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CONSORTIUM OF BANGSAMORO CIVIL SOCIETY
VISION - MISSION

the consortium envisions a society governed by justice where all
peoples are respected of their inalienable rights to
self-determination, co-exist harmoniously and live with prosperity
and integrity.

The members of the Consortium are bounded by the following
beliefs and principles:

    1. We believe in our collective responsibility to build peace in
        Mindanao and work for development of Muslim communities
        through participatory governance and leadership by mutual
        consultations (shura).

    2. We believe in maximizing available opportunities for the cause    
         of peace and social justice.

    3. We commit to advance the struggle for freedom and self-
        determination of Bangsamoro through peaceful and civil
        engagement.

    4. We stand for a critical collaboration and constructive
        engagement approach in relating with existing government          
         institutions and programs.

    5. We commit to establish mutual coordination with Bangsamoro
        Groups that share the same principles but thread the         
        alternative and revolutionary path in our common advocacy
        and activities for Bangsamoro self-determination.

    6. We strive to increase our constituency by reaching out to the
        less organized and less involved segments of the
        Bangsamoro society, namely the academe, the intellectual
        and the business sectors.
The Consortium is a solidarity conference of non-government
organizations and people's organizations (NGOs/POs) of and for the
Bangsamoro. This was organized to respond to the need of strengthening
and enhancing the capabilities of the Moro NGOs/POs Advocacy
Campaign for Peace and Development.

The Consortium serves as a mechanism of cooperation, coordination and
sharing among the civil society groups with operation mostly
concentrated but not limited to ARMM areas where the Bangsamoro are
sizeable in terms of population and presence.

The Consortium was organized in 2004 but takes more active
participation in advocacy work after it had identified leaders and
organizations who are willing to commit themselves for the job ahead. It
had also finalized its structure and elected their officers in an assembly
in general Santos City as well as finalization of their initial program.
PROGRAMS

Capability Building

Institutionalization of civil society among the Moro groups is an important
component in order to empower the NGOs/POs to take more proactive role
in Peace and Development for the Bangsamoro. The activities involve
program development, training and program support through technical and
financial resource mobilization, vis-a-vis:

  1. Resource mobilization and sharing
  2. Training and awareness building
  3. Constituency building
  4. International solidarity support-group building and networking

Advocacy

  1. Peace and development of Bangsamoro people and homeland.
  2. Good governance and responsible leadership monitoring.
  3. National and international instrument on the rights of the nationalities
    and religious and ethnic minorities (National and International).
  4. Sustainable and economic development.