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IPDM hosts research forum, launches BCMS 2015

MSU-IIT’s Institute for Peace and Development in Mindanao (IPDM), in partnership with International Alert and the German Development Agency (GIZ) through the Civil Peace Service Program, hosted a research forum on Mindanao Facets and Issues on December 1, 2014 at the Institute’s Mini-Theatre.

More than 200 individuals from 30 organizations from the academe, civil society, the Philippine National Police (PNP), Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), international NGOs, and community leaders from Lanao del Norte, Iligan, Marawi, Cagayan de Oro, and Ozamis attended the forum.

Institute Chancellor, Dr. Sukarno D. Tanggol, was present to deliver an inspirational message to the participants.

IPDM Peace Research Coordinator, Dr. Mark Anthony Torres, presented a research output on The Changing Conflict Landscape in Lanao, while IPDM’s Officer-in-Charge Prof. Juvanni Caballero presented a study on Confluence of Factors Affecting Crime Reporting and Recording in Lanao.

The Bangsamoro Conflict Monitoring System (BCMS), a World Bank commissioned project, was also launched on the same day. Initial results with data collected from both media and non-media sources including blotter reports from the PNP were presented to the participants.

The BCMS is intended to establish and maintain a database on violent conflict incidents in the proposed core territory of the Bangsamoro.

BCMS Assistant Project Leader, Liezl Bugtay, also presented a research output on Rebellion, Political Violence and Shadow Crimes in the Bangsamoro: The Bangsamoro Conflict Monitoring System (BCMS), 2011-2013.

Topics : peace process