Northern Livelihood Development Project III

What is this Project about?

Phase 3 of the Northern Livelihood Development Project aims to adopt an overall strategy which is to promote Local Economic Development in the Districts of Jaffna, Killinochchi and Mullaitivu, by increasing the opportunities and capacities of the local communities to engage in sustainable market-based livelihoods. This will be achieved in partnership with the private and public sectors by enhancing existing economic capital through value-addition, product diversification, and skills development.

This Project is still in its design stage and specific activities and implementing partners are in the process of being identified.

The Project will follow four strategies which are being implemented in an integrated manner, aimed at optimum sustainability of Project interventions.  The strategies are:

  1. Creating livelihood opportunities for vulnerable communities as primary producers.
  2. Strengthening target livelihood sectors by addressing gaps and opportunities in the value-chain systems whilst promoting youth and women engagement (in the Fisheries, Dairy, Palmyrah and non-traditional/innovative sectors).
  3. Investment promotion in alternative/emerging sectors through private sector engagement.
  4. Creating opportunities for youth employability and empowerment through entrepreneurship and leadership development.

Highlights

  • Phase three of the NLDP commenced on July 16th 2013 and will end on June 30th 2016. NLDP III is funded by the Government of Norway.
  • The Project will adopt the following strategies :
  1. Create livelihood opportunities for vulnerable communities as primary producers.
  2. Strengthen target livelihood sectors (fisheries, dairy, palmyrah and other non-traditional sectors) by addressing gaps and opportunities in the value -chain systems whilst promoting youth and women engagement Investment promotion in alternative/emerging sectors through private sector engagement.
  3. Create opportunities for youth employability and empowerment through entrepreneurship and leadership development. 

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