are now lacking the facilities to start or improve their self-employed businesses.




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