What is PAMANA?
The PAyapa at MAsaganang PamayaNAn (PAMANA) Program was launched in 2011 as a priority program of the Government that supports the Peace Negotiation Track and contributes to the goal of attaining Just and Lasting Peace.
It was embodied in Chapter 9 on Peace and Security of the Philippine Development Plan for 2011-2016 and Chapter 8 on Peace and Security of the updated Philippine Development Plan for 2011-2016 which indicated PAMANA as the Government’s development program for isolated, hard-to-reach, and conflict-affected communities.
At present, PAMANA is embodied in Chapter 17 on Attaining Just and Lasting Peace of the Philippine Development Plan for 2017-2022 as the Government’s peace and development convergence program to communities in isolated, hard-to-reach, and conflict-affected and vulnerable communities.
It is also affirmed to support the Six-Point Peace and Development Agenda particularly on the implementation of peace-promoting, catch-up socio-economic development in conflict-affected and conflict-vulnerable areas.
What are the objectives of PAMANA?
PAMANA aims to contribute to (a) addressing issues of injustices and improve community access to socio-economic interventions; (b) improving governance by building the capacity of national government agencies and local government units for a conflict-sensitive, peace-promoting, culture-sensitive and gender-sensitive approach to human rights promotion and development; and, (c) empowering communities and strengthening their capacities to address issues of conflict and peace.
What are the strategic pillars of PAMANA?
The PAMANA framework is anchored on three (3) complementary strategic pillars that define core interventions to achieve just and lasting peace:
Policy reform and governance interventions addressing issues of injustices relative to land security, natural resources, identity, and human rights
Capacity-building interventions relative to strengthening government institutions and empowering communities
Peace-promoting socio-economic interventions
Partnerships for the implementation of these interventions were forged over the years.
What areas are covered by PAMANA?
PAMANA has seven (7) geographical zones which have been selected and prioritized to complement peace process lines.