HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE PROGRAM To protect the rights, promote dignity and improve welfare of IDPs are the main focus of our humanitarian response. KDG has been in the forefront of... READ MORE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT From voluntarism to professionalism and “change from within” are the bottom lines of all the programmes designed by KDG. With the aim to addressing the immediate needs and ... READ MORE


KACHIN DEVELOPMENT GROUP(KDG) is a community-based organization working in the community in cooperation, collaboration and coordination with the various local development and humanitarian agencies as well with international partner organizations. Our aim is to improve the lives of poor, underprivileged, and marginalized sections of the population in Kachin state and northern Shan State through community-based initiatives, so that they enjoy happy and healthy life.

OUR MISSION The world around us is plenty of scopes and opportunities to make ourselves to develop the community in a more sustainable way. In spite of all these, there still exists poverty, deprivation of rights and opportunities, and marginalization in the community as well as in the country which is posing as the greatest hindrances to society for moving toward building together a happy, healthy and free society. Bearing in mind of these odds and with careful optimism KDG is committed here to serve and facilitate the communities through grassroots development initiatives – the participatory initiatives of the community members by themselves that in the long run will lead the community as well as the whole population of the country, and the entire human race to a HAPPY, HEALTHY AND FREE SOCIETY.

GEOGRAPHICAL COVERAGE AREA Kachin State and Northern Shan State of Myanmar.


Water, Sanitation, Hygiene Promotion (WASH)

Programmes covers IDP camps and host communities in and around Laiza and Maija Yang town.

Essential Service Provision On Health To IDPs

Covers 16 IDP camps in KIO controlled area in collaboration with the Health Department of KIO with the aim to promote better health together

Psychosocial Support

With the technical assistance of School of Public Health of Johns Hopkins University, Common Element Testing Application (CETA) method is used to provide mental health and psychosocial service gap for the IDPs and host community in and around Laiza.


To protect the rights, promote social inclusion, and improve welfare of persons with disabilities (PWDs) living in IDP camps and host communities who are among the extremely vulnerable individuals is the main area of focus in protection sector of our humanitarian crisis intervention. The main activities under this programme are provision of assistive devices and physiotherapy services, assistance for livelihood activities to self-help groups formed by PWDs themselves, removal of physical barriers, capacity building, and advocacy across different levels of the community – ranging from grassroot community to key stakeholders.

Emergency Response

Programme has been in operation since 2017 that has been set up under an arrangement of Emergency Response Mechanism (ERM) with Oxfam International under an umbrella of the Joint Strategy Team (JST). Making use of this programme KDG had able to plunge into IDPs recuing action to rescue IDPs who were fleeing fierce fighting between KIA and Myanmar government forces from Zai Awng camp to a safer place in December 2017. The current COVID-19 response operation in the local area also remarkably shows the expediency of this mechanism.


Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health Awareness

The programme targets young people of aged from twelve to nineteen years. Training of peer-groups of school-going adolescents and drop-outs, mentoring young people, advocacy to parents and community leaders, and conduct action research are the main components of this programme.

Early Child Marriage Intervention

Safety and well being of adolescent girls are prioritized in this programme. The practice of early marriage is common, but culturally and traditionally this practice has been ignored and considered as nothing less than a mere practice. Surprisingly this intervention has quite often faced with resistance and jeering from the community. It’s vital that KDG stands side by side with young girls and early married girls to say ‘No’ to early marriage practice to ensure safety and to improve well-being of their precious life.

Assistance for Early Child Development

Proudly partnering with Kachin Women Association (KWA), KDG has been engaging in providing assistance to fourteen early child care centers in the remote and hard-to-reach IDP camps situated along the Sino-Myanmar border of conflict affected zone of Kachin state. Thanks to “Children On the Edge (COTE)” for their kind and generous supports, and KDG is proud to be an instrumental in relaying their consistent assistance to the most needed children.

Durable Peace Programme (DPP)

A joint programme of more than thirty local and international NGOs where KDG focuses mainly on promoting durable peace and social cohesion in the community level. Promoting peace education and community harmony through youth initiatives is the worth mentioning approach of the programme. KDG conducts skills and knowledge building for youth and organizing youth events to empower youth and amplify their voices.

Forest and Environmental Conservation

Realizing that KDG can be a part of global movement for climate change and environmental protection, the programme has been started since 2018 with the partnership of Forest and Environmental Conservation Department (FECD) of KIO. Empowering the community members who are the sole owner of their community forests, building capacity for FECD and its staff, advocacy to promote participatory bottom-up forest governance practice with the key stake holders, supporting formulation of forest policy of FECD, and bridging grassroot level community and policy makers are the main features of our initiatives under this programme.

Life of Children on the edge