Promoting Equitable, Accountable, Civic Engagement in Myanmar (PEACE) enhances resources and strengthens the capacities of local CSOs for an empowered civil society in Myanmar that embraces diversity, promotes social inclusiveness, accountability, transparency, and civic responsibility.
Through this EU-funded program, Helvetas – Myanmar, the Partnership for Transparency Fund e.V (PTFe.V.), and the Local Resource Centre (LRC) formed a consortium to support local Civil Society Organizations’ participation and influence in the planning, implementation and review of development projects, services delivery and policies at national and sub-national levels for more inclusive and equitable development in Myanmar.
This program has 3 primary goals:
- Strengthen the Local Resource Centre (LRC), a local CSO umbrella network, to be an accountable, inclusive, and professional service provider and coordination structure and enhance the networking among its peer networks and approximately 1000 local CSO member organizations;
- Support approximately 1000 local CSOs in strategic initiatives promoting community engagement and responsive local governance;
- Equip 500 local CSOs to participate in multi-stakeholder platforms, development projects and decision making with local authorities and public/private service providers for influencing policies and plans at national and sub-national levels.
Year 1 focused on strengthening the LRC and the group of national and regional trainers, in addition to launching the small grants mechanism. Year 2 focused on operationalizing plans under the small grants mechanism. Year 3 is capitalizing on experiences and intensify CSO engagement in national and sub-national multi-stakeholder platforms. Year 4 will document achievements and impacts of the action.