WJR funded – Consolidation for Settlement Capacity Building and Livelihoods Development (Ampara, Batticoloa, Galle, Jaffna, Trincomalee)

World Jewish Relief (WJR, UK-based NGO); US$96,965


  • Amparawjr
  • Batticoloa
  • Galle
  • Jaffna
  • Trincomalee


The project works for “consolidation” of the needy settlements among those assisted by UN-Habitat for tsunami and conflict recovery. The consolidation intends to “assist communities to build their capacity for a self sustainable future for themselves”.

Under this concept, the project aims to assist 34 settlements to be self-sustainable through:

  1. Providing livelihood and other support, and
  2. Building capacity of communities


  • Conducted 106 activities related to livelihood training and assistance which benefitted 1,133 people.
  • Established community revolving funds in 12 communities which initially disbursed loans to 285 people.
  • Conducted 29 activities related to environment and health promotion, which benefitted 2,213 people.
  • Conducted 55 workshops on community capacity building, which were atteded by 2,346 people.
  • Assisted in building partnership among communities and local authorities/ NGOs.

Community Capacity Building Guidelines:

Six (6) guidelines on community capacity building were developed under the project. The first draft was prepared and tested by Ms. Swarna Ekanayake, a project staff member. The guidelines are shared below as a reference for future projects, and for further improvement. Shinhalese and Tamil versions are also available.

Guidelines 01: Guidelines on the Formation of a Project Proposal

Guidelines 02: Guidelines on Strengthening of a Community Development Council

Guidelines 03: Guidelines for the Establishment of a Revolving Fund by a Community Development Council

Guidelines 04: Guidelines on Maintenance of Books and Documents of a Community Development Council

Guidelines 05: Guidelines on Maintenance of Common Facilities

Guidelines 06: Guidelines on Community Evaluation for Settlements Management