Development cooperation ,04.12.2018

Support to the Peace Process in Myanmar


Myanmar has been suffering from civil war for the past 70 years. The Finnish Evangelic Lutheran Mission's (FELM) and Euro-Burma Office's (EBO) project aims to support Myanmar in finding a lasting solution to the conflict. The project will strategically support the Myanmar peace process and try to maintain the process even in the most difficult times for example by supproting conducting unofficial negotiations. The project's earlier phases have contributed well to the capacity of the different stakeholders to participate in the Peace Process. The project has been involved with establishing Pyidaungsu Institute, which has supported the peace infratructure in Myanmar. It can be well said that without the previous stages of the project, the peace process in Myanmar would not be here even where it is now. The main objective of the project is to support and strengthen the peace process and political dialogue by promoting the sustainability, effectiveness and inclusive nature of the process. The immediate results of stage IV of the project are: 1) building and supporting structures for the peace process and dialogue between the parties; 2) clarifying the role of armed actors; 3) improving the dialogue and negotiation knowledge. The project supports the achievement of the performance targets of the Myanmar Development Cooperation National Indicative Program. The budget of the project is EUR 4 million for 2019-2021.

Funding decision  04.12.2018

4 000 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance
  • Gender equality

Field of activity

  • Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution 100%

Special target group

  • girls
  • children
  • youth
  • elderly people
  • indigenous peoples / ethnic minorities

Funding channel

  • Suomen Lähetysseura
  • Associates to Develop Democratic Burma/Euro-Burma Office
  • Common Space Initiative



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