Philippines: Technical Assistance on Normalization and Migration Management to Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA)

Philippines: Technical Assistance on Normalization and Migration Management to Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA)

Asia
FC.0163
PH10P0503
200,000
Philippines
Former Combatants
National
Active

The Bangsamoro Peace Process is facing a historical turning point with the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL). The Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) has been established as the interim government for the transition period until 2022, when the Bangsamoro Government will be established based on the election for the Bangsamoro parliament. While development partners further cooperate in order to establish a peaceful and prosperous Bangsamoro in Mindanao, numerous challenges remain in terms of governance, transitional justice, socio-economic development, security and order, among others. The proposed project will contribute to the efforts of the BTA in advancing peace and development in the new Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) through providing technical assistance to the BTA ministries and personnel. The assistance will focus on capacity building around two major migration management areas, particularly supporting the drafting of frameworks on 1) normalization and reintegration assistance for decommissioned combatants, their families and communities and 2) labour migration governance and assisted voluntary return. The project activities such as technical consultations, training, multi-stakeholder workshops, study visits and secondment of thematic experts to the relevant BTA line agencies are aimed towards increasing the capacity of the BTA and development of comprehensive frameworks in the two focus areas. Through supporting the BTA's efforts to promote development, peace and stability, the project aims to address drivers of forced migration, promote the well-being of vulnerable and fragile communities and enhance reconciliation efforts in the region. A letter from the Philippines’ Ministry of Labour and Employment was received in support for this project.