Bangsamoro Ministry of Public Order and Safety Gears Up for the Establishment of the Bangsamoro Peace Institute (BPI)

August 18, 2022


Davao City, Mindanao – In preparation for the establishment of the Bangsamoro Peace Institute (BPI) – a program designed to bring together peacebuilders in the region to share knowledge, facilitate capacity-building and design community initiatives for a peaceful Bangsamoro – key personnel of the Ministry of Public Order and Safety (MPOS) of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) underwent a capacity-building and planning workshop on June 24-30, 2022.

The comprehensive five-day workshop entitled “Capacity Building and Planning Workshop for the Bangsamoro Peace Institute: Empowering Dispute Resolution and Management Processes (EDRMP), Non-Violent Communication, and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding” was developed in collaboration with MPOS, with support from the Australian Embassy in the Philippines and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and was co-facilitated by the Mediators Network for Sustainable Peace Inc. (MedNet).

The workshop guided 20 personnel on proper facilitation tools and strengthened their skills in conflict resolution and mediation.



After the training, participants jointly developed a strategic plan for the establishment, institutionalization, and realization of the proposed Bangsamoro Peace Institute.

Among the participants were representatives from the MPOS Office of the Minister, Office of the Director-General, Peace Education Division, Alternative Dispute Resolution Division, Law Enforcement Coordination Division, Civilian Intelligence and Investigation Division and Administrative and Finance Division.

As its mandate, the MPOS is responsible for coordinating with different offices and agencies to maintain public safety and order in the region. The ministry is also tasked to craft programs that will contribute to efforts in peace building, reconciliation, and unification of all peoples in the Bangsamoro.

The Peace Education Division of the MPOS is working on the establishment of the BPI this 2022 as one of its regular programs. The BPI will serve as a venue for constructive discussions and learning experience for grassroots peacebuilders and advocates to promote religious tolerance and peaceful co-existence; transitional justice and reconciliation; and conflict-prevention and peacebuilding. It is also designed for conflict-sensitive and peace-promoting public safety community programming that will house and support peacebuilding initiatives in the Bangsamoro region. [E]