The Office of the Regional Governor in close coordination with the Regional Planning and Development Office convened the cluster heads of the ARMM Humanitarian and Development Action Plan (HDAP) to a meeting on May 7, 2015 at the Office of the Executive Secretary Conference Room, ARMM Compound, Cotabato City.
The HDAP meeting which was presided by Engr. Baintan Adil-Ampatuan, RPDO Executive Director was participated by representatives from ARMM Humanitarian Emergency Action and Response Team (HEART), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD-ARMM), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG-ARMM), Department of Health (DOH-ARMM), Regional Human Rights Commission (RHRC-ARMM), Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), and Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH-ARMM).
Engr. Ampatuan emphasized that the meeting was aimed to discuss the follow-through activities for the finalization of the ARMM HDAP especially the conduct of consultation meeting with stakeholders namely: PPDO-Maguindanao, LGUs, national and regional line agencies and, donor institutions. The proposed Terms of Reference (TOR), and the program of activities of the upcoming HDAP Consultation Workshop was also discussed.
HDAP was created to address the needs of the affected families in the evacuation centers as well as provide follow-through development interventions in the affected communities. The plan was also designed to document the current initiatives and practices of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARG), Local Government Units (LGUs), and other development partners in responding to calamities.