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.