The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) recognized and accredited the Ateneo de Davao University (AdDU) as a legitimate Civil Society Organization (CSO), certifying ADDU as eligible to receive government support to implement OPAPP’s programs, projects, and activities, with advocacies that align with the University’s Vision and Mission. The official documents of accreditation were received by Fr. Joel E. Tabora, SJ, University President, last 11 October 2021 at the Matteo Ricci Dialogue Center.

ADDU is the first CSO accredited by OPAPP under its new guidelines on accreditation. With this OPAPP Accreditation, programs and projects on peacebuilding and dialogue will become much more accessible. The first of such programs include a series of engagements entitled “Our Bangsamoro: Living and Learning Together in Peace and Fraternity,” designed to promote the Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together in the Bangsamoro.

The program is set to launch on November 2021. It includes the following activities:

1) International Electronic Service-Learning Program (IE-SLP) on the Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together to be participated by representatives from the different sectors of the Bangsamoro Communities;

2) Roll-out of the Module Output to Different Societal Sectors in the Bangsamoro through a webinar type of online training, and

3) Second Conference on Healing and Reconciliation, with a program that incorporates detailed situationers for the ‘Document on Human Fraternity’, and presentations from BARMM stakeholders.

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