The “Bangsamoro and Beyond: A National Conversation” is a televised discussion between representative members of various sections of society pertaining to the Bangsamoro transition. Our CEO was chosen to represent the new Christian migrant in Mindanao as a woman engaged in building peace with the Bangsamoro through social enterprise and inclusive development.

Karen Davila, a famous national television host in the Philippines, leads the panel discussion on the economic and social implications of a realized Bangsamoro — especially for women, children and indigenous peoples. ABS-CBN Towers, Quezon City. 27 September 2018.

Coffee for Peace accepted the invitation to be a part of this conversation to help gain greater public participation and positive awareness of the Bangsamoro Transition. Along with our peacebuilding colleagues, we’re aware that there is a vacuum of general information and national outreach about the Bangsamoro. By participating in this national conversation, Joji and the whole CFP team seek to bridge that information gap.

PeaceBuilders Community and Coffee for Peace have been involved in sharing the voices of the Bangsamoro and the Indigenous Peoples of Mindanao among Christian communities.

Responding to a reporter’s questions during a preliminary interview, Joji introduces the peace framework of Coffee for Peace — that is, harmony with the Creator, with one’s being, with others, and with the creation.

As CEO of Coffee for Peace, Inc. (CFP), Joji has established herself in the peace and development community in the Philippines as an advocate of inclusive development and social entrepreneurship. She brings to this national conversation the perspective of a social business entrepreneur with a heart to bring Christians and Muslims together through inclusive development.

Her CFP Inclusive Development Consulting Team is presently serving clients from among government agencies, international aid organizations, local community-based organizations, and academic institutions.

“We must develop more social entrepreneurs among Bangsamoro,” Joji Pantoja said, “to help sustain the socio-economic aspect of peacebuilding in Mindanao.”

Here’s a full video of this event. Joji’s section starts at 43:50.