DAP sa Mindanao (DsM) is one of the major operating centers of the Academy. It is considered as the implementing arm of the Academy for Mindanao-based programs and projects. Based in Davao City, it’s operations started in year 1976.

It was originally labeled as the academy’s Davao Coordinating Office. It is headed by OIC, Managing Director who sees to the overall implementation of its operations and functions. To carry on the Academy’s program thrusts, DsM presently operated through its:

Service Areas

Training and Development – focuses on the identification of organizational an individual needs, development, management, monitoring and evaluation of training interventions and technologies for all client’s institutions.

Project Development & Management – deals with technical assistance and development of new project concepts, frameworks, and methodologies that respond in a specific area of concern like revenue generation and resource mobilization, development management program for middle level managers, environmental management incorporating the SIAD concepts, monitoring and evaluation of projects implementation, technologies used and outcomes.

Productivity & Development – planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Productivity and Quality Improvement interventions, technical assistance, advocacies (5S, ISO, TQM, etc) to key sectors of the economy in Mindanao, Promotion and Application of Green Productivity concepts and approaches in priority sectors like small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

Research and Development –   a technical assistance and development, management, monitoring and evaluation of research-based project interventions and technologies.

Administrative & Operation – Finance, Accounting, Human Resources and Support Services


Guided by our ideals of love of country, promotion of the common good, sustainable development, democratic governance, respect for environment, work ethics, and quality services, the Development Academy of the  Philippines sa Mindanao seeks to support individuals and organizations in their efforts to transform themselves and their communities in creating a self-reliant, productive, and prosperous Mindanao.

In attainment of effective governance, rational economic development and social transformation, DsM  pursues value-driven capability-building programs, technical assistance, action research, advocacy, and other interventions with social and behavioral dimensions. These, DsM undertakes in collaboration with its development partners.


We are a key development partner in Mindanao. We recognize and value local capacities for development. We work out of personal commitment and professional competence. We are driven by the pioneering spirit of pathfinders and innovators.

We continuously forge partnership and build linkages with other local and international development institutions.


The Managing Director

Tel. Nos.: (63-82) 224-1487 / 227-2214

Fax No.: (63-82) 226-4792