Japanese Ambassador Toshinao Urabe congratulates Mr. Rosel A. Lagbawan, President of Concerned Bangsamoro Youth of Davao Oriental after signing the grant contract for "The Project for the Construction of Center for Capacity Building and Training in Mati, Davao Oriental" on March 20, 2014.
Japanese Ambassador Toshinao Urabe and Mr. Rosel Lagbawan, President of Concerned Bangsamoro Youth of Davao Oriental (CBYDO) signed the grant contract for “The Project for the Construction of Center for Capacity Building and Training in Mati, Davao Oriental”on 20 March 2014. The project, amounting to US$ 99,270 (approximately 4.4 million pesos), is funded under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP).
The proponent is aiming to train mainly Bangsamoro youth who were affected by armed conflict during their childhood. The proponent provides the youth with peace education and vocational training so that they can become capable leaders with wider vision and ability for the Bangsamoro People in Mindanao.
Through the GGP, CBYDO will be funded for construction of a training center and provision of various training equipment. The new training center will provide necessary knowledge and skills for 1,150 youth beneficiaries yearly and contributes to stability and development of the communities. Part of the training will focus on women’s empowerment.
The project is part of the Japan-Bangsamoro Initiatives for Reconstruction and Development (J-BIRD), the Japanese government's package of assistance in support of peace and development in conflict-affected areas in Mindanao. Since the launch of J-BIRD in 2006, Japan has supported 75 GGP projects in the total amount of 6.8 million US dollars (approximately 300 million pesos) through J-BIRD.