The Mindanao Coalition of Development NGO Networks (MINCODE), the largest coalition of civil society organizations (CSOs) in Mindanao was organized in 1991 but was formally registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in January 18, 1993. The coalition is composed of 10 CSO networks with around 700 base organizations – 6 of the member networks are Mindanao affiliates of national networks – namely: Association of Foundations, Mindanao Alliance of Self-Help Societies-Southern Philippines Educational Cooperative Center (MASS-SPECC), Partnership for Philippine Support Service Agencies (PhilSSA), Philippine Partnership for the Development of Human Resources in the Rural Areas (PhilDHRRA), Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP),Pambansang Kilusanng Samahang Magsasaka (PAKISAMA)and 4 are homegrown Mindanao networks – namely: Agri-Aqua Development Coalition (AADC), Consortium of Bangsamoro Civil Society (CBCS), Coalition of Social Development Organizations – South Cotabato (CSDO-SC), and the Kahugpungan sa Mindanaw (KAMI).
The vital role of MINCODE as the largest coalition of NGOs/POs and cooperatives in Mindanao has been to effectively consolidate and direct support and interventions for poverty reduction and peace and development work in Mindanao. Its programs include Sustainable Development, Transparent, Accountable and Participatory Governance, Electoral Reforms, Social Enterprise, Economic Empowerment, Peace and Development and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM).
MINCODE has always been in the forefront for the advocacy and work for peace and development in Mindanao as the nature of the coalition is that it serves as a forum for discussion, dialogue and coordination among Mindanao networks of NGOs/POs/cooperatives concerning peace and development programs and its impact to the Mindanao community. It also serves as advocacy center of these networks in Mindanao on issues related to peace and development.