Strengthening Communities in Thailand's Deep South
The conflict in Thailand’s southernmost provinces (known locally as the “Deep South”) has claimed over 5,000 lives since 2004. Livelihood projects, such as bird cage-making and food production, not only generates income but can strengthen social ties, which is particularly important in conflict-affected areas. The Piloting Community Approaches in Conflict Situation in Three Southernmost Provinces in Thailand project assists the Royal Thai Government and communities in the Deep South by creating effective community approaches to local development. These create opportunities for cooperative interaction within and between communities, and between communities and local authorities. The project provides grants for Thai CSOs, such as the Local Development Institute, to implement peace-building activities. This project was funded under the World Bank’s global State and Peace-building Fund.