Members of the Task Force on Camp Transformation (TFCT) of the MILF recently acquired updates about the Bangsamoro Government (BARMM) on August 16, 2019 at the Regional Planning and Development Office (RPDO) - Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) in Cotabato City.
Atty. Lanang Ali, Jr., majority floor leader of BARMM, welcomed the TFCT members and gave updates about the newly established government, which filled the minds of the visitors of key information that are relevant as they perform their roles in the facilitation and monitoring of projects related to the normalization process.
Dr. Zulkarnain Abas, of the Ministry of Health- BARMM also greeted the TFCT.
TFCT are one of the key partners for the Mindanao Trust Fund- Reconstruction and Development Project Phase II (MTFRDP/2), a program partnership agreement signed between the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) and Community and Family Services International (CFSI).
They are the target partners specifically for the capacity and institutional building components of the project wherein they were capacitated for, among others, project development and management, community organizing and monitoring and evaluation of projects.
Rhadzni Taalim, project coordinator of BDA shared that the activity was intended to present the proposed priority list of projects for the six MILF major camps for BARMM consideration for the development planning and programming.
The said list are consolidated based on the workshop and series of consultation organized earlier for the TFCT, community and BIAF members at the ground level.
Ali O. Salik and Prof. Abhoud Syed Linga of the project board of the MTFRDP/2 provided the overall guidance during the activity.
Aside from the visit to and updating from BARMM, the gathering of the TFCT was also pursued for the reflection session aimed for looking back at the activities conducted in line with the overall implementation of the project.
MTFRDP/2 aims 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 through the Supporting Access to Basic Services and Building Institutional Capacity in Conflict-affected Communities Mindanao (MTFRDP/2-AECID).