Mussolini Sinsuat Lidasan

Mussolini Sinsuat Lindasan

402 Jubilee Hall, Ateneo de Davao University; 22 October 1975; Male; Filipino; muss.lidasan@gmail.com; +639177263745

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Datu Mussolini Sinsuat Lidasan is the Executive Director of the Al Qalam Institute of Islamic Identities and Dialogue in Southeast Asia based at Ateneo de Davao University. He is also a Member of the Parliament, Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA). He was a Commissioner of the Expanded Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) that drafted the Bangsamoro Basic Law which eventually became the Bangsamoro Organic Law. Also, he was one of the Independent Directors of the Al Amanah Islamic Investment Bank of the Philippines (March 2016 – March 2017).

He has more than twenty years of experience as a facilitator in intra-faith and interfaith dialogue for peace building in Mindanao (worked as a United Nations Volunteer - Community Development Specialist from 1998 - 2003). He is a Fellow of the Konrad Adenaeur Stiftung (KAS) and the King Abdullah bin Abdulazis Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID). He is also an alumnus of the International Visitors Leadership Programme of the US State Department focusing on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (P/CVE). He is a subject matter expert in the following: prevention and countering violent extremism; community development through Islamic micro finance; and, Bangsamoro peace process.

 

Professional Experience
MEMBER OF THE PARLIAMENT, BANGSAMORO TRANSITION AUTHORITY, 2019 - PRESENT.
The Bangsamoro Transition Authority is the transition government of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. He is a member of Committee on Finance,
Budget and Management, Committee of Labor and Employment, Committee of Basic, Higher and Technical Education, and the Committee of Trade, Investments, and Tourism.


FORMER COMMISSIONER, EXPANDED BANGSAMORO TRANSITION COMMISSION, OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT - 2017 - PRESENT
The Bangsamoro Transition Commission is the body tasked to craft the new Bangsamoro enabling law as part of the implementation process of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) signed between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in March 2014.


INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR, THE AL AMANAH ISLAMIC INVESTMENT BANK OF THE
PHILIPPINES, DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE - MARCH 2016 – MARCH 2017
The Al-Amanah Islamic Investment Bank of the Philippines (abbreviated AAIIBP) or AlAmanah Islamic Bank is the first and only Islamic bank in the Philippines. As an independent director, he provided guidance in terms of corporate development of the bank. He also provided assistance in improving corporate credibility and governance standards as a third party. He also also provided a vital role in risk management. He served a Chair on various committees set up by AAIIBP to ensure good governance.


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, AL QALAM INSTITUTE FOR ISLAMIC IDENTITIES AND DIALOGUE IN SOUTHEAST ASIA, ATENEO DE DAVAO UNIVERSITY, DAVAO CITY. 2011 - PRESENT
Al Qalam Institute for Islamic Identities and Dialogue in Southeast Asia is a resource center of the Ateneo de Davao University. It aims to provide materials for enhancing the curriculum of values education among the Muslim students of the university. The institute is also a research centre. It aims to come up with a research agenda regarding Islamic identities in Mindanao in line with intra and inter faith dialogue for nation/ nations building. Also, it aims to support the university in conducting community outreach programs in building relationships towards the Muslim communities in Southern Mindanao.

PROGRAM OFFICER, ASSISI DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION, PRIVATE PUBLIC PARTNERSHIP IN MINDANAO, JANUARY – SEPTEMBER 2011.
In May 2010, ADFI worked with Kauswagan Mayor-elect Rommel Arnado to draw a road map for Peace and Development in the Municipality with assistance of ADFI. The road map was called the “Sustainable Integrated Kauswagan Development and Peace Agenda” or SIKAD-PA, a local term that means “to strive more”. It was adopted as a municipal development policy by virtue of SB Resolution No. 148-2011. SIKAD-PA became the rallying point for convergence among the people, the LGU, and other support groups. Through its collaboration with ADFI and other agencies under the Public-Private Partnership for Justice, Development and Peace (PPP-JDP) Program, the LGU was able to capacitate and mobilize community leaders to implement various peace advocacy, basic services and income generating projects in both Muslim and Christian communities.

UNITED NATIONS VOLUNTEER – COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST, GRP – UN MULTI DONOR PROGRAMME (1998 – 2003)
Organized Peace and Development Advocates – Kadtangba Foundation, these are former MNLF combatants who were trained by UNDP to be community organizers and peace volunteers. Assisted in the project identification, formulation, implementation, and monitoring of projects for Peace and Development Communities (PDCs)

 

Education
International Visitors Leadership Programme of the US State Department focusing on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (P/CVE) 2015-2017.

Fellow, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID), 2016 - 2017. Vienna, Austria.

Fellow, Konrad Adenauer School for Young Politicians (KASYP), Konrad Adeneuar Stiftung, Berlin and Bonn, Germany, 2009 – 2012.

MA in Anthropology, Ateneo Institute of Anthropology Ateneo de Davao University, Jacinto Street, Davao City.
Bachelor of Laws Ateneo de Davao University (2003 - 2009) and Cor Jesu College Davao del Sur (2009 - 2010).

Masters in Business Administration (32 units) Notre Dame University, Notre Dame Avenue, Cotabato City 1998 – 1999.


Skills
Community Organizing - Community Development; Project Development; Negotiation: Shaping the Conflict Landscape; Mediating Violent. Conflict.; Civil Resistance and the Dynamics of Nonviolent Movements; Good Governance After Conflict: Guiding Principles; Building Institutions for Reform.

 

References
Rev. Fr. Joel E. Tabora, SJ, President, Ateneo de Davao University, Davao City
Hon. Jesus G. Dureza, Secretary, Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process.
Vice Chairman Ghadzali Jaafar, Chairman, Bangsamoro Transition Commission.