By : LGOO II Archie Rose G. Vasquez

 

Butuan City-Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) in partnership with GIZ-Conflict Sensitive Resource and Asset Management (COSERAM) facilitated the finalization of the Caraga Roadmap for Peace last June 19, 2015 at Samping Avenue, this city. The activity was graced by the selected members of the RPOC, Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) Secretariat and Focal Persons, partners National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Parole and Probation Administration (PPA), as well as private sector representatives.

The activity aims to present the enhanced inputs of the Caraga Roadmap for Peace results matrix and operational plan, generate final comments on the enhanced inputs, and finalize the consolidated operational plan per Peace Building Development Needs (PBDNs).

The Caraga Roadmap for Peace will clearly define the direction for RPOC towards peace and order in the region. The strategic plan which is also known as the “roadmap for peace” will provide a blueprint of RPOC activities that will ensure attainment of the RPOC goals and objectives. Basically, the roadmap for peace intends to address the four (4) common factors (conflict lines) that affect the peace situation in the region: criminality, insurgency, indigenous people and resource-based issues.

The exchange of comments and views with other institutions provided an avenue for the identification of strategic and comprehensive plan which did not only encourage active participation and partnership towards the attainment of RPOC goals but also build up capacity development among the working group. It also strengthens the commitment of the participating agencies and organizations as key players in the delivery of relevant roles geared towards the successful implementation of the Roadmap for peace.

The final consolidated operational plan of the Caraga Roadmap for Peace generated from this activity will be presented to the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) chaired by Butuan City Mayor, Hon. Ferdinand M. Amante Jr., on July for adoption.

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