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Economic and social development of marginalised women and girls

Cooperative Development Organisation

Implementing Partners and Organisations

National Cooperative Council (Sri Lanka)

Period of Implementation

January 2018 - December 2022

Geographic scope

Asia-Pacific: Sri Lanka


$ 75,450
€ 71 857


Rural Development

Type of Activity

Budget support (Grants or Direct Financing), Governance and Organizational Strengthening, Training & Capacity Building


Trainers' Coop, one of the implementing partners under the consortium, will support the other organisations to improve their institutional & individual capacities and skills in organisational devlopment, finance management, good governance, leadership, etc. The consortuim intervention will target rural, marginalized, war-affected, vulnerable communities in the selected locations. The project is expected to improve the living conditions of 3250 families while enhancing the women empowerment, youth development, women entrepreneurship development, gender sensitized policy and practices for the small-scale farmers, strengthen fisheries, increase access to land & financial resources, increase the income of the targeted community at the end of five years. The expected long-term impact of the approach is to achieve the sustainable socio-economic development of poor and marginalized communities with equal rights.

Project Objectives

The project will be implemented with 6 local partner organisations adopting the consortium approach, implementing in different geographical locations, covering 4 districts (Trincomalee, Batticaloa, Monaragala, and Matara) in Sri Lanka. The consortium project will contribute to the five areas of the country programme: Organisational development, Sustainable agriculture, Business development and financial inclusion, Gender equality promotion and Social Inclusion & reconciliation.

Impact on SDGs

SDG2 - Zero Hunger
SDG5 - Gender Equality
SDG10 - Reduced Inequalities
SDG17 - Partnership for The Goals

Key Tags

Entrepreneurship, Gender, Youth