Myanmar

Myanmar is at a cross-road after years of military rule. We support Myanmar civil society in their work for a peaceful, prosperous country governed by rule of law and respect for diversity.

Myanmar/thailand

Country Director
Andreas Kiaby
Mobile: Myanmar/Line/Viber: +95 (0) 943 029 645
Mail: comyanmar@dca.dk

DCA and NCA Myanmar
No. 11, 8th Floor
Hlaing Township, Yangon, Myanmar
Phone: + +95 (9) 793119917,
+ 95 79 311 9972 Ext : 314

People in need reached
850,000 people in 2015-2016

Experience in Myanmar
DCA has supported Myanmar since 1990s

DCA and NCA in Myanmar

Myanmar/Burma is at a cross-road since the National league for Democracy led by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi won a landslide election and formed the first democratic government after decades of military rule.

Poor governance, limited rule of law, decades of armed conflict along with years of international isolation have led to structural poverty. Myanmar/Burma remains one of the poorest countries in Asia and face many developmental challenges, not least addressing issues of peace, conflict and an inclusive society for all ethnic groups in the country.

In Myanmar, we work to SAVE lives through humanitarian action, BUILD strong and resilient communities, and FIGHT injustice and inequality. Through a joint office and country programme, Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) and DanChurchAid (DCA) support local and national civil society in their work for human rights, development, and resilient communities. All our activities are aimed at fulfilling the Sustainable Development Goals and that no one is left behind in Myanmar’s national development process.

Activities in Myanmar

Strengthening a diverse and capable civil society

Strengthening a diverse and capable civil society

We work with a range of stakeholders to link the work at grassroots level with national policy changes, and engage community leaders and faith-based and secular civil society organisations (CSOs), and relevant government offices on all levels. We help our local partners through capacity building, networking, and accompaniment. Many of our partners continue to be the first responders in times of crisis, and often provide important social services or speak out on behalf of their communities. 

Saving lives and building resilient communities

Saving lives and building resilient communities

Natural disasters and conflict threaten the lives and dignity of people in Myanmar. We help people recover from disasters through timely humanitarian assistance. We assist people in generating resilient livelihoods, and manage natural resources in a sustainable way. We also work to build safer communities free of violence through our community safety methodologies and mine risk education. We support our partners’ emergency preparedness response by developing contingency and risk management plans.

Fighting inequalities

Fighting inequalities

We work with communities and local human rights defenders to promote democracy, rule of law, respect for human rights and the elimination or prevention of human rights abuses and discrimination, such as gender-based violence. We also work to build platforms where local authorities and communities together can find solutions to development issues in a partic­ipatory and accountable manner that respects rule of law and human rights.

Read stories

DCA’s HMA team has trained and supported local partners
To show the immense social and physical impact of landmines and ERW, DCA HMA has developed videos, with support from UNICEF, to show the lives of some of these survivors.

KESAN - DanChurchAid partners
KESAN has been working on social justice and environmental issues in conflict-affected areas of Myanmar since the 1990’s