Gandhi C. Kinjiyo
Two Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) – Central Management Office (CMO) staff has been holding series of coaching for the facilitators on Leadership Training for the People’s Organizations (POs) from its six Regional Management Offices (RMOs).
The “Leadership Training for the POs” is a comprehensive training package that is geared to capacitate community volunteers from the target conflict affected barangays with adequate knowledge to run their respective organizations and enhance their leadership potentials.
Engr. Tohami Ibrahim, CMO Institutional Development Officer, and Tarhata Mastura, CMO Training Officer, handled the coaching of training for the pool of facilitators from RMOs which include the Regional Institutional Development Officers (RIDOs), Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Officers (RMEOs), Community Organizer Supervisors (COS), and Community Organizers (COs).
The coaching has been ongoing from middle till the end of October 2013 covering Davao, Southern Mindanao, Central Mindanao, Zamboanga Peninsula, Zamboanga City-Basilan and Ranaw Regions. Two days is spent per RMO.
Topics included Basic Leadership Concepts, Time Management, Facilitating Meeting, Conflict Management, Networking, and Convening.
The activity is also part of the social preparation for the POs who will handle the implementation of sub-projects under the Mindanao Trust Fund-Reconstruction and Development Program (MTF-RDP).
The sub-projects were identified by the community members after a series of consultation and validation.
Every target community will implement three sub-projects that will help provide basic needs like potable water and will support their livelihood activities.
The POs have been receiving series of capacity-building trainings from RMO and CMO staff since the third quarter last year up to present.