The Regional Reconciliation and Unification Commission of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, The Asia Foundation, and the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue convened rido mediators from different agencies and organizations in the region on Thursday, March 22-23, 2018.
The 2-day activity was dubbed as “Coming Together: All Rido Mediators in ARMM”, a documentation-workshop on practices and learning on rido mediation facilitated by Mr. Suharto Abas.
Romeo K. Sema, chairman of RRUC said the main purpose of the gathering is to formulate guide on rido settlement as part of the Planning Workshop held last year in Davao City.
The senior program officer of TAF Ms. Noraida Chio said the activity is significant to the development of the community as well as the country because conflict is one reason that hinders economic development.
Ibrahim Badiee, project officer of the CHD Manila was hopeful that the sharing of knowledge and experiences from the participants will be helpful for the success of the formulation of guide.
Sema was certain that the partnership with the two international organizations will continue to work on the settlement of rido in the region.
The activity was attended by the different mediators from local government units, security sectors, civil society organizations, the religious and traditional leaders.