Conflict Monitoring and Participatory Processes for the BARMM

Aimed at strengthening the capacity of multiple stakeholders in the BARMM for participatory, inclusive and conflict-sensitive resource-based planning and management, the project consists of two main parts: one is the conflict monitoring system Conflict Alert, which gathers data on and monitors violence across the BARMM, which includes Marawi; and the other is participatory and inclusive Resource Use and Management Processes (RUMP) that aims to strengthen the capacity of local government units (LGUs) for participatory, inclusive and conflict-sensitive processes to facilitate community input into development planning and build community buy-in.

Conflict Alert is an ongoing activity initiated by International Alert Philippines in 2013, with World Bank funding since 2015.  Conflict Alert is a subnational conflict monitoring system that tracks the incidence, causes, and human costs of violent conflict in the BARMM. It aims to shape policymaking, development strategies, and peacebuilding approaches by providing relevant, robust, and reliable conflict data.

 

The RUMP process, through a series of workshops, also facilitate communities coming together to identify sources of conflict and articulate their vision for the development of their community. This strengthens their foundation for engaging in and seeking to influence the LGU development plans for their area. The RUMP, through a number of maps produced by the communities, serve as the evidence-base on existing and potential land disputes arising from contested formal or informal land titles and rights; border or boundary disputes, spurious land claims, including effect of policy overlaps of land management agencies, i.e., Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) viz. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of National Defense (DND), Marawi City and Lanao del Sur province survey records; and problems relating to Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) land claims. This part of the project is rolled out in 4 LGUs in greater Marawi (where the least-affected area or LAA and the most-affected area or MAA are located): Marawi City, Kapai, Bubong and Ditsaan-Ramain.

 

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