Language:

Peace Process Support Program focuses on peacebuilding activities-- creating and strengthening the new or existing mechanisms that is the most appropriate approach to the unique nature of the country. These include the followings:  

1

Nurturing Youth Peacebuilders Program focuses on capacity building of youth with the potential to become strong leaders and advocates for their communities so that they are capable of developing civil society and strengthen civic engagement in their respective communities while h

2

Program focuses on providing our support to some of our partner organizations that need our organization's assistance in their project implementation and organization development to become strong Community Based Organizations.

3

Research and Policy Advocacy Program focuses on developing policies that reflect real concerns and issues of the grassroots community in the States those are needed to be addressed in cooperation with respective key stakeholders including State governments and parliaments while a

4
1
2
3
4
Let's Make JustPeace a Reality!

Promoting Durable Peace and Development in Kachin (PDPD)

Overall Objective

To support peace, reconciliation, rehabilitation and development in 11 townships in Kachin State,

Myanmar.

 

Specific Objective - 1

To provide comprehensive support to the peace process, engaging with different stakeholders in order to promote sustainable and inclusive peace agreements.

Specific Objective - 2

To support the reconciliation process through trust and confidence initiatives.

Specific Objective - 3

To link relief with rehabilitation and development by supporting the provision of basic education services and promoting livelihood.

Specific Objective - 4

To strengthen the capacity of local authorities and community structures and to support constructive dialogues between the government and ethnic armed groups (EAGs), especially at local level.

 

Expected Result - 1

Conflict affected and displaced women and men are well informed and actively participating in the peace process.

Expected Result - 2

Trust in the peace process is effectively improved.

Expected Result - 3

IDPs, host communities and conflict-affected communities have access to basic education services and new or improved quick impact livelihood opportunities

Expected Result - 4

Capacity of women, CSOs and CBOs, and local authorities on participatory, inclusive peace and development processes is increased

 

Activities

Public Consultation Seminar

Conflict Monitoring Interview in IDPs

Peace Education & Civic Education

Paralegal Training

 

Case Stories

Case Story (1)
Khat Cho Camp has 103 households with the population of 254 males and 248 females – 502 persons in total. The camp was set up in July, 2011. Majority of the camp population is Shan ethnics. The main sources of livelihood are vending on a manageable scale, processing and selling amber, cultivation of crops on a seasonal basis, working as a wage-earning labor, greengrocery, and selling foods and beverages. Due to the internal instabilities, they have poor access to transport to make livings in other areas.

Accordingly, in order to assist them in securing their livelihoods and sustaining their household income, Livelihood sector of Nyein initiated a program on provision of motorized tricycles for IDPs at the camp in 2017. The organization has provided the camp with driving licenses, motor tricycle licenses, and grants to have income for its expense.
My name is Daw Khin Yu Zin. I stay at the Khat Cho IDP camp. I am the person in charge of the camp. I supervise all of the camp activities. I am working on ensuring that the motor tricycle taxi service, financially supported by Nyein’s PDPD, is properly operated. The profit of the tricycle taxi service is used to incur tricycle maintenance cost, and expense of the camp committee, and the camp households. In May, the profit has created a bottle of cooking oil, a bucket of Fuji detergent, a bar of soap, and some charcoal for each household at the camp. The amount of provision is still scant but saves some money that would otherwise be spent on household goods. We have a plan to provide each household with limited financial support to make livings based on their competence and interest. We are planning to provide those who are interested in swine farming and vending, with the capital. Motorized tricycle taxi service is really profitable.

 

Case Story (2)
My name is Daw Thaung Ma Lay. I am a 60 year old widow. There are 6 members in my family. We all stay at AG Camp near Mine Nar. I work as a wage-earning labor and plant crops on a manageable scale to meet household expense. My sons are married and cannot support our family accordingly. They are away earning money for their own families. As I am the sole breadwinner of my family, I have to work - rain or shine. One midnight, I fainted and was carried to the hospital emergency department in time by a motorized tricycle that the project had provided for the camp.  The doctors told me that they would not have been to save me, if I had not arrived at the hospital half an hour later. I must say that motor tricycles are worthwhile for me as they can be used in emergency cases and take people to the places in time. I want to say “thanks” to the providers. Once there was no motor tricycle, the private hire cars were extremely expensive and it was really difficult to get one in the middle of the night. I would have died in that situation. Now I am glad that tricycle taxi service is available.