Photo: Equipped with comprehensive training on methodological and data collection techniques, field researchers prepare to embark on IAG's study on the local implementation of the NAP P/CVE.


The Institute for Autonomy and Governance (IAG) announces that its research on the local implementation of the National Action Plan on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (NAP P/CVE) in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) has entered its fieldwork stage.


The research aims to provide valuable insights into the implementation of NAP P/CVE by looking into the perceptions of the BARMM and local government units (LGUs) towards the national action plan. It will also study the structures and mechanisms currently being utilized by the LGUs to implement NAP P/CVE, as well as the interventions that have been implemented and their impact on the communities.


The fieldwork will be conducted in selected municipalities across the BARMM region. The data collection techniques employed will generate gaps, challenges, and lessons learned in the implementation of NAP P/CVE. The ultimate goal of the research is to contribute to the development of context-specific, evidence-based, and conflict-sensitive local government action plans that counter violent extremism. The research will serve as an essential guide for government agencies and local government units to create better strategies for preventing and countering violent extremism in the region.


The IAG's NAP P/CVE Research is made possible with funding support from the Australian Government. The report is expected to be released late in 2023.


This research is a testament to the IAG's dedication to promoting peace, security, and development in the BARMM region.