Friday, August 29, 2014

Stakeholders validate Bangsamoro Conflict Monitoring System in Gensan

From the Website of MILF

Stakeholders validate Bangsamoro Conflict Monitoring System in Gensan

Representatives from the Civil Society Organization, academe, Philippine National Police, and Armed Forces of the Philippines joined in the 2nd Multi-Stakeholders Validation Group Meeting for the Bangsamoro Conflict Monitoring System (BCMS) held at East Asia Royale Hotel in General Santos City on August 23, 2014.

BCMS is a subnational conflict monitoring system that aims to systematically monitor the incidence, causes, and costs of violent conflict and crime in the Bangsamoro.

Information generated from the system about violence and conflict can contribute to policy making, development strategies and peacebuilding approaches.

BCMS establishes a database on violence that enables end-users to monitor and assess the performance, verify the results and impact, of various development and peacebuilding initiatives in stemming violence, eventually contributing towards learning in development and peacebuilding.

The system works through harvesting data that includes photographic capture of incidents from police and print media and then encoded to the database. The data thereafter undergo the process of validation, audit, analysis and visualization.

For the data dissemination and outreach, the conduct of feedback sessions is involved to ensure that the data results and policy implications reach their intended targets and are responsive to the needs of both state and non-state actors involved in development and peacebuilding activities.

Through visualization in graphs and maps, end-users can view the trend of particular incident of conflict like Rido, murder, or carnapping in certain area at a given period.

BCMS is realized through the partnership forged between International Alert and the World Bank and between Alert and with three academic institutions: the Mindanao State University (MSU)-Gensan, MSU-Iligan and Western Mindanao State University.

Data gathered by the system covers 2011 to 2013. The research team harvested Information from regional, provincial and municipal police offices and local tabloids particularly the Mindanao Cross.

MILF Website

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