What We Do

Building the Capacity of the Bangsamoro

Capacity building has been a major objective of the Bangsamoro since inception. In over the decade, the BDA has been a learning ground for numerous professionals who intended to contribute in Bangsamoro quest for long-lasting peace and at the same time acquiring and enriching their knowledge and skills in various fields of education and expertise. In 2016, BDA recorded over 400 number of staff who worked at the agency and gained professional experience and growth with their respective positions/jobs. This figure corresponds to the increasing number of projects/programs implemented by the agency. However, given that they were hired based on project contract, many of them have left for other job opportunities bringing with them the knowledge and skills acquired from BDA.

Programs and Projects Implemented

With the mandate of leading, managing and determining relief and rehabilitation in the conflict-affected areas in Mindanao, the BDA has been managing various programs and projects with the support and assistance of development partners. For each of these programs and projects, the BDA not only fulfilled its task on promoting socio-economic development for the unserved communities but at the same time develop its capacity on planning and managing projects along with skills on community development, mobilization and organizing, writing reports, documentation, data management and among others. 

Project Name


1. Medical Mission with Tokushukai Corporation


2. Livelihood Program with GEM and Mantana Foundation


3. Socio-economic for Reconstruction and Development in Conflict-Affected Areas in Mindanao (SERD-CAAM)



4. Mindanao Trust Fund- Reconstruction and Development (MTFRDP) Phase 1 with MTF


5. Tahderiyyah Program with AusAid and UNICEF



6. Institutional Strengthening Agreement (ISA) 2016 with MTF



7. Bangsamoro Assistance for Development and Community Empowerment (Bangsamoro ADVANCE) with MTF



8. Program Partnership Agreement (PPA) Solidarity



9. Community Development in Conflict-Affected Areas in Mindanao (CD-CAAM) with JICA



10. Community Empowerment Through Food Sufficiency and Environmental Management (CEFSEM) with UNWFFP



11. Strengthening Capacities for IDP Protection with UNHCR



12. Programme for Local Economic Development Through Enlightened Governance and Grassroots Empowerment (PLEDGE) with MTF



13. TIKAbuhayan with TIKA



14. Strengthening Capacities for Reproductive Health Service Delivery and Advocacy in the Bangsamoro with UNFPA


15. Developing development and piloting of socio-economic model for durable solution in transforming Bangsamoro communities into productive economic with UNFAO


16. Ramadhan and Qurbani Program with Turkey Government


Annually since 2014

Human Resource Development for Bangsamoro

Part of the continuing journey towards learning and developing capacities of the Bangsamoro, the BDA has been facilitating scholarships for young professionals through the support of various partners. Both in-country and international study grants were made available and gave opportunities for Bangsamoro professionals to pursue and further their education on various fields. This particular program has helped in the development of human resources of the Bangsamoro resulting to mass of professionals who gained better knowledge and skills that enable them to become more productive in advancing the status-quo of the conflict-affected communities. 

Building the Institution of the Bangsamoro

In 2002, the BDA was established as fruit of the peace agreement between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). Along with the mandate of relief and rehabilitation in the conflict-affected areas in Mindanao, the BDA is likewise tasked to develop a model of office system and policies that shall guide the anticipated Bangsamoro government.

In undertaking activities geared towards its vision, BDA has been exposed to governance and implementation issues which were intended to build its governance capability.  The agency has to establish administrative, financial, and procurement systems to ensure transparent and systematic utilization of funds given to it.  Human Resource policies were formulated aimed at recruiting qualified young Bangsamoro to expose them to the workings of government. 

Development and Enhancement of Organizational Manual for BDA

As an agency operating in a conflict setting, with the huge task of establishing a system contextualized in Bangsamoro culture, development of organizational manual for BDA is very dynamic that it has to be regularly enhanced and updated to fit in the continuing and numerous changes due to different demands for each program and project coming in.

This quest has even tested the strength and flexibility of the BDA pushing the agency to become more strategic to respond to those loads. To ensure the suitability of the manual on international standards, BDA always submits to external auditing processes as required by partners which helped BDA better improve its policies and system. 

Linking with Local and International Organizations

In 2014, the BDA officially received added mandate from its principal, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF): to act as donor and development coordination unit of the MILF. The pronouncement of this further task for BDA was during the historical turn-over and launching of the Bangsamoro Development Plan (BDP) where a mass of people from international organizations, government and local institutions, the public and the media witnessed the event. This scenario has opened the door for BDA into greater exposure, recognition and appreciation by the numerous organizations and people, which resulted for countless visits, invitations and partnerships to and with BDA. 

Building the Confidence of the Bangsamoro

Over the decade of service in fulfilling the mandate of leading, determining and managing relief and rehabilitation in the CAAM, the BDA has been an expedient mechanism for the quest towards peace and development in the Bangsamoro. Through the numerous programs and projects implemented in various communities, the BDA did not only contribute to the improvement of access to social basic services of the people, moreover that the agency was able to bring the message of hope and build trust and confidence on the gains of the peace process among the masses in the conflict communities. 

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