Empowering Partners for Community Development. The objective of the project is to improve the capacity of the partners to respond to social challenges in post Tsunami Sri Lanka. Fida´s partners are Alliance Development Trust and the Assemblies of God Ceylon. Good relations during Tsunami relief work inspired continuation of cooperation between the partners and development of sustainable project ideas. The Programme will help complete some tsunami rehabilitation but focus more on supporting local partners’ initiatives. Issues such community development are challenges to social work in Sri Lanka because of the on-going conflict. Nevertheless, the project addresses good governance, community development and vulnerable group issues by educating and improving the capacity of nationals and partners while promoting the use of local resources. By encouraging, training and empowering local actors, they will be enabled to continue the work on their own after the project. The civil society will be strengthened and given a sense of dignity as the potential of positive interventions in the society is realized using local resources that support sustainable development.