COTABATO CITY (September 20, 2022)—The Bangsamoro Youth Commission, through the Office of Commissioner Nasserudin Dunding, held a ‘kumustahan’ session with accredited youth organizations (AYO) of Cotabato City on Monday, September 19.
BYC Provincial Chief of Staff Sohaila Macadato said the activity aims to provide a safe space for the AYOs to update the accomplishments and challenges of their organizations and discuss ways forward for further engagements with BYC.
During the activity, Macadato presented refresher inputs to the participants on mandates, functions, vision, mission and goals, and programs and services of BYC.
Meanwhile, BYC Project Development Officer Aira Hazna Ampatuan presented the Bangsamoro Youth Commission Accreditation Program (BYCAP), stressing the sets of policies on AYOs renewal of accreditation.
The activity, provided an avenue for the AYO representatives to discuss and present the issues and concerns in the operationalization of their organizations, and to identify recommended solutions where BYC can provide intervention.
The ‘kumustahan’ session will also be held for AYOs of Maguindanao del Sur, Maguindanao del Norte, Special Geographic Areas of North Cotabato and Lanao del Sur in the following weeks.
The documented output from the series of activities will contribute to the formulation of BYC’s Policy Development Manual, a guiding document in fortifying the Commission’s policy development processes within the office and across its wide array of local, regional and national level stakeholders.
Accreditation at BYC serves as the youth organizations’ legal identity and will open opportunities for them to engagements and participation in development-related programs of the Bangsamoro Government and other development partners. (BYC PR Unit/KAA)