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.

IAG is committed to renewing its partnership with the Iranun Development Council and providing essential technical assistance to further strengthen their collaborative efforts. By fostering meaningful engagements and leveraging expertise, both organizations aim to propel economic growth and improve the well-being of the IDC's constituents.

The significance of this study cannot be overstated, as it aims to address the critical need to empower the madrasah system in light of the prevailing security challenges posed by violent extremism, both locally and globally. The research seeks to uncover the vulnerabilities and resilience of the madrasah system, shed light on the contextual factors influencing it in the Philippines, and examine the challenges and opportunities presented by public policy accommodation and regional autonomy for the development and relevance of madrasah.

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