Civil society is currently being built up in Myanmar following decades of very low activity. PfC is offering financial, strategic and operational support to the local NGO Inle Speaks Community Skills Development Centre.
Inle Speaks Community Skills Development Centre (ISCC) was established by PfC in collaboration with the Regional Tour Guide Association in the Inle region in 2013. ISCC is registered as a local NGO, and is PfC’s most important local partner in Myanmar. PfC and ISCC has a close relationship. We share an office in Nyaung Shwe, and currently collaborate on most PfC projects in Myanmar.
Based on PfC’s belief in cross-sectorial partnerships – building a strong civil society in Myanmar is a natural task for us. Strong local NGOs are important for local community development, and as partners to international NGOs such as PfC, they ensure that the project is founded on local needs. ISCC has great competence on local conditions in the Inle region, and especially how tourism can contribute to inclusive development. They also have a huge and valuable network that makes them an attractive partner, not only for PfC, but also for local authorities and other international organisations.
PfC’s capacity-building project for ISCC has the objective to contribute to strengthening the organisation, making it more robust, and increasing its attractiveness as a partner through:
- Professionalising systems
- Increase competence on project implementation
It is a goal that ISCC will strengthen its position and have a sustainable operation.