MINCODE is a coalition of twelve (12) networks of NGOs based in Mindanao.
It was organized in 1991 and registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in 1992.
MINCODE was established as a coalition in 1991 with 11 participating development NGO networks.Its formation was facilitated by the Mindanao Regional Committee (MRC) of the PCJC-HRD.Having drawn inspiration from the emerging coalition of the national networks, the PCJC-MRD organized series of exploratory conferences and consultations which involved other networks of Mindanao NGOs.The process became the venue for dialogues and discussions of Mindanao issues and concerns.It confirmed and validated the sentiment and the need for collaboration and consolidation earlier expressed by the representatives of the networks.
The coalition was formed by Mindanao NGOs and POs in response to the need to unify on a common perspectiveafter two decades of working for people’s development.Through its activities, the members found common ground to address the issues affecting the people particularly the poor in Mindanao.
MINCODE envisions a Mindanao society where its peoples live with equity and peace respectful of cultural diversities, caring of its rich natural resources and in harmony with their Creator
- To take the lead in the advocacy and action of tripeople peace and development and other key issues affecting Mindanao by mobilizing network members and communities
- To provide a forum/venue for genuine and meaningful dialogue among groups in Mindanao
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MINCODE to Hold Strategic Planning
The Mindanao Coalition of Development NGO Networks [MINCODE] will hold its Strategic Planning on June 19-20, 2008 at Mergrande Ocean Resort, Bago Aplaya, Davao City. With fund support from Lutheran World Relief (LWR), the activity aims to outline the Coalition’s medium term (2008-2012) strategic targets and timeframe. It will be attended by Council members representing the twelve member networks of development NGOs in Mindanao and members of MINCODE’s Four Commissions namely Governance and Politics, Tripeople, Gender and Development and Economic.
ADVANCING TRIPEOPLE CULTURE, MINDANAO HISTORY, PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE COALITION PUSHED
In June, MINCODE was granted an initial fund by the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) to conduct a three-month needs assessment on the promotion of tri-people culture, Mindanao history, peace and development among its members. The project has randomly identified 113 member organizations (from its 11 member networks) all over Mindanao as respondents to the project.
The project seeks to find out level of implementation and integration of tri-people culture, Mindanao history, peace and development in the conduct of day-to-day operations and in the implementation of the projects. The project will be conducted in three phases: survey, focus group discussions and key informant interviews.
The project has identified a research consultant in the person of Ms. Rosena Sanchez, Chairperson, University Research and Publication Committee, Ateneo de Davao University, Davao City.
The result of this project will be the basis of a more long-term engagement with the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ).
The project is currently administered by Mr. Dondon Clamor. The project is expected to conclude on September.
MINCODE’S DAVAO HISTORY BOOK PUBLISHED
MINCODE in partnership with the Research and Publication Office of Ateneo de Davao University published the book entitled “Davao: Reconstructing History from Text and Memory” last December 2005. Prof. Macario Tiu, ADDU professor and one of the research fellows and scholars of MINCODE’s Mindano History Project, authored it. The book was the second of the series of publication on Mindanao history.
The Mindanao History Project was an advocacy initiative of the Coalition. It started with MINCODE commissioned a pool of research fellows and scholars to undertake a historical study on Mindanao in mid-1999 to 2003. Several writings were produced and covered the history of major areas in Mindanao such as Davao, Bukidnon, Caraga Region, Zamboanga Peninsula and Cotabato. The first book on Mindanao history was published in 2003. It was authored by Prof. Rody Rodil and entitled “A Story of Mindanao and Sulu: In Question and Answer”
MINCODE believes that in writing Mindanao History it enables to:
- Help unify the peoples of Mindanao who have diverse ad oftentimes conflicting interests;
- Assist in the identification and appreciation of the diversity among these peoples;
- Facilitate in the discovery of their commonalities so that there could be “unity in diversity”; and
- Help push the development of a home-grown Mindanao identity.