From the MILF Website (Jan 18): BDA, BMLI undergo training on project cycle management and proposal making
Around 24 staffs of the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) and Bangsamoro Leadership and Management Institute (BMLI) undergo training in Project Cycle Management with Writing Proposal and Budget Proposal at Apo View Hotel, Davao City on January 13-19, 2013 geared to enhance their knowledge in managing projects and draft project proposals. The activity was facilitated by the Institute for Socio-Economic Development Initiatives based in Ateneo de Davao University and funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency.
The participants learned project monitoring and evaluation, logical framework, objective analysis, stakeholders’ analysis, and the essence of project management team. They also underwent tedious workshops in drafting project proposals. A pool of experts from the academe namely Prof. Roberto Ma. Arquiza, Dr. Gilieta Ruiz, Prof Luz Canave-Anung and Deanna Bandayonon handled the series of lectures and workshops.
BDA Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Officers, Institutional Development Officers and some Community Organizer Supervisor coming from its six regional offices joined the activity together with three personnel from BLMI namely Zami K. Unti, Administrator, Steering Committee Member Mmhammad Ishaq Macapoli of the BMLI and BDA-BLMI Coordinator Basser Ayob. The BDA is tasked to determine, lead and manage relief, rehabilitation and development programs in conflict affected areas of Mindanao.
On the other hand, the BLMI as a human resource development institution continuously provides capability-building skills on leadership, management and governance to the Moro people through seminars and trainings. To date, the learning institution has served hundreds of Moro community leaders, women, youth, students, development workers and organization leaders. It has a two-storey training center found at Simuay, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao Province. Its construction was funded by Japan and the Philippine Government in support to the GPH-MILF peace process.
Currently, the BDA implements projects supported by United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), JICA and World Bank. Under the UNICEF-funded Tahdeeriyah Program, around 500 Madaris all over Mindanao is being developed to have kindergarten classes that are compliant with the requirements of the Department of Education. Recently, it has translated modules into ten local dialects including Tiboli and Teduray.
The BDA also implements development projects in target communities in Mindanao and islands of Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-tawi being funded by the World Bank under the Mindanao Trust Fund-Reconstruction and Development Program (MTF-RDP) and JICA-funded CD CAAM that is still on pilot stage.
Abdulrashid Piang, Community Organizer Supervisor (COS) from BDA-SouthMin implementing MTF-RDP was thankful for the training, citing “it enhanced our knowledge in managing projects and we learned the basics of drafting project proposal.”
“The knowledge we gained in this contributes a lot to personnel development of the BLMI,” Basser Ayob Darwisa Jamilon, BDA MTF-RDP COS from Zamboanga Peninsula said the training indeed enriched her skills in project management. “It’s my first time to learn Project Proposal Writing which is crucial knwoledge for us working in community development,” she disclosed.