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Peace 911 personnel gain lessons about Stakeholder Dialogue and Engagement

On April 5, 2024, the City Mayor’s Office-Peace 911 conducted a Stakeholders Dialogue and Engagement Training in 1003rd Infantry Brigade Camp, Barangay Malagos, Baguio District, Davao City with its speaker, Dr. Marleonie Bauyot, PhD in Education Administration. The training aimed to enhance the capacity of Peace 911 personnel in engaging with diverse stakeholders effectively, recognizing the pivotal role stakeholders play in peacebuilding efforts. Understanding the diverse interests, concerns, and perspectives of stakeholders is fundamental to fostering collaboration and achieving sustainable peace. Through interactive workshops, participants were equipped with practical communication skills necessary for engaging with stakeholders from different backgrounds. Emphasis was placed on active listening, empathy, and the ability to convey complex ideas in a clear and concise manner.

Recognizing that trust forms the foundation of successful partnerships, participants were guided on strategies to cultivate trust among stakeholders through transparency, integrity, and accountability. Establishing genuine relationships based on mutual respect and understanding fosters collaboration and enhances the effectiveness of peacebuilding efforts.

By equipping Peace 911 personnel with the necessary skills and tools to navigate stakeholder dynamics, this training empowers them to serve as effective mediators, facilitators, and ambassadors of peace. It enhances their ability to bridge divides, build consensus, and mobilize collective action towards shared objectives.

In conclusion, the Stakeholders Dialogue and Engagement Training was a significant milestone in the capacity-building efforts of Peace 911 personnel. By enhancing their skills in stakeholder engagement, communication, conflict resolution, and partnership-building, the training contributes to the effectiveness and impact of Peace 911’s peacebuilding initiatives. Moving forward, it is imperative that the lessons learned and insights gained from this training are integrated into everyday practices, thereby strengthening the ability of Peace 911 to promote peace, reconciliation, and sustainable development in conflict-affected areas.

April 2024