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Livelihood recovery for returnees, IDPs and vulnerable households in Sudan

Livelihood recovery for returnees, IDPs and vulnerable households in Sudan

Full title of the project:

Livelihood recovery for returnees, IDPs and vulnerable households through access to land for production and settlement

Target areas:

Southern Sudan

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 208 550
Implementation:
01/08/2008-31/03/2009
Project code:
OSRO/SUD/819/CHF
Objective:

To contribute to the improved wellbeing and better household food security of conflict-affected people in Southern Sudan.

Key partners:

Southern Sudan Land Commission, state and local governments, UN agencies, and NGOs.

Beneficiaries reached:

4 120 households

Activities implemented:
  • An assessment was conducted from January to April 2008 on the situation and challenges of land access faced by returnees, IDPs and host populations.
  • Information dissemination workshops on land rights were held.
  • A UN Return, Reintegration and Recovery Working Group workshop was held in April 2008 to present the results of the assessment.
  • A three-day training session on land and natural resource policy development was held in September 2008.
  • Four alternative dispute resolution (ADR) workshops were organized.
  • Community dialogues on land and property rights and resolving resource-based conflict were held in Nimule and Bor counties.
  • Four officials from government institutions attended a training course on land tenure and natural resource governance in Nairobi, Kenya.
Impact:
  • The findings of the assessment and recommendations were disseminated to UN agencies, NGOs, policy-makers and institutions responsible for land administration and have been included in government guidelines.
  • Through the ADR workshops, traditional and civil administrators developed a practical understanding of land and resource conflict management.
  • Key issues and recommendations from the land and property rights workshops fed into the policy and law development processes for Southern Sudan.