Butuan City – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) together with the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) conducted a five-day basic orientation and workshop, August 22-26, this city to prepare staff members and local government units (LGUs) for the second cycle implementation of PAMANA (Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan).

Participants of the five-day workshop were the LGUs of La Paz, Esperanza, and Veruela in Agusan del Sur; and Tagbina and San Miguel in Surigal del Sur. These areas were selected and identified as conflict affected areas (CAAs) by OPAPP.

The workshop was aimed at integrating the principles of Bridging Leadership and Do No Harm in conflict analysis and assessment.

PAMANA employs the community-driven development strategy of Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan – Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (KALAHI-CIDSS) in implementing sub-projects that will be identified by the communities.

The DSWD implements Pillar 2 of PAMANA in the delivery of basic social services and goods focused on households and communities. ### (Social Marketing Unit)

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