Sustaining Peace and Community Cohesion

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Status: Active
Duration: July 2018 – December 2019
Budget: USD 2,133,439
Coverage: Rakhine, Mon, Kayin, Nay Pyi Taw
Beneficiaries: Government of Myanmar, youth, women
Contributors: Japan, UNDP
Focus: Peacebuilding, social cohesion, livelihoods, empowerment of youth and women
Partners: Government of Myanmar, INGOs, NGOs, CSOs

About the Project

With this project, UNDP aims to provide support for sustaining peace in Myanmar by strengthening processes, policies and institutions while promoting community cohesion.

UNDP is mobilizing a wide coalition of partners, at both national and subnational levels to draw upon a number of service lines (thought leadership, capacity development, partnerships, convening and financing) to facilitate the iterative ideation, design, testing and deployment of innovative solutions packages that:

Project Brief

  • support national ‘infrastructure for peace’ and other key stakeholders to establish and strengthen the necessary foundations for continuing Myanmar’s transformation towards a durable positive peace; and 
  • support the UN system’s efforts to become a more cohesive and effective partner for sustaining peace through strengthening a national infrastructure for peace, promoting community cohesion, managing transitional and political risks related to development, humanitarian and peacebuilding initiatives operating in such a complex context.

The project fully integrates a gender lens and will meet the minimum threshold of 15% of resources dedicated to gender-related activities. It will work with UN Women to support the establishment of a more robust ‘women, peace and security’ information sharing and coordination platform, as well facilitating the participation of May Doe Kabar and other rural women’s networks in the national women, peace and security agenda and taking measures to promote the increased participation of women and inclusion of gender considerations in the ongoing peace process.

The project will strongly focus on national ownership and was designed in line with country priorities and new Country Programme Document of UNDP (2018-2022). It will aim at benefiting targeted populations and communities that are most vulnerable and will promote the South-South and Triangular cooperation.


Strengthening processes, policies, and institutions for sustaining peace and community cohesion

Expected Results

  • Enhance policies, institutions and capacities for cohesive and collaborative communities at union and sub-national levels.
  • Strengthen capacities at the union and sub-national levels to facilitate an inclusive peace process and enable interim arrangements to deliver peace dividends.
  • Increase capacities and opportunities for women and youth to participate as meaningful agents for sustaining peace at union and sub-national levels.
  • Increase Myanmar’s thought leadership to catalyse evidence-informed policy dialogue and solutions-focused pathways for sustaining peace.

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