The management and staff of the Transparent, accountable and Participative Governance labeled as TAP-G Project of the Consortium of Bangsamoro Civil Society (CBCS) last August 8 -9, 2022 held at the Emerald Hall of EM Manor Hotel in Cotabato City.

TAP-G project is one of the flagship project of CBCS running for the last fifteen years in accompaniment for success of the GPH-MILF Peace Process, in its limited resources and capacity. Although the project in the past is primarily under Peacebuilding thrust implemented in eight Clustered Areas in Mindanao, its shift to governance does not depart from peacebuilding portion, since governance for now is a means of sustaining the gains of the peace processes that it accompanied for a decade and a half.

The TAP-G Project Management and Staff compose of: 1) Mr. Guiamil M. Alim as Over-All Manager and CBCS Chair, 2) Danilo T. Mocsin as Administrative Officer 3) Ismael G. Kulat as Project Coordinator 4) Emran Baganian as Project Advocacy Officer, 5) Lolita Uka as MEAL Officer and 6) Hasmina Cambri the Bookkeeper.

The project management is assisted by eight Area Coordinators as field staff such as: 1) Ruben Umal for Kutawato Cluster comprising the City of Cotabato, Maguindanao, North Cotabato and Bukidnon provinces; 2) Ebrahim Sandigan for Rajah Buayan Cluster comprising General Santos City, Sultan Kudarat, South Cotabato and Sarangani provinces; 3) Zaliha C. Abdila for the Davao Cluster comprising Davao City and Davao provinces; 4) Johary Ditucalan Ayo for the Ranaw Cluster comprising Lanao del Sur and Marawi City 5) Mohaiya S. Pua for Sibugay Cluster comprising Pagadian City, the provinces of Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga del Norte and Sibugay provinces; 6) Mistiri Tarami for Basilan Cluster comprising all its municipalities and the cities of Lamitan and Isabela; 7) Al-Khalifa Jilah for Sulu Cluster comprising the municipalities therein; and 8) Tony Said for Tawi-Tawi Cluster comprising all the municipalities therein.

The CBCS Chair Guiamil Alim, emphasized that his general assessment of the project is based on input-output and outcome framework and noted that substantial deliverables had been successfully achieved for the two and half year implementation. However, he stressed that: “Still there is a need for more improvement that may still be fixed in the remaining five months of the project period or maybe considered in next planning for continuity of the project.”

The highlight of the activity was the plenary discussion of a point by point findings and recommendation of the External Evaluation Report undertaken by Professor Ervin More who is a freelance consultant engaging in in several external evaluations of projects outside the country.

After the plenary, the Management and Staff consolidated their comments, observations and recommendations for the consideration of the consultant to constitute the final external evaluation for the TAP-G project.

As closing activity, the Management and Staff were able to lay-down their succeeding activities slated to be undertaken for the last five months before the project ends in December 2022. These activities are for completion of any remaining deliverable outputs as required by the project.