Development cooperation ,06.09.2013

Non-formal training in support of livelihood for adult refugees in Kyaka II refugee settlement


The development problem that the project aims to alleviate is poverty defined as lack of basic capacities needed for generating human well-being. The overall objective of the project is to alleviate poverty among the refugee population in Kyaka II settlement. The poverty is alleviated through increased self-reliance of beneficiaries which is achieved by building the capacities of participants by supporting their training and livelihood activities.The project has human rights based approach enabling participation of different groups of refugees in the planning and implementation of the project. Special emphasis is put on participation of women and minorities. Training and group discussions will include topics on gender equility, human rights and democracy. The improved level of knowledge and skills of the participants will result in increased self-esteem and better capacity to take actively part in the decision making and development activities in their communities. By including participants from the vulnerable groups projects aims to reduce inequalities within refugee population. The project seeks to contribute - in a small-scale - towards climate change adaption by promoting environmentally friendly and adaptable agricultural technics within the livehood projects and trainings of supported interest groups.The project is implemented by FRC field staff together with refugees. In implementation existing leadership structures within the settlement are utilised. The supported interest groups are mostly existing prior to the project and selected considering different vulnerabilities. The learning groups will be established for intrested and motivated participants. The facilitators are refugees selected by the communities and then trained in participatory methods and adult education by the project. The main beneficiaries are the members of those 30 groups involved – estimated 600-800 persons in them. Another immediate beneficiary group are 20-25 group facilitators receiving training. Other potential beneficiaries are the families of learners and facilitators and wider community.The key activities are 1) facilitators' training, 2) support for the development of the group livelihood activities as well as providing group specific thematic, literacy and language trainings, 3) providing training in literacy, languages and business skills combined with small-scale group livelihood projects, 4) supporting district adult education with training


  • 2013: 102 000 €
  • 2014: 99 450 €
  • 2015: 112 200 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Climate change - adaptation
  • Gender equality
  • Participatory development/Good governance

Field of activity

  • Basic life skills for youth and adults 90%
  • Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution 10%

Special target group

  • women

Funding channel

  • Suomen Pakolaisapu ry - Finnish Refugee Council (FRC)



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