BPDA provides technical assistance to CBPP’s TOT

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ILIGAN CITY, Lanao del Norte — The Bangsamoro Planning and Development Authority (BPDA) provides technical assistance in the ongoing five-day training of trainers (TOT) for Community-Based Participatory Planning (CBPP) spearheaded by the World Food Programme (WFP) Cotabato City Sub-Office on January 25-29, 2020 at Go Hotel in this city.

The second batch of participants is consist of the provincial staff of the ministries of Environment, Natural Resources, and Energy (MENRE) and Agriculture, Fisheries, and Agrarian Reform (MAFAR) from the three (3) target municipalities for food security convergence in the province of Lanao del Sur that includes Butig, Masiu, and Maguing.

The activity was also joined by the Municipal Planning and Development Coordinator (MPDC), Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Officer (MDRRMO) and Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Officer from the local government units (LGUs) of the target municipalities.

The training aims to provide skills on how the CBPP tools integrate more inclusive methods into development planning with strong community participation, provide facilitators a better understanding of CBPP process using step-by-step tools in analyzing socio-economic situation, and discuss the formulation of community area development plan.

Moreover,  this training will equip the LGUs of the target municipalities with knowledge and skills on planning, identifying needs, and tailoring program responses for the development of their communities towards food secured areas.

In his message, Asmari Labao, Lanao del Sur Provincial Environment, Natural Resources and Energy Officer (PENREO), stressed the importance of the workshop in crafting the plan and acknowledged WFP’s support in providing assistance to the ministries of the Bangsamoro Government. 

“This workshop is very important in crafting our future plan or enhance our Municipal and Barangay Development Plan, as well as in support to the goal of convergence which is to be a food secured Bangsamoro. We are glad that the WFP are always active to provide assistance to the BARMM ministries down to the local counterpart of these ministries,” Labao said.

Furthermore, WFP trainers presented the overview of the activity, its objectives, and the CBPP background.  Series of workshop will also be conducted in the next four days.

WFP representative Hasnah Adam was elated for the attendance of the participants in the said training.

“We are thankful that all invited participants are present today.  This food security convergence is one of the tool and platform that will contribute to the goal of BARMM, which is to be a self-sufficient, self-reliant and food secured Bangsamoro,” Adam stressed.

She also said that this training is an avenue that would help in identifying the best approach in changing the lives of the Bangsamoro.

“We are here today to know the situation of our community and identify what is the best approach to change the lives and impact to our Bangsamoro community,” she added.

Also present were Kashmir Uy, Planning Officer from the Ministry of Interior and  Local Govenrment (MILG); Abdul Gaphar Sansarona, Chief Agriculturist from the MAFAR; Rohanisah N. Rashid, Economic Planning Division Chief from the BPDA; and Faisal Akmad, Chief Forest Management Specialist and Kayod Ka Bangsamoro’s (KKB) focal person.  (BPDA-BARMM)