The ‘Ideation Impact Challenge: Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’ is a call for proposal for the youth who advocate for community peacebuilding and development in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).
COTABATO CITY—The Bangsamoro Government is encouraging youth organizations in the regIon to submit project proposals for possible funding by the Bangsamoro Youth Commission (BYC) and its partner development agencies for “positive community transformation.”
The project, ‘Ideation Impact Challenge: Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’, is a call for proposal for the youth who advocate for community peacebuilding and development in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).
BYC Chairperson Marjanie Mimbantas Macasalong said the project – being carried out by his office in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and co-funded by the European Union – invites youth organizations, Sanguniang Kabataan (SK), and local youth development councils to pitch in proposals “to help them become more productive members of the society.”
“This project aims to strengthen meaningful participation and engagement of youth in positive community transformation and development in the Bangsamoro,” Macasalong noted.
BYC is the primary youth development arm of the BARMM through its creation by the Bangsamoro Autonomy Act No. 10.
Macasalong stressed the BYC works on the premise that the creative and innovative ideas of the youth, if supported and recognized, “will bring about profound changes for the cause of economic recovery,” due to the adverse effects of the current pandemic.
He emphasized that projects may be in line with the priority areas identified in the Bangsamoro Youth Transition Priority Agenda (BYTPA) such as health, education, peacebuilding, governance, and active citizenship.
Successful teams will be chosen to undergo several workshops and mentoring, after which 20 teams will be awarded with seed funds to implement their projects—10 teams will be awarded with P50,000, while another 10 teams will be awarded with P20,000 for their project implementation.
The BYC will receive applications through the link https://bit.ly/IdeationImpactChallenge until 11:59PM of Sunday, September 12. (Bangsamoro Information Office)