Wednesday, February 12, 2014

OPAPP, DILG to mainstream peace, dev’t

From the Philippine Information Agency (Feb 12): OPAPP, DILG to mainstream peace, dev’t

The Office of the Presidential Assistance on the Peace Process (OPAPP)and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)  have joined forces to mainstream peace and development in local governance.

They conducted two-day Local Peace and Development Assessment and Planning Workshop for each of the provinces of Davao del Norte, Compostela Valley, Davao del Sur and Davao Oriental aimed at updating the status of the peace process with the CPP/NPA/NDF and revisiting the existing conflict analysis of the PAMANA province.

Running from Feb. 10 to 14, the planning workshop was also aimed at identifying the gaps and peace building needs based on the conflict analysis as well as resources to address these gaps and proposing of enhancements to the existing PAMANA implementing structures and processes.

The activity is designed to integrate the peace and development agenda within the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC)’s Integrated Area Community and Public Safety Plan or Peace and Order Public Safety Plan.

During the on-going planning-workshop for Davao del Norte conducted from Feb. 11 to 12 at the Garden Oases in DavaoCity,  seven modules are being discussed.

The modules deal on  Local Governance and Peacebuilding, Orientation on Government Peace-building Programs, the Local Peace and Development Situation, Revisiting the Conflict Analysis of the Province of Davao del Norte; Identifying Gaps in Responding to Identified Conflict Issues; Assessment on Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan; and Discussion on the PAMANA Operational Arrangements.

Aside from local government executives, participants to the planning workshop also include officials from the Philippine Army, national line agencies which are identified members of the Provincial Peace and Order Councils (PPOC)s and civil society organizations.

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