Community-Based Development in Conflict-Afflicted Areas of the Philippines


The multi-donor funded Act for Peace (ACT for Peace) Programme emerged as a direct response to the 1996 peace agreement between the Government of the Philippines and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF). The project,was managed by the UNDP and over seen by the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) and ARMM Regional Government. The project provided
support to former MNLF combatants and their communities in the Special Zone for Peace and Development (SZOPAD). The project has an explicit peace building and conflict transformation objective and supports institutional capacity building, service delivery (health), community economic development, conflict transformation skill building, and systems and training to support a 'culture of peace'. The project worked at the community level with Peace and Development Communities (PDC) that serve as the primary unit for sub-project identification and implementation

Source InstitutionThe Asia Foundation
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Place of PublicationManila
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