The Durable Peace Programme aims to facilitate durable peace and equitable development in Myanmar, particularly in Kachin and northern Shan states. We do so through an integrated and holistic approach that recognises the diverse needs of conflict-affected communities, especially Internally Displaced Persons, and seeks to support these communities as change agents, especially women and youth. A wide range of activities is implemented by a consortium of seven national and international organisations, together with over 25 community-based organisations.

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To contribute to lasting peace, security, stability and sustainable development in Myanmar, especially in Kachin and northern Shan.

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We seek to achieve our vision through a wide range of activities, including finding durable solutions for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), supporting communities to generate sustainable incomes and diversify their livelihoods, and to engage positively with the peace process. We work to strengthen social cohesion on various levels, supporting and building cooperation and trust between diverse communities. The programme seeks to advance gender equality, including ensuring that women’s voices are heard in the peace process. At the centre of this programme, both in terms of dedicated support activities and as part of the mechanism of delivery, is our work to strengthen civil society in both Kachin and northern Shan.

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The core values of the DPP consortium are joint commitment, respect and trust, equity and justice, honesty and transparency, and accountability.

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Durable Solutions and Resilience

There are approximately 105,000 internally displaced people in Kachin and northern Shan, living in over 160 IDP sites…

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Livelihoods and Income Generation

Both IDPs and conflict-affected communities face a shortage of income and, at times, food insecurity…

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Peacebuilding and Social Cohesion

There is a two-way interaction between Myanmar’s national-level political conflict and local conflict in Kachin and northern Shan…

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Gender Equality and GBV Prevention

Cutting across all other areas of the DPP, women face additional barriers to social, political and economic participation in Kachin and northern Shan and unexamined gender norms and stereotypes are detrimental to both women and men…

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Deepening Expertise of Civil Society

A strong, connected, and skilled civil society is key to bringing about representative and lasting change in Myanmar…

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Our Partners &

The Durable Peace Programme is implemented by a consortium of seven national and international NGOs and Civil Society Organisations: the Kachin Baptist Convention (KBC), Karuna Mission Social Solidarity (KMSS), Metta Development Foundation, Nyein (Shalom) Foundation, Swissaid, Trocaire, and Oxfam. In addition, the DPP consortium also provides sub-grants to 25 local Community Based Organisations, who play a leading role in all of our programme areas.
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Annual Report 2018-2019

DPP Programme Overview Summary

DPP Discussion Paper Displaced Women in Kachin – April 2020

Displaced and Dispossessed

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