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Power of Women Collectives in Social Economic Development

Cooperative Development Organisation

Implementing Partners and Organisations

Rajarata Praja Kendraya

Period of Implementation

January 2018 - December 2022

Geographic scope

Asia-Pacific: Sri Lanka


$ 48,504
€ 46 194


Agriculture & Fisheries

Type of Activity

Governance and Organizational Strengthening, Training & Capacity Building


The project will be implemented by RPK in Anuradhapura district, targeting rural and war-affected communities in marginalized villages in three divisions and targeting 15 primary cooperatives. The project will result in a sustainable socio-economic development of poor and marginalized communities with equal rights in selected areas by which organised women and girls from rural communities are empowered with increased access to land, financial resources and improved living conditions.

Project Objectives

The project will improve and increase the institutional and individual capacities and skills, promote eco-friendly farming and good practices among the small-scale farmers, women empowerment and improve women leadership, address gender-based violence issues, promote sustainable cooperative businesses and women entrepreneurship, increase access to government services and enable environment for rights-based approach. The project aims to benefit 1600 women and 700 men through the process and eradicate poverty and uplift their living standard.

Impact on SDGs

SDG2 - Zero Hunger
SDG13 - Climate Action
SDG15 - Life on Land

Key Tags

Conflict, Peace and Security, Employment, Inequalities