Project
Enhancing livelihood, income generation and resilience of the vulnerable population in South Chin and North Rakhine
Field Project
Myanmar

Chin and Rakhine States are identified as very vulnerable States in Myanmar, weakened by frequent disasters and confronted to major local challenges. GRET and its partners are implementing an integrated and connected project in 3 Townships of Union of Myanmar: Paletwa and Matupi in Southern Chin state but also Kyauktaw in Northern Rakhine state. Paletwa and Kyauktaw Townships are both particularly facing peace threats (conflict between the Arakan Army and the Burmese Army leading to temporary displaced villages) and are concerned by challenges due to new main investments related to the Kaladan Project.

The overall objectives (impact) aim at (i) contributing to poverty alleviation, food and nutritional security and income generation in the Northern Rakhine State and the Southern Chin State, and (ii) contributing to resilience of the vulnerable households to cope with peace opportunities and new investments in the region and to secure the natural resources access and use. The specific objective (outcome) is to increase the vulnerable households’ living conditions and resilience in Kyauktaw, Paletwa and Matupi Townships through securing livelihoods and income generation, and strengthening the CBOs/CSOs’ and dialogue capacities.

The intermediary outcomes and the outputs of the project are:

  • Farm production, income and diversified food have sustainably increased in Kyauktaw, Paletwa and Matupi Townships through the establishment of sustainable and improved techniques, crop diversification, access to training and advisory services
  • The households of Paletwa and Kyauktaw Townships have improved access to sanitation and safe water and have better practices in terms of safe water use, sanitation and hygiene
  • Financial services to the rural communities of Matupi Township are set up and operational
  • The rural households and their communities located in Paletwa, Matupi, and Kyauktaw Townships (and specifically along the Kaladan River) have secured their access and improved the sustainable use of natural resources through support to information and consultative process
  • The households, their communities, the local CBO/CSOs and national NGOs are engaged in regular dialogue and are sensitized on peace process

The project targets to improve the living conditions of 8000 households and their communities.

Farm production, income and diversified food have sustainably increased in Kyauktaw, Paletwa and Matupi Townships through the establishment of sustainable and improved techniques, crop diversification, access to training and advisory services

  • Op 1.1 : The project feasibility, strategy and action plan for the agriculture component are defined and shared to the communities, the authorities and the main stakeholders for a collective validation
  • Op 1.2 : Farmers acquire infrastructures and equipment to improve their producing conditions
  • Op 1.3 : New and sustainable production techniques and practices and advisory services are introduced by the project
  • Op 1.4 : Farmers develop or reinforce crop diversification for consumption or sale purpose
  • Op 1.5 : The farmers and targeted communities have access to training and awareness raising sessions to improve their knowledge and practices regarding undernutrition and its prevention

iOC2: The households of Paletwa and Kyauktaw Townships have improved access to sanitation and safe water and have better practices in terms of safe water use, sanitation and hygiene

  • Op 2.1 : The water and sanitation diagnosis in Paletwa and Kyauktaw Townships and the strategy and action plan are achieved, shared and validated
  • Op 2.2 : The water and sanitation market is enhanced at township level
  • Op 2.3 : The communities have better access to safe water and sanitation through specific equipment and investments
  • Op 2.4 : The communities have better water use, sanitation and hygiene knowledge and practices through specific communication campaigns
  • Op 2.5 : The local authorities give an improved support to the WASH sector and monitor the services at townships’ level

iOC3: Financial services to the rural communities of Matupi Township are set up and operational 

  • Op 3.1 : The needs in terms of financial services in Matupi Township are known and the financial products, the governance and the operational action plan are achieved, shared and validated
  • Op 3.2 : The local communities have increased their access to capital in order to invest in income generating activities through the Chin MFI implementation in Matupi
  • Op 3.3 : The involved microfinance institution (potentially Chin MFI) has a better understanding of the needs and opportunities to extend financial services and open new branches in other townships of South Chin

iOC4:  The rural households and their communities located in Paletwa, Matupi and Kyauktaw Townships (and specifically along the Kaladan River) have secured their access and improved the sustainable use of natural resources through support to information and consultative process

  • Op 4.1 : The project has a clear knowledge and understanding of the constraints and challenges communities are facing regarding land and resources management in Paletwa, Matupi, and Kyauktaw Towships
  • Op 4.2 : The communities are sensitized and trained to increase their awareness on the local challenges, constraints and opportunities
  • Op 4.3 : The communities, CBO/CSOs and local NGOs are regularly involved and are active in the local spaces of consultation processes

iOC5: The households, their communities, the local CBO/CSOs and national NGOs are engaged in regular dialogue and are sensitized on peace process

  • Op 5.1 : Relevant implementing NGOs are identified by the project to support the communities on the peace issue
  • Op 5.2 : The different local key actors and groups of Paletwa and Kyauktaw have raised their awareness on the peace process and the civilian ceasefire monitoring
  • Op 5.3 : The different local key actors and groups actively support and participate in the ceasefire monitoring
  • Op 5.4 : The Internally Displaced People of the armed conflict in Paletwa and Kyauktaw receive specific support from the project
Projet terminé
Date de début 01/10/2016 date de fin 30/09/2020
Budget : 5 000 000 €
Contact projet :
Enrica Montersino
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