ABOUT THE PROJECT
Inclusive Development in Post-Conflict Bougainville (IDIB) will strongly benefit women and women’s organisations across the region, as well as the communities where projects are implemented and the individuals and agencies who are trained under projects.
Component 1: Building Capacity for Inclusive Community Development
Under this component, training will take place for women’s organisations and civil society organisations which support the involvement of women in development. These organisations must meet at least one of the following criteria: highest executive is a woman; majority of members are women; current programs have a significant focus on women as primary beneficiaries; experience in implementing community development projects. Twice yearly trainings will also take place targeting Community Development, Education, Health, and Planning staff in the Autonomous Bougainville Government, district and sub-district levels, as well as local level governments, civil society and other community leaders. The training will be developed and delivered in collaboration with the Division of Human Resource Development which oversees civil service training in the Government and will rely on approaches that integrate practical lessons from the field and encourage a learning-by-doing approach.
Component 2: Small Grants for Inclusive Community Development
Individuals and organisations trained under Component 1 will be able to apply the concepts and skills they have learned directly to the development and implementation of community-based projects through the availability of small grants. Additional financing will also be provided to grantees to strengthen their ability to implement their projects. The types of activities eligible for funding include:
· Small-Scale Social Infrastructure such as school building repair or rehabilitation, housing or transport for Community Health Workers, and village access road improvement.
· Small-scale Economic Infrastructure such as improved market access tracks, roads, or bridges, and common storage or drying areas for crops.
· Occupational Activity & Economic Livelihood Training such as horticulture, handicrafts, eco-tourism, and business management.
· Social Issues Training and Awareness Campaigns such as on HIV/AIDS awareness, reproductive health, campaigns against domestic violence, nutritional education, and environmental awareness.
Component 3: Project Management and Knowledge Sharing
Project management, and monitoring and evaluation costs, will be covered under this component. Additionally, two meetings will be financed in order to serve as a platform for knowledge exchange across community projects. These meetings will provide an opportunity for Autonomous Bougainville Government staff, local government staff, and civil society organisations that have been engaged in the project to meet, build alliances, and share information and lessons on their activities.