As a response to the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) Resolution No. 80, Davao Messaging Hub host, Ateneo de Davao State University’s (ADDU) Al Qalam Institute for Islamic Identities and Dialogue in Southeast Asia and its partners, gathered more than 200 individuals to a forum dubbed as Pakighinabi, a multi-sectoral dialogue on the series of Moro…

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‘Mabusising talakayan, mga isyu’y pag-uusapan. Mapayapang Mindanao. Let’s make it NOW. It’s OURmindaNOW!’ Rings a bell? The one-hour radio magazine program produced by Equal Access International-Philippines (EAI-PH) will once again go on air this August 2021 after it concluded the 24-episode pilot  in December 2019. Through the EAI-PH-implemented Communities and Schools Leading in the Fight…

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Four EAI-PH (Equal Access International-Philippines) alumni received funding from the Lingap PhilKOFA para sa MindanaONE project of the Philippine KOICA Fellows Association, Inc. (PhilKOFA). This initiative seeks to support community-based projects centered on sustainable peace and development for people in geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas (GIDA). Dr. Christine Yambao of Western Mindanao State University (WMSU)…

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Ten teams composed of young men and women from Lanao del Sur and Lanao del Norte provinces competed for the Hack4YOUth, a virtual peace hackathon event held on April 20-22, 2021 to develop digital technology-based initiatives to help the plight of internally displaced families and the rehabilitation and recovery of Marawi City. Initiatives developed spanned from sustainable…

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“Connected young peace influencers across Mindanao.”  This is one of the many outcomes of the Mindanao-wide Tech Camp program that Equal Access International (EAI) is implementing in the Philippines. This became more evident when the twelve (12) Tech Camp alumni under the Kabataang Payapa Network (KPN) started their re-echo activities in March 2021.  Noting the importance of collaboration, EAI encourages Tech Camp Alumni to work together and tap on each other’s potential in order to complement…

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“We must start being conscious of our reality.”  Nurjehan Dimacangun, a student and youth leader from Balo-i, Lanao del Norte, urges fellow young people and community members to start thinking critically and put in mind the importance of achieving lasting peace and a safer environment.   Growing up, Nurjehan admits being an introvert but is unafraid of speaking the truth. She highlights peace as one…

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More milestones are in store for the youth in Lanao after completing the OURmindaNOW Digital Tech Camp (DTC) last November 2020. Twelve of the DTC graduates from Marawi City, Lanao del Sur and Lanao del Norte proceeded to take on another opportunity after EAI-Philippines, in partnership with USAID-funded Plan International’s Marawi Response Project (MRP) opened the application for Peace Promotion Fellowship (PPF) 2021 in…

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Equal Access International Philippines hosted two online workshops in February 2020. The Stakeholders Mapping Workshop held on February 5, 2020 gathered 18 participants while the Collaborative Design Workshop for the PTVE (Preventing and Transforming Violent Extremism) Curriculum Development held on February 25 and 26, respectively, gathered a total of 28 participants.    The two workshops conducted are part of…

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Twelve young leaders from the different provinces in Mindanao lead the Kabataang Payapa Network (KPN) (Youth Peace Network). This, after they have completed the OURmindaNOW Tech Camp in December 2020 under the ‘Communities and Schools Leading in the Fight Against Terrorism’ (CS-LIFT) project of Equal Access International-Philippines. Equipped with essential knowledge and skills from the five-day Tech Camp, core members of the KPN are…

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Led by the Office of the Chief Minister of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), EAI Philippines along with 43 Civil Society Organizations’ (CSOs) representatives within and outside BARRM were enjoined for a dialogue on inclusive moral governance last January 29, 2021 in Cotabato City.   Bangsamoro Chief Minister Ahod “Al-Haj Murad” Ebrahim personally discussed with CSO representatives and stakeholders in the first edition of ‘Mushawarah’ (Arabic term…

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