EU grant on gender equality in Myanmar

DCA/NCA Myanmar land another EU grant and 'walk the talk' of putting local actors first.

Naw Eunice, from the Myanmar Institute of Theology, presents the message “Gender Equality starts from the class room” during the global campaign '16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.
Naw Eunice, from the Myanmar Institute of Theology, presents the message “Gender Equality starts from the class room” during the global campaign '16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.

A couple of months ago, DCA/NCA made the bold decision to encourage one of our local partners: Gender Equality Network (GEN) to head a consortium with us and a British Council affiliate.

We submitted a proposal to strengthen women’s organisations in Myanmar with a strong emphasis on policy development, policy implementation and small grants, and capacity-building support to local civil society organisations.

Our proposal has now been approved, and our consortium has been awarded 2.2 million Euro for a three year project!

DCA/NCA’s role will mostly be on capacity-building of the consortium lead, particularly around grants management, organisational accountability and governance systems and local social accountability initiatives.

The DCA/NCA portion of the budget may be small, but we send a powerful message to civil society and donors in Myanmar that local organisations can lead, that INGOs do not always have to sit on most of the resources and that DCA/NCA takes our role as an enabler seriously.

 

Read more about gender-based violence and reproductive health here

NCA utilizes the gender based violence and reproductive health programmes in these countries:

Dominican Republic Etiopia
Guatemala Congo
Malawi Mali
Pakistan Somalia
Sudan South-Sudan
Zambia  

Published: Friday, September 22, 2017