Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP)
PAyapa and MAsaganang PamayaNAn (PAMANA), under the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) is the government’s framework for peace and development. It is implemented in conflict-affected communities, as well as in areas covered by existing peace agreements.
Kalahi-CIDSS falls under the second strategic pillar of the PAMANA framework, which is building resilient communities. The project objective is to improve the access of Kalahi-CIDSS areas classified as conflict-affected barangays (CABs) to basic social services and responsive, transparent, and accountable local governments. Specifically, it works to attain the following: to reduce poverty and vulnerability through community infrastructure and focused delivery of social services; to improve governance through partnerships with national and local institutions, building capacities for governance, and enhancement of transparency and accountability mechanisms; and to empower communities and strengthen their capacities to address issues of vulnerability and peace through activities that promote social cohesion.
Every qualified barangay will receive three annual cycles, subject to fund availability.
The Project has three components. The first component is capacity building and institutional support (CBIS), wherein OPAPP, through its Peace Integration Unit (PIU) will facilitate trainings in peace and conflict-sensitive programming (PCSP) among key DSWD staff on peace, conflict analyses, and peace and conflict impact assessment.
Aside from the community grants, a Peacebuilding and Development Fund (PDF) will be set up, the latter of which amounts to PhP 300,000 for each targeted CAB per annual cycle of operation. The PDF can be used to fund community-chosen projects that can contribute to peacebuilding.
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