On the event’s first series, the book entitled “Peacebuilding and Sustainable Human Development: The Pursuit of the Bangsamoro Rights to Self-Determination,” written by Dr. Ayesha Abubakar, was launched. Dr. Abubakar is a senior lecturer at the faculty of humanities, art and heritage at the University of Malaysia Sabah.
“In this book, I made use of both of Sustainable Human Development (SHD) and peacebuilding, and later on you’ll find out that both concepts actually do promote basic human development potentials,” Dr. Abubakar said.
“For us to be developed as a society, it’s really about making sure that whether you are rich or poor everybody gets to receive equitable opportunity in life. That is really the heart of SHD,” she said.
The Faces of Bangsa is one of the ways the tourism department has undertaken in order to strengthen and promote the Bangsamoro heritage and its people.