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Sone Sie Programme


11/17 - 06/20


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British Council Myanmar is working in partnership with the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) to deliver a programme designed to strengthen local governance, in support of efforts toward peace and political dialogue. This programme is delivered under "Call-off Contract For: Supporting Partnerships for Accountability and Civic Engagement (SPACE): Management of Pyoe Pin Implementation Phase. Sone Sie programme builds capacity and consensus for equitable natural resource governance. Sone Sie’s premise is that fairness, transparency and agreement over the control of land and resources is an essential building block for inclusive development. Working together with civil society organisations, Sone Sie delivers locally-led projects designed to address issues associated with forestry, the extractives industry and land management in conflict affected areas.


Contributing to Myanmar’s transition to peace and federalism by brokering consensus between stakeholders around resource management issues that drive conflict and fragment governance.


Research, Policy Advocacy, Grants to Partners, Technical Assistance.

Target Groups

Sone Sie - which means convergence in Burmese – brings together government, private sector, CSOs and ethnic community interests to build a common understanding around contentious issues and work toward creating more inclusive and effective local governance that benefits the people of Myanmar.