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Development cooperation in Myanmar

Development cooperation in Myanmar

Norwegian People's Aid works to strengthen civil society by promoting the development of local organizations and to support their efforts to improve living conditions in the communities where they are active.

We support various local organizations working in both districts and urban areas. In addition to being involved in issues related to livelihoods in these communities, our partner organizations focus on promoting equality and participation in decision making, as well as issues of a technical nature, such as information on better farming methods.

When cyclone Nargis devastated parts of southern Myanmar in early May 2008, Norwegian People's Aid immediately started supporting local organizations that participated in relief work. This assistance has continued in the reconstruction and rehabilitation phase. Norwegian People's Aid's partner organizations in areas affected by the cyclone have built schools and reading sheds, distributed fishing nets, boats and goods for farming. They have given communities means and tools to start rebuilding lives and communities after the natural disaster.

Many of Norwegian People's Aid's partners are constructively engaged in the process of political transformation and reconciliation taking place in Myanmar. Through cooperation with local partners Norwegian People's Aid will continue its presence in Myanmar and provide support to civil society. It is also our ambition to be a channel for communication and information related to social challenges and development in the country.

News from Myanmar:

Villagers demand to be heard in mine development project

When the people of Kyauk Kyi township in Myanmar discovered that their local government had approved a mining project on 70,000 acres of...
03.03.2016 | Julie Offerdal

Number of female MPs double after Myanmar election

After the Myanmar election, the number of women members of parliament has risen from 6 % to 13%. NPA partners have campaigned to get more...
14.01.2016 | Julie Offerdal

Providing education for ethnic minorities in Myanmar

Among Myanmar's ethnic minorities, few speak Burmese. NPA partner Mon National Education Committee provides education for the Mon&nb...
10.01.2016 | Jo Straube

For the prosperous future, Vote Women!

In the upcoming Myanmar Election, a local group supported by NPA is running a campaign to inspire more voters to vote for female candidates.
02.11.2015 |

Assisting flood affected Myanmar

Heavy rains in Myanmar have killed at least 88 people and affected more than 330,000. Food supplies have already been distributed to 25,0...
05.08.2015 | Tine Solberg Johansen

Peace through Inclusive Community Action in Mandalay

A new community center in Mandalay provides a space for communication and understanding between religious communities, political parties...
06.07.2015 | Emil Jeremic