A three-year project agreement between the Consortium of Bangsamoro Civil Society (CBCS), Inc. and the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF) entitled Promoting Resilient and Organized Citizenry towards Empowerment and Community Transformation for Peace in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (PROTECT Peace in the BARMM), inaugurated the project through simultaneous commencement of the Baseline Survey and Industry Mapping last May 15-30, 2023 to forty (40) Barangays in BARMM.


The successful conduct of the activity was a joint effort of the five (5) sub recipient partners in the respective Provinces namely Kadtabanga Foundation for Peace and Development Advocacy, Inc. (KFPDAI) in Maguindanao del Norte, Integrated Mindanaoan Association of Natives (IMAN), Inc. in North Cotabato-Special Geographic Area, Lamitan City Rosewomen Organization, Inc. (LCRWOI) in Basilan, Gagandilan Mindanao Women, Inc. (GMWI) in Sulu, and Tarbilang Foundation, Inc. (TFI) in Tawi-Tawi.

The survey-mapping which served as the first community-based intervention for the project aims to gather accurate understanding to the situations of target communities in terms of governance and socio-economic status which will be the foundation for an informed decision-making and intervention planning. The well-detailed data then can be used to design appropriate interventions to address the most pressing needs while also supporting sustainable economic growth  in  the  region.