Project profile — Building Local Resilience for Peace in Myanmar for 2020 and Beyond


Search for Common Ground
2020-10-19 - 2023-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Myanmar (100.00%)


• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security: Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution (15220) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to respond to the unrest and the escalation of violence caused by disinformation leading up to and following the 2020 Myanmar general election. The proposed initiative will engage with media in Myanmar, increasing their awareness of effective information and rumour management systems to mitigate election violence and misinformation. It will also build community resilience against violence and misinformation in diverse communities by enhancing the skills, knowledge and capacities of youth, civil society, women and media in the four states Rakhine, Shan, Kachin and Kayah.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved conformity with international obligations to respect and protect human rights in Myanmar; (2) increased capacity of local stakeholders including judges, prosecutors, investigators, media, and civil society organizations to promote the rule of law and address accountability for human rights violations; and (3) increased knowledge of legal issues related to justice and accountability for the general Myanmar population.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of April 2022 include: (1) enhanced knowledge of the local population related to religious and political disinformation; and (2) increased media literacy, including engaging communities in peaceful dialogue. Search has originally proposed a project implementation plan and collaboration with the civilian government; however, it had to cease all and any engagement with the military regime.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
16-02-2024 Disbursement $813,976
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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