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Quality apprenticeships for disadvantaged populations

01.12.2013 - 30.04.2018

The SDC is committed to developing quality vocational training that is adapted to the market in Myanmar. With this aim in mind, Swiss experts from the hotel industry have become involved. Apprenticeships for disadvantaged groups are funded in the capital and in the south-east of the country.

Country/region Period Budget

01.12.2013 - 30.04.2018

CHF 18'900'000

Project completed

Regeneration of neglected villages in south-east Myanmar

A nurse receives patients at the entrance to a health centre.

01.09.2013 - 14.08.2017

In Myanmar, the villages close to the Thai border have seen more than six decades of conflict. Geographically isolated, and in some cases under the control of armed indigenous ethnic groups, these villages are beyond the reach of central government authority. Their inhabitants must do with infrastructures that are in a perilous state. Working alongside the affected communities and other partners, the SDC is committed to restoring basic services, with the particular involvement of the young people in the region.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Conflict prevention and transformation
Civilian peace-building and conflict resolution
Formal basic education (primary and lower secondary)
Primary health care
Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution
Primary education
Basic health care

01.09.2013 - 14.08.2017

CHF 5'091'000

Planned project

Primary Health Care

01.01.2022 - 31.10.2024

After years of underinvestment in the social sectors and decades of civil war, access to basic services is low, in particular in the rural areas of the southeast of Myanmar. This project aims to improve people’s health through a primary health care approach in selected townships of the region, both in Government and Ethnic Armed Group controlled areas, strengthening basic services, empowering communities and supporting convergence of health systems.

Planned project

Strengthening Policy and Practice for Land Governance

01.06.2020 - 30.09.2023

In the rapid transition to a democratic market economy, control over land is at the centre of a struggle between smallholder farmer-based and industry-led agricultural growth. This project works with both government and civil society to create institutions and practices that increase smallholder farmer land tenure security, including for women and ethnic minorities, through improved access to information and increased capacities, knowledge and skills.

Livelihood and Food Security Trust Fund - LIFT

01.07.2017 - 31.12.2018

The Livelihood and Food Security Trust Fund for Myanmar (LIFT) managed by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) receives contributions from 14 donors. LIFT plays an important role in coordinated donor support to agriculture and rural development. Up to now LIFT has reached 7.2 million people, 2.2 million people live in households with increased income and 326’000 households eat improved diets. With this additional Swiss support, successful LIFT projects will be scaled-up and led to sustainability by end 2018.

Strengthening Land Governance

01.06.2017 - 31.05.2021

In the past 12 months, close to 10’000 claims on land were registered with state/regional governments. This project addresses land issue from three different angles: 1) OneMap Myanmar, implemented by the University of Bern, facilitates multi-stakeholder processes based on accurate land data; 2) the Land Core Group is THE voice of Civil Society in policy making around land; and 3) the Transnational Institute builds the capacity and networks of ethnic civil society organisations for their effective participation in policy and peace processes.

Joint Peace Fund

01.04.2017 - 31.03.2026

After 60 years of conflict, the government and 8 Ethnic Armed Groups have signed a National Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) in October 2015, opening up a unique opportunity to find lasting peace. The Joint Peace Fund is a multi-donor fund set up to channel coordinated international support for such efforts, including the implementation of the NCA and following political dialogue of the peace process, a requirement for development especially in border areas.

Strengthening democratic local governance

01.12.2016 - 30.06.2026

The project aims at supporting the democratic transition and the peace efforts in Myanmar. Using a decentralized budget support approach to all townships of one state in the Southeast of the country, it will strengthen township’s participatory planning and budgeting capacity. The project will also deepen the community’s capacity to demand public services. Additionally it will support national level policy discussions based on this experience.

Strengthening Community Resilience to Natural Hazards (DRR), Rakhine State

07.06.2016 - 31.12.2017

This project targets the major problems identified as the causes of inadequate resilience of communities, institutions and schools in coastal and urban areas in Rakhine State: a) limited Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) awareness, understanding, resources and capacity at community, school and government levels; b) lack of focus on investing in critical facilities for mitigating, preparing and responding to disasters; c) high frequency of hazard exposure and vulnerabilities in the target townships.

Project completed

UNHCR, Protection Secondment, Yangon

01.06.2016 - 30.07.2017

The conflict in Kachin State broke out in mid-2011 and has left approximately 100,000 people displaced across Kachin and northern Shan States to date. UNHCR operates as part of the inter-agency humanitarian response mechanism in these areas; its main interventions include protection monitoring and support, shelter construction and renovation, support to camp management, and inter-agency coordination on behalf of the Cluster/Sector which includes the information management with the different stakeholders.

Project completed

UNHCR, Protection Secondment

01.06.2016 - 30.07.2017

As the lead agency for the Protection Sector, UNHCR facilitates the coordination of the humanitarian response with primary attention to the situations in Rakhine and Kachin/northern Shan. Initiatives include protection mainstreaming, support to community-based protection groups, psycho-social support for women, and the development of referral pathways and protection assessment tools.

Currently UNHCR Myanmar deploys Coordinators for the Protection as well as Shelter / Non-food items (NFI) / Camp Coordination & Camp Management (CCCM) Clusters who lead the coordination activities at the national level. The proposed position of the SDC/SHA Secondment (Field Officer Coordination) will assist the two coordinators with their respective day-to-day work.

Project completed

Strengthening the Gender Based Violence (GBV) Response for internally displaced persons (IDPs) and conflict affected communities in Rakhine State, Myanmar

01.06.2016 - 31.12.2016

This project seeks to continue to provide IDPs and conflict-affected communities with GBV services as they face important and acute humanitarian needs in Rakhine State. Across 18 locations in Sittwe and Pauktaw townships, more than 93’000 individuals will have access to GBV response and prevention activities under an integrated GBV and health approach. The International Rescue Committee (IRC) will continue to advocate on GBV issues including on the impact of movement restrictions as well as access to health and GBV services.

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