From humble beginnings to a force for change, IAG has been a beacon of hope in Mindanao. On our 18th year, we are reminded that the work is far from over. New challenges and opportunities lie ahead, but with unity and determination, we can continue to build a future where autonomy, democracy, justice, and accountability thrive in southern Philippines.
In a significant stride towards advancing Indigenous Peoples' rights and nurturing the next generation of leaders, IAG conducted two consecutive capacity building activities in July 2023. These activities, held in partnership with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Philippines Office, aimed to empower IP youth from the Bangsamoro region through immersive experiences and leadership training.
Members of marginalized communities from all over the Bangsamoro attended a 3-day Basic Orientation on Political Party Building from July 11 to 13 held at Acacia Hotel in Davao City. The participants to the activity are all women representing the island provinces, youth sector, and Indigenous communities in the Bangsamoro.
IAG takes immense pride in sharing the resounding success of the recently concluded "Conference on Social Accountability and Transparency: Empowering Communities, Enhancing Governance, Social Accountability, and Transparency in the BARMM." Organized by the Coalition for Social Accountability and Transparency (CSAT) in partnership with IAG and with support from Australian Aid, this groundbreaking event brought together passionate individuals, advocates, experts, Members of the Parliament of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA), and change agents from across the region.