National Community Driven Development Project (NCCDP)

The Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development in Republic of the Union of Myanmar has implemented the National Community Driven Development Project (NCCDP). It is a ‘people-centered’ program to improve access and use of basic infrastructure and services to vulnerable rural communities, as well as enhance Government response to community demand and to emergency or crisis. The aim is to empower communities while enabling Government to deliver reform at community level, as well as build relationships between Government and community.

The NCCDP is establishing a group of community driven development (CDD) trainers and courses to quickly build trainer capacity in the program, responding to the rapid scale-up of the NCDDP. The ‘training of trainer’ (ToT) course is aimed at CDD trainers from project townships and union level. These trainers will then delivery facilitator training packages to new townships as part of a cascading training system.

From January 2015 to July 2016 RMI provided CDD expertise to support program start-up for Township implementation and capacity building of local teams. From October 2015 to May 2016 RMI provided technical assistance to design and develop the Training of Trainers package using a cascade approach.  RMI worked with the NCDDP training team to develop the training packages using best practice on content and pedagogy, and conducting the ToT course the program.