Funding and Partner Institutions

Korea Trust Fund for Economic and Peace-Building Transitions ktf-logo As a key element of the growing partnership between the World Bank and the Republic of Korea, the Korea Trust Fund for Economic and Peace-Building Transitions has been instrumental in supporting innovative approaches to the challenges of fragility, conflict and violence, and collaboration in fragile situations across the globe. The institution’s goal is to address the needs of state and local governance and to help build peace in conflict-prone and conflict-affected situations. The main funding for Conflict Alert comes from the KTF. The World Bank wb-wbg-horizontal-rgb-high The World Bank is a multilateral financial institution that aims to end extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity and greater equity in the developing world. It provides loans to developing countries for capital programs. The World Bank is a component of the World Bank Group, and a member of the United Nations Development Group. It has managed the funding for Conflict Alert since 2013. Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade australian-aid-identifier-white-red-and-blue-background The Australian Government’s aid program in the Philippines currently focuses on: enhancing the foundations for inclusive economic growth; building stronger institutions for transparent and accountable governance; and improving the conditions for peace and stability. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has funded Conflict Alert since 2014, particularly on the integration of the conflict monitoring system and the capacity development of partner community organizations. Philippine National Police philippine_national_police_seal-svg As the armed civilian national police force, the Philippine National Police enforces the law, maintains peace and order, investigates crimes and practices criminal justice, and supervises the training and operations of security agencies across the country. In 2016, Alert Philippines inked a partnership with the PNP; the partnership covers data access, capacity development, and improvement of conflict analysis. Eastern Mindanao Command of the Armed Forces of the Philippines 11947520_958477734212464_9208333888466018570_n The Eastern Mindanao Command of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP EastMinCom) was envisioned to be Mindanao’s partner in nation-building, prepared to fulfill its mandate of breaking the barriers to peace, progress and development in the region. The AFP EastMinCom has three component units: the Army, Air Force, and Navy. The partnership with Alert Philippines, which covers data- and capacity sharing, started in the latter half of 2015. Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology msu-iit Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology is a public coeducational institution of higher learning and research in Iligan City. It houses the Institute for Peace and Development in Mindanao, created in 2007 as one of seven IPDM units within the Mindanao State University system. It aims to integrate peace into higher education through peace education, research, and multi-sectoral action. The MSU-IIT was engaged by Alert Philippines in 2013 to gather, validate, and analyze data for the province of Lanao del Sur. Notre Dame University – Cotabato City ndulogo Notre Dame University – Cotabato City aims to provide programs responsive to the education needs of local, national and international communities. In 2005, the university’s Peace and Development Center was established as a response to the call to create innovative approaches that contribute to peace and development. The university partnered with International Alert Philippines in 2016 for data gathering, validation, and analysis through the University Research and Publications Office. The areas of coverage are the provinces of Maguindanao, North Cotabato and Sultan Kudarat. Western Mindanao State University slide47 Western Mindanao State University is the premier and only state university in Zamboanga City. WMSU has 12 colleges, three institutes and two autonomous campuses. Its students number over 22,000. The University’s Research, Development and Evaluation Center takes charge of data gathering, validation and analysis in the island provinces of Basilan (including Isabela City), Sulu, and Tawi-tawi.