Previous projects

Capacity Building for Rule of Law Promotion
British Council/European Union, January 2012 – October 2014, Sittwe, Kalay, Taunggyi, Mawlamyaing, Dawei, Bogalay


  • Strengthen the links between the rule of law, democracy and human rights through interventions from below
  • Development of a network of legal professionals with requisite knowledge and expertise necessary to improve the quality and success of civil society interventions
  • Expansion of the knowledge and skills of civil society organizations in order to better use the legal system and policy advocacy opportunities to promote and advance just resolution of selected rights issues
  • More active and empowered participation by grassroots in the work of civil society at the local level.


  • Development of 6 ‘legal advisory networks’ and ‘policy advocacy networks’ in 6 target locations
  • Development of nationwide network of legally proficient rights-oriented CSOs
  • Expansion in awareness and ability of at least 24 legal professionals to work with civil society to promote and protect the rule of law and human rights
  • Expansion of awareness, ability and confidence in at least 30 CSOs to work with legal professionals and legal frameworks in pursuit of just resolution of selected rights issues affecting target communities
  • More active and empowered participation by representatives from grassroots sectors in the work of civil society at the local level

Empowerment of Youth and CBOs for Effective Community Action
Dan Church Aid, March 2013 – December 2013, Magway

Overall objective:
Empowerment of youth and CBOs for effective community action

Specific objectives:

  • Youth have access to capacity building training that enhance knowledge and capacity for leadership and working in community development work
  • Youth and civil society organisations are networked together for effective community action


  • 75% of participating socially active youth are equipped with knowledge and skills for community activities
  • Socially active youth and/or CBO members are networking among them using Management English centre resources

Youth Participation in Community Development
People in Need, April 2013 – November 2013, Mandalay


  • To provide an open space for youth who are interested in community development and CBOs around their network to learn and share development related information and resources
  • To equip practical knowledge on community mobilization and management to promote rights based development at local community level

Strengthening the Capacity of Community Based Organisations and Stronger Networks
Open Society Institute, March 2012 – February 2013, Taunggyi

Overall objective:
To strengthen the capability of community based organisations in Taunggyi by supporting to build their capacity such as material capacity, institutional capacity and individual capacity

Specific objectives:

  • To facilitate community based organisations in Taunggyi with their efforts to address sustainable development in needs
  • To support the institutional and individual development of community based organisations in Taunggyi and stronger networks

Specific objectives:

  • Youth groups and CBOs have capacity and skills that enable them to develop proposals based on local needs
  • Youth groups and local CBOs set up rules and regulations to promote proposals and report writing skills and run and manage projects smoothly and effectively
  • Youth groups and local CBOs have knowledge and skills on training topics to apply to their respective community work
  • Loka Ahlinn has a stronger network at the local level to address and fulfill the need of institutional capacity of CBOs and the community

Loka Ahlinn Training Networks for Stronger CBOs
European Union, February 2011 – February 2013, Yangon, Mandalay, Magway
Overall objective:
A capacity-building programme that is effective in reaching and strengthening CBOs
Specific objectives:

  • Empowerment of training centre alumni networks to provide multiplier capacity-building activities and start-up grants for strengthening local CBOs
  • Loka Ahlinn emerging as a well-managed and professional NGO that provides leadership and capacity-building for emerging CBOs


  • Three Loka Ahlinn training centres (Yangon, Magway and Mandalay) providing effective and practical training programmes
  • Three networks of local CBOs linked to Loka Ahlinn training centres
  • Functioning small grants programmes implemented through alumni networks around three training centres providing small equipment and start-up funds in support of local CBOs
  • Loka Ahlinn leadership and staff adopt strategic planning for organisation and programme development
  • Loka Ahlinn leadership and staff are confident, articulate and capable in capacity-building and networking for CBOs

Strengthening Community Based Organisations Project
Sandhi Consultancy, August 2010 – July 2011, Tanintharyi Region

  • Strengthening of already established ALC to be able to continue classes and organize youths for social services

Online Learning and Social Enterprise Training
Foundation for Local Development, June 2010 – May 2011, Yangon, Magway, Tanintharyi

  • Delivering Community Management/ English classes and social enterprise training

Community Mobilization Project (Promoting Decentralization Governance and Community-led Development Agenda Project)
Sandhi Consultancy, January 2010 – June 2010, Ayeyarwaddy Region

  • Capacity building project for village development committees (VDC) for representing and initiate community development work in their respective villages

Enhancing Community Development Through Education Project
DanChurchAid, September 2009 – December 2010, Yangon and Magway

  • Delivering community management and English classes

Establishment of Art and Language Centre Project
US Embassy, September 2008 – October 2009, Dawei, Tanintharyi Region

  • Setting up art and language centre

Community Management and English Project
The Netherlands Embassy, February 2008 – January 2009, Yangon and Magway

  • Delivering community management and English classes

2008-2010: Various projects in humanitarian relief and livelihood development following Cyclone Nargis in Ayeyarwaddy Region. Including: provision of food, rice and pulses, household materials, agricultural materials and equipment, agricultural training, rice mill and community centre construction, village development committees. Donors included: DanChurchAid, World Food Programme, Norwegian People’s Aid, UNDP, US Embassy.