COTABATO CITY — The Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources, and Energy (MENRE) – BARMM received last 19 November 2021 from UN World Food Programme (WFP) the Monitoring and Evaluation survey data and visualization of “Kayod Ka Bangsamoro” (KKB) project implementation (Phase 1).

MENRE, through the Forest Management Services (FMS) led by Director Abdul-Jalil Umngan and Planning Division led by Chief Jessie Ondoy, facilitated the meeting and handover activity, which was participated by WFP Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Rowell Dikitanan and WFP Cotabato Sub-Office staff.

Project survey results presented and handed over to MENRE were the (1) baseline assessment, (2) environmental risk screening, (3) activity implementation monitoring, (4) distribution monitoring, (5) post-distribution monitoring, and (6) peacebuilding survey conducted in the KKB project sites of Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur.

This activity was made possible through the letter request of MENRE following up the access of survey/assessments conducted to the KKB farmer cooperators. The data is deemed important for MENRE and KKB partner ministries to interpret a more specific aspect of the program intervention intended to inform operational decision-making and learning. Thus, this will further provide information in planning appropriate support for the decommissioned and soon-to-be-decommissioned combatants participating in environmental protection activities along with other rural development initiatives.

The KKB Convergence, chaired by BARMM Senior Minister and MENRE Minister Abdulraof A. Macacua, is a joint program of MENRE, MAFAR, MILG, BPDA and WFP to address food insecurity in BARMM and since then provide income-generating livelihood activities and capacity building for the partners of KKB, which is a sub-component of the MENRE’s banner project, the Integrated Bangsamoro Greening Program (IBGP).