Growing the Network of Bridging Leaders: 20 more fellows graduate under the MBLP
On Thursday, March 21, the Mindanao Bridging Leaders Program (MBLP) funded through the World Bank (WB) under the State- and Peace-Building Fund (SPF) under the auspices of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP), graduated the last twenty (20) fellows under the program resulting to a total of 42 bridging leaders generated through the fellowship. The convocation for the two cohorts under the MBLP (22 fellows having graduated in November 2012) was dubbed “Co-Creating Peace in Conflict-Affected Areas in Muslim Mindanao.” Over 200 people attended the various platforms at the convocation which featured how fellows and the program’s academic partners “prototyped” peace-building and nation-building.
The Center is proud to have graduated a total of 77 fellows since 2004 across five cohorts and looks forward to further growing the network of bridging leaders and ensuring continuous linkage and cross-learning towards nation-building.
Pocket consultations at the level of the MBLP’s academic partners in Mindanao and in partnership with the Network of Bridging Leaders (NOBLe) are slated to happen in the next two quarters with the goal of bringing together bridging leaders in contiguous areas towards clustering peace and development efforts.
The Center is set to conduct impact evaluation for all 42 fellows within a year of their completion of the fellowship.
|Fellows of the 2nd Cohort of the Mindanao Bridging Leaders Program after receiving their certificates.|