Local CSOs key to build networks for capacity building in Mindanao

Amina Rasul-Bernardo on local CSOs' role in Bangsamoro peace process

What role should local NGOs and civil society organizations play in Mindanao as the former conflict-ridden southern Philippine region now edges closer to peace after decades of violence?

Devex Director for Global Analysis and Advisory Pete Troilo asked Amina Rasul-Bernardo, president of the Philippine Center for Islam and Democracy, in a video interview on the sidelines of Devex’s first Partnerships and Career Forum in Manila.

Click on the above clip to learn more insights from Rasul-Bernardo on how international organizations should coordinate directly with local — instead of national or Manila-based — CSOs on the ground for capacity-building purposes.

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  • Carlos Santamaria

    Carlos is a former associate editor for breaking news in Devex's Manila-based news team. He joined Devex after a decade working for international wire services Reuters, AP, Xinhua, EFE ,and Philippine social news network Rappler in Madrid, Beijing, Manila, New York, and Bangkok. During that time, he also covered natural disasters on the ground in Myanmar and Japan.

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