The Institute for Autonomy and Governance (IAG) and Mindanao State University (MSU) System have agreed on a cooperation agreement to work together to foster peace and democracy in the southern Philippines.

Signed in Cagayan de Oro City on 11 July 2022 by Atty. Benedicto Bacani, IAG founding executive director, and Atty. Basari Mapupuno, MSU System president, the partnership will see the two institutions sharing human resources in specific programs promoting rule of law, good governance, and justice systems in Mindanao.

The partnership is set to open new opportunities to provide assistance in the crucial development stage of the Bangsamoro government and contribute to strengthening just, accountable and inclusive public institutions in the region.