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Recruitment to the Project Incubator in Chin

autor: Aleksandra Piasecka

 On 29-30 April 2016 experts from the Development Policy Foundation, the Peipsi Center for Transboundary Cooperation, representatives of the Agency for Basic Community Development and members of Chin CSOs gathered together at the Recruitment Meeting of the Project Incubator, an initiative set up under the umbrella of the UNDEF.

The agenda of the meeting included a detailed presentation of the future actions and specified objectives, Q&A round, presentation of the invited organizations and Incubator’s candidates. As a result of the kick-off event in Kalay, 25 successful applicants were selected as Incubator trainees, an action plan was drawn up, initial tasks were allocated and, last but not least, participants could break the ice.

Moreover, in the course of individual meetings with the experts, local CSO leaders discussed their project ideas and were guided as to the next stages of work. It is worth mentioning that, once ready, the most promising applications will receive Incubator’s micro-funding. This will enable local CSOs to gain experience in carrying out their own projects and, thanks to adequate PR campaigns, strengthen their position and give them recognition indispensable for seeking and receiving external funds for future activity.

The proposals worked out in the Incubator vary from manufacture and promotion of local products (natural cosmetics, food, handicraft) or an anti-drugs campaign for youth, through installation of dustbins, recycling and reinforcement of eco-friendly attitudes, to fight for human rights of indigenous people and women empowerment (provision of vocational trainings in hairdressing or beauty treatment). Other interesting examples include the design of a school botanical garden to raise awareness of local biodiversity or the establishment of the Chin Eco-Tourism Guide Association to encourage tourism in the region and create workplaces for Chin inhabitants.

Importantly, the first proposal has already been finished and actually submitted for the consideration of a potential donor (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland). It addresses the needs of people with disabilities, generally marginalized in Myanmar. As a result of the planned actions, the accessibility of the Kalay center for the handicapped will be improved by eliminating the existing communications barriers, in line with the suggestions put forward by town’s residents during public consultations (charrette).

More information about the Project Incubator is available on the website and FB: