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Myanmar: ensuring children's education in the face of cyclones and conflict

A school class poses for a photo in front of a rebuilt school.

01.12.2015 - 31.07.2018

Rebuilding schools destroyed by a cyclone in a region riven by inter-communal violence: this was the aim of a project undertaken by the SDC and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Rakhine State, Myanmar. Nearly 600 students are now able to attend school in safe buildings. The experience gained in this project will be used to rehabilitate other schools in Rakhine State.

Country/region Period Budget
Myanmar

01.12.2015 - 31.07.2018


CHF 896'514



Project completed

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
Myanmar

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
Myanmar
Conflict prevention and transformation
Health
Education
Civilian peace-building and conflict resolution
Formal basic education (primary and lower secondary)
Primary health care
GOVERNMENT AND CIVIL SOCIETY
EDUCATION
HEALTH
Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution
Education facilities and training
Primary education
Basic health care

01.09.2013 - 14.08.2017


CHF 5'091'000



Planned project

Primary Health Care

01.01.2023 - 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

01.05.2021 - 31.12.2023

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.


Strengthening democratic local governance

01.01.2021 - 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.


Joint Peace Fund

01.01.2021 - 31.12.2027

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.


Vocational Skills Development Programme (VSDP)

01.05.2018 - 30.04.2022

Over 11’000 women and men will directly benefit from improved access to relevant and recognised skill development and employment opportunities in selected urban and rural areas, particularly in the South East of Myanmar, Yangon and Mandalay. The programme will further contribute to strengthening the overall vocational training system in Myanmar through strategic partnerships with the government of Myanmar and private sector partners from selected industries.



Generating Rubber Opportunities project (GRO)

01.01.2018 - 31.12.2021

The production of natural rubber is a key livelihood activity of farmers in Mon and Kayin State and northern Tanintharyi region. CARE International is mandated to implement a Market Systems Development project to work with all market actors and particularly the support institutions (meso level) for improving information, market access and access to inputs for 25,000 farmers as well as improving working conditions of particularly women in rubber plantations.


Access to Health Services: Three Millennium Development Goals Fund

16.10.2017 - 31.12.2018

The contribution builds on 3MDG’s recognized achievements in supporting poor and vulnerable women, children and people with HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Myanmar. The peace process opens avenues for 3MDG to working in conflict affected areas and reaching populations beyond the reach of the government. 3MDG is restructuring its pooled funding mechanism, in order to supporting Myanmar's health actors towards achieving universal health coverage.


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