Published: 29 September 2017


The Office of the Regional Governor of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao through the Department of Trade and Industry-ARMM (DTI-ARMM) is now pushing the new concept of addressing poverty by directly targeting the marginalized sectors of the Bangsamoro communities through the CSO-SEED, a European Union funded project and co-funded by the British Council.

DTI-ARMM is happy to announce the call for applications for this year’s Local Changes: A Social Enterprise Ideation Camp from November 5-11, 2017. The Camp aims to bring together diverse individuals who would like to explore their creative side while offering a space to exchange, foster thinking and collaboration about groundbreaking social innovation through Social Enterprise. Ideas generated during the camp that best fit the criteria gets the seed funding of Php100,000 each and one year mentoring support for implementation.   

Target beneficiaries are the marginalized sector and the poorest of the poor who has the potential of harnessing their entrepreneurial competencies with the end objective of improving their quality of life, creating visions for a better, secure and prosperous future, thereby making them sustainable.

The DTI-ARMM is focused and empowering in pushing the Social Enterprise, thus this prompted for the creation of a new Division at the DTI-ARMM Regional Office to pioneer and champion Social Enterprise in the ARMM.

 Call for Applications is now open to pathfinder projects that can be implemented thru the program of the British Council in partnership with DTI-ARMM and Civil Society Organization in Social Enterprises Education and Development (CSO-SEED).

A Press Conference has been scheduled on September 29, 2017, 2pm at the Pagana Native Restaurant, Cotabato City to drum-beat the Call for Applications for the Social Enterprise Ideation.






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