The Consortium of Bangsamoro Civil Society evaluated the organizations accomplishments for 2019 through the CBCS Project Year-End Review last December 20-22, 2019 held at Brother Louie Resort, Gumasa, Glan Sarangani. The year-end review aims to evaluate the accomplishments of CBCS for the whole year of 2019, its goal is to discuss and find the risks, challenges and strengths in each project and what needs to be improved for the next years to come.

The two-day year-end review started with an opening prayer and the setting of objectives into which the staff spoke of the importance of such event as a motivation to engage staff into unity and solidarity and to build a more cohesive relationship that will strengthen camaraderie in the organization. The activity involves the project progress reporting and planning led by each project officers with their Monitoring and Evaluation Officers.

In the words of encouragement given by Guiamel Alim, the Chairman of CBCS, he emphasized the new track the organization will undertake in the new Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. As he said, the project year-end review is one of the steps to identify challenges in the previous months and find ways on how to resolve it.

Each project officer presented the challenges and accomplishments for the year 2019 including ways of how they think it could be improved. Among the highlighted ideas was to always look on the positive aspect of the project. There will always be challenges along the way, but what is important is how each project officers and the staff shows resiliency and innovativeness to make the project achieve its goals and objectives. There were also sharing of success stories in each project, one that was impactful to the people and the organization. As one of the project officer said, among his learned lesson is that communication is one of the best tools in the success of the project implementation as well as planning to keep track on the project.

The discussion made a way to present the accomplishments of each projects as it was also the success of the CBCS. As part of the year-end review, a recalling and reflection on how the project is contributing to the over-all Vision, Mission, Goals and Objectives of the organization was re-evaluated. As part of the organizational development and strengthening of the staffs’ capacity, a framework on outcome and impact orientation (OIO) was led by Guiamel Alim, Chairman of CBCS.

The year-end review ended with fun-learning games as part of teambuilding where all the staffs were actively involved. For a day, everyone was on their best games attitude building unity and solidarity with each through parlor games and sharing of relections.