Vocational training and enterprise development

Vocational Training and Enterprise Development

The Project is one of the various components of the a SPCPD-NEDA-UN Multi-donor Assistance Programme. It is funded by the governments of Soain and Belgium. It was designed specifically to support the three-year peace agreement between the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP).

The Project designed its operating strategies in the context of its project document and from the policies and development philosophies discussed in various programme papers such as the needs assessment survey (NAS) conducted by UNDP-Southern Philippines Council for Peace and Development (SPCPD) during the planning phase. Some of these concepts were the following:
  • planning of projects should be community-based and participatory;
  • implementation should observe utmost transparency in order to enhance the trust and confidence-building process among all parties;
  • project activities should maximize the MNLF structure particularly the state leadership, throughout the entire development process;
  • project should help strengthen the fragile peace and that it should help in rebuilding communities (e.g. physical rehabilitation) including the normalization of broken social relationships at the community level; and
  • project activities should address both intangible challenges (e.g. erasing prejudices, mistrust, fostering goodwill and confidence), and the tangible ones (e.g. need for socio-economic packages especially livelihood or enterprise development and employment generation and enhancement).
The Project is tasked to provide a number of target groups (1,248) with training opportunities in vocational skills and enterprise development and the establishment of at least 60 new community enterprise within the recognized 16 MNLF states in the Special Zone of Peace and Development (SZOPAD) area. The training strategies are three-fold:
  • training in the communities through non-government organizations, relevant government agencies and local vocational training institutions (community-based training or CBT);
  • training on-the-job where the trainees are trained in basic building construction skills while at the same time constructing their community enterprise centres, (training-cum-production or TCP); and
  • training in high-end vocational skills through large training centres of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

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