We already have the conflict assessment tools but it would be better if at the same time, we will have the right people using the tools.
Thus said Arnel M. Agabe, regional director, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region 10 during the closing ceremonies for the Training of technical working group (TWG), consultant team (CT), focused group discussion (FGD)/Key informant interview (KII) facilitators (F), documentors (D) for the conduct of the conflict Assessment for the Designing of Peacebuilding Framework and Agenda for Region 10 on November 11.
Director Agabe also emphasized the importance of identifying the cause of conflict in Mindanao as this will lead to coming up with appropriate, adequate, and sustainable intervention from the concerned agencies.
Dubbed as the Training of Trainers on Peace and Conflict Analysis (PCA) Tools and Processes, the five-day training was held in Cagayan de Oro on November 7-11.
Meanwhile, both development, and peace and order councils in Northern Mindanao, in a joint RDC-RPOC-X adopted on March 3 a Regional Peace and Development Convergence Framework (RPCDF), a general and directional framework that puts in coherent and results oriented form the relationship between the region’s peace initiatives, and the societal goal of inclusive growth and poverty reduction.
To further enhance the framework, DILG, as the RPOC secretariat, initiated the cooperation with GIZ COSERAM (Conflict Sensitive Asset and Resource Management) for a joint endeavor towards peace in the region.
For its part, GIZ COSERAM will support the region in the development of a regional peace agenda, the formulation of Peace and Order and Public Safety Plan (POPS) plans and the strengthening of the peace and order councils. (EOR/PIA 10 with reports from Rezza B. Tolinero/DILG10)