Inclusivity has been one of the principles of the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) for its implementation of various programs and projects with support from donor partners. It has been with its mandate to address huge gaps in the conflict-affected areas in Mindanao, which means serving people in need regardless of race and religion.
Recently, the BDA signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Office of Southern Cultural Communities (OSCC) on November 8, 2018 at Golden Race Resto in Cotabato City.
The historical signing was in line with the implementation of the Mindanao Trust Fund- Reconstruction and Development Project Phase II (MTFRDP/2).
Engr. Windel Diangcalan, deputy executive director represented the BDA while Fatima P. Kanakan, OSCC executive director signed for their office.
The event was witnessed by the Community and Family Services International (CFSI) through Neil Sison, deputy executive director for finance and Engr. Nasser Sinarimbo, program coordinator.
CFSI is the Project Management Unit (PMU) of the MTFRDP/2.
Under the MTFRDP/2, there are four indigenous people (IP) communities who will receive 500,000 worth of sub-project each namely Brgy. Datalpandan, Guindulungan, Brgy. Kinibeka, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Brgy.Saniag, Ampatuan and Brgy. Tuayan, Datu Hoffer all in the province of Maguindanao.
11% of the 3, 240 total number of the project beneficiary across the twenty-eight sites are IPs who belong to the Teduray, Lambangian and Dulangan-Manobo tribes.
MTFRDP/2 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.