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Co-Creating Peace in Conflict-Affected Areas in Muslim Mindanao

Posted: 2012-11-19



Dear Friends,


We are pleased to invite you to a conference-workshop, entitled:

The Mindanao Bridging Leaders Program:
Co-Creating Peace in Conflict-Affected Areas in Muslim Mindanao
(8:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m., 29 November 2012; Fuller Hall, Asian Institute of Management)

This brings together the “pathways” carved out by twenty-two (22) fellows of the Mindanao Bridging Leaders’ Program, primarily funded by the World Bank through the State- and Peace-Building Fund managed by the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP).

The AIM-TeaM Energy Center for Bridging Leadership brings together the contributions to peace and development of this fourth cohort of twenty-two (22) bridging leaders.

This public presentation serves as a “ritual of renewal”, as we find new sources of strength and inspiration so that we can sustain ourselves in this service, which we know will still continue for the long haul. The framework agreement will need to be “lived” everyday by all of us in the search for new “pathways”, new platforms of engagement to accelerate peace-building initiatives during this transition period.  Through sharing of the fellows’ experiences, we hope that you may be able to identify opportunities for partnership and replication of efforts for addressing the major sources of conflict and make the transition truly sustainable.

The public presentation schedule is herein attached for your reference. For a quick profile of the 22 fellows and their projects, please visit We hope you can confirm several representatives from your organization because, in the interest of managing and optimizing participants’ time, there will be simultaneous presentations from our fellows. We suggest you identify your representative for each thematic session as identified in the attached schedule. We hope you can send back your confirmation sheet no later than November 24th to or via facsimile through (63)(2) 892-4011 local 389 so we can set-up the “conversations” to create value for you and the organization.

A key feature of the presentation is also a gallery featuring how academic partner-institutions  in Mindanao have been able to  work closely with the fellows as well as institutionalize bridging leadership in their own  programs and curricula. Partners will be present so guests may be able to directly interact with their presidents, chancellors and key program managers.

Should you have further inquiries, please feel free to reach out to our Program Manager, Miren Sanchez, at 0920-927-9686 or to Jio Javier, our Program Associate, at +63-927-417-8907. You are also welcome to send an email to or

We look forward to having you with us at the public presentation of our 4th cohort of bridging leaders.  As the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process would say, “The peace process is sustained by hope; it is the trademark of all peacemakers.”


With warm regards,

(Sgd) Ma. Nieves R. Confesor
Executive Director


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