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Sustained peace for development: conflict prevention and peace building in Sudan

Sustained peace for development: conflict prevention and peace building in Sudan

Full title of the project:

Sustained peace for development: conflict prevention and peace building in Sudan – millennium development goal fund

Target areas:

South Kordofan and Warrap States

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 535 910
Implementation:
01/12/2009-30/12/2012
Project code:
UNJP/SUD/065/SPA
Objective:

To promote peaceful coexistence and to strengthen the delivery of peace dividends to communities living across the 1956 north-south border.

Key partners:

South Sudan Land Commission, state ministries, local government authorities, local leaders, UN agencies, international NGOs.

Beneficiaries reached:

790 women, 1 350 men and 98 institutions trained in Warrap State and 90 villagers and 75 Government staff trained in South Kordofan.

Activities implemented:
  • Developed a manual, held community sensitization meetings and conducted training on alternative dispute resolution.
  • Set up a steering committee, project coordination committees and village development committees.
  • Held intercommunity dialogue sessions on access to and use of natural resources and traditional conflict management, and carried out training on natural resource-based conflict management.
  • Mapped out cattle routes to identify conflict flash points as well as locations for the provision of services, including veterinary services.
Impact:
  • The project helped to rejuvenate activities of the Council of Traditional Authority Leaders in conflict mitigation and community dialogue on natural resource use.
  • The creation and training of village-level development committees in peace building and conflict prevention, natural resource management and record-keeping helped strengthen capacities and increase awareness of the local communities to organize themselves for better access to services and sharing of common resources.
  • The participation of women and youth in the village development committees increased their ability to influence decision-making processes.
  • The identification and demarcation of cattle routes helped to reduce tensions between farmers and pastoralists.