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Transformative Peacebuilding Workshop Empowers Moro Women in Mindanao

Jan 25, 2024

Designed to enrich the skills, perspectives, and unique experiences of Moro women, the workshop places a special emphasis on the human and social dimensions of conflicts. The goal is to empower participants to play a crucial role in the peacebuilding process within their respective communities. The insights garnered from this workshop are anticipated to contribute significantly to a more holistic...

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IAG Expands Reach with Inauguration of Manila Office

Jan 11, 2024

This expansion marks a significant milestone for IAG, which has been actively contributing to the discourse on autonomy and governance for the past 18 years, primarily in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao in the southern Philippines.

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Non-Moro Indigenous Youth Forge Paths in Advocacy Leadership Training

Dec 07, 2023

The collaboration between IAG and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Philippines aims to empower young Indigenous leaders to actively contribute to the political and economic advancement of their societies. Through this partnership, IAG underscores its commitment to nurturing and uplifting Indigenous voices, ensuring they play a pivotal role in shaping the future of their communities and the broader region.

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READ: Philippines Indigenous Champions' 10-Point Policy Roadmap

Oct 27, 2023

Join us in championing this cause, as we pave the way for a more equitable and empowered future for all Indigenous communities!

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IAG celebrates 18 years of shaping public policy for peace and good governance

Sep 19, 2023

From humble beginnings to a force for change, IAG has been a beacon of hope in Mindanao. On our 18th year, we are reminded that the work is far from over. New challenges and opportunities lie ahead, but with unity and determination, we can continue to build a future where autonomy, democracy, justice, and accountability thrive in southern Philippines.

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IAG conducts training for new generation of IP youth leaders

Jul 26, 2023

In a significant stride towards advancing Indigenous Peoples' rights and nurturing the next generation of leaders, IAG conducted two consecutive capacity building activities in July 2023. These activities, held in partnership with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Philippines Office, aimed to empower IP youth from the Bangsamoro region through immersive experiences and leadership training.

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Underrepresented sectors join basic orientation on Political Party Building in the Bangsamoro

Jul 21, 2023

Members of marginalized communities from all over the Bangsamoro attended a 3-day Basic Orientation on Political Party Building from July 11 to 13 held at Acacia Hotel in Davao City. The participants to the activity are all women representing the island provinces, youth sector, and Indigenous communities in the Bangsamoro.

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IAG to revive collaboration with Iranun municipalities in Bangsamoro

Jul 18, 2023

IAG is committed to renewing its partnership with the Iranun Development Council and providing essential technical assistance to further strengthen their collaborative efforts. By fostering meaningful engagements and leveraging expertise, both organizations aim to propel economic growth and improve the well-being of the IDC's constituents.

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Empowering Madaris in the BARMM through Public Policy and Regional Autonomy to Help Prevent and Counter Violent Extremism

IAG Philippines I Jan 31, 2024

This brief navigates the challenges and opportunities presented by public policy accommodation, emphasizing the potential flexibility that regional autonomy can offer for the development of madaris.  Read more

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Research on the Local Implementation of the National Action Plan on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (NAP P/CVE) in BARMM

IAG Philippines I Nov 16, 2023

IAG's latest research urges stakeholders to ensure the success of P/CVE initiatives in BARMM through ongoing support for LGU-level programs, cultural tailoring, and transparent funding mechanisms. Addressing suspicions of unfair beneficiary selection requires crucial implementation of accountability measures. Emphasizing role clarification and activating a robust MEAL mechanism at the regional level is essential for effective oversight, contributing to the region's... Read more

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Paglalakbay sa Partidong Politikal sa Bangsamoro

IAG Philippines I Oct 16, 2023

This document was published with funding support from the National Democratic Institute (NDI). The views expressed in this publication are those of the Institute for Autonomy and Governance and not necessarily endorsed by National Democratic Institute Read more

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Towards Regional Autonomy: Lessons and Recommendations for the Establishment of the Cordillera Autonomous Region

IAG Philippines I Mar 04, 2023

This roundtable discussion is part of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and IAG's efforts to promote regional autonomy and good governance in the Philippines. It brought together key stakeholders to exchange ideas and highlights the need for collaborative efforts towards the future Cordillera Autonomous Region. Read more

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Position Paper on Bill No. 29 or the proposed Bangsamoro Electoral Code

IAG Philippines I Jan 18, 2023

This position paper was submitted by the Independent Panel of Experts from the Institute for Autonomy and Governance (IAG), the Mindanao State University System (MSUS) and the Local Government Development Institute (LGDI) to the Bangsamoro Transition Authority for consideration. Read more

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#KusogMindanaw2022: The state of civil society organizations

IAG Philippines I Nov 11, 2022

We just have to continue pursuing not just our mission but also our advocacy for a better state of CSOs especially in Mindanao. We must continually remind ourselves about respect for local initiatives and local knowledge. As local CSOs we must also insist on building partnerships among equals. We must not allow ourselves to be treated as second class development... Read more

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Political Party Building in the Bangsamoro: Challenges and Prospects

IAG Philippines I Aug 24, 2022

This paper hopes to contribute to the on-going policy conversations, particularly institution building in the BARMM by tackling the challenges and opportunities pertaining to the building and developing of political parties in the Bangsamoro region. Read more

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SPECIAL REPORT: Examining Human Rights and the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 in the Bangsamoro Region

IAG Philippines I Jun 24, 2022

This report looks at the unique position of the BARMM in the country’s anti-terrorism drive and explores opportunities for safeguarding its constituents from potential abuses given its human rights mandate. Read more

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The Role of the Opposition in the Bangsamoro Parliament

Michael Henry Yusingco I Jan 10, 2022

For the Bangsamoro Parliament to work effectively and efficiently, the interaction between the majority and the minority must be founded on mutual respect.  Read more

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Mindanao and the Future of Federalism in 2022 Onwards

IAG Philippines I Nov 22, 2021

Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III delivered these remarks during the first day of Kusog Mindanaw Virtual Conference on October 18, 2021, on the topic ““Federalism and Equitable Share of Mindanao in the National Wealth and Policies That Affect Them”. This copy has been edited for brevity. Read more

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