The overall objective of the MBLP is to build a cadre of Bridging Leaders in Muslim Mindanao who can effectively address issues like education, health, land conflicts, poverty, and poor governance, among others, towards peace and development. In 15 intensive months, the fellows will work on a real-life and existing program, addressing a specific societal issue, with well-defined goals to pursue. The program will provide the fellows with access to resource providers and opportunities to engage and build partners and support for the program. Through formal workshops, practicum in between workshops, and mentoring by experienced development practitioners (in the fields the fellows have chosen), the program is designed to deepen and enhance the fellows’ personal and professional competence to meet leadership goals as a prerequisite for achieving social outcomes as desired.
Leading the Institute in welcoming the fellows were President Edilberto de Jesús and TeaM Energy Center executive director Nieves Confesor (right photo: leftmost, standing), as well asWorld Bank Country Director Mark Woodward (left photo) and TeaM Energy Foundationtrustee Ma. Teresa Lopez. Also present at the event were the Center’s academic institutional partners for the MBLP, current partners, researchers, and staff. The fellows were joined by coaches and fellows from previous cohorts, officially marking their entry into the program and the Center’s network.
The MBLP runs until April 2013 through the assistance of the World Bank under the State- and Peace-Building Fund coordinated through the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process.
About the AIM-Team Energy Center for Bridging Leadership
The TeaM Energy Center was established in 2004 as an endowed leadership and training institute with the vision of A Society Without Divides. In working towards this vision, the Center has been performing the mission of developing leaders, primarily through the cultivation, in both theory and practice, of the Bridging Leadership Framework as an appropriate and effective leadership approach for addressing complex social problems in Mindanao, the Philippines, and the Asian region.
AIM-World Bank Mindanao Bridging Leaders Programmme (MBLP)
CLICK ON PIC FOR LINK: The overall objective of the program is to build a cadre of Bridging Leaders in Mindanao, who can address issues like peace, education, health, land conflicts, poverty, and poor local governance, among others. The MBLP is implemented by AIM Center for Bridging Leadership.
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B'LAAN INDIGENOUS NITO PRODUCTS
Let's help B'laan Communities in Tampakan earn additional income by buying their products made of nito. Products include plates, baskets, hats, and others. Call directly the Municipal Agriculture Office of Tampakan at (083) 227-2902.
SWEET, SPICY AND CRUNCHY
Mommy Juling's Atsara of BKR Foods continue to increase productivity, hence increasing its job generation and income. On its launching of its expanded processing plant on Oct. 23, BKR reported that it has increase its production from 60 kgs a month in the late 2008 to 600 kgs a month in 2010. Mommy Juling's Atsara is available at Gaisano Mall, KCC Malls, ACE Centerpoint and other convenient store. See its processing plant at Bayan, Polomolok, South Cotabato. Rona Ortiz will be happy to hear and know from you through (+63) 0919-461-0152.
CORN HUSK NOVELTY ITEMS
Help protect environment, help our rural women and out-of-school youth from Surallah. Buy Novelty items for Christmas and any occasions (souvenirs and corporate giveaways) to Pag-Asa Youth Association of Centrala, Allah Valley Crafters Association and Neza's Novelty Items. Text or call (+63) 0917-347-0832.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS! CLEANSE TO A HEALTHY LIFE
Food supplements are never expensive and should never be. What we need now are 100% natural products (no synthetic materials or foreign bodies and no artificial preservatives added). For Jong Bajunaid of Tupi, South Cotabato helping others is very important. Her advocacy of natural healing and remembering old ways of healing and bring that to present scenario is never old. Buy mangosteen tonic, papaya cider, and coco-papaya vinegar from JNB Industries in Tupi, South Cotabato. Mam Jong will be happy to share her knowledge on the wonders of natural healing. She is a Gawad-Saka Awardee (farmer-scientist). You can reach her through (+63) 0916-795-3154.