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Community Action Program (Iraq)


Titre : Community Action Program (Iraq)

Country : Irak

Sector : Working in Crises and Conflict

Project Timeline : 10/01/2008 - 09/30/2012

Project description
The Iraq Community Action Program is a founding program of the USAID/Iraq Mission. Now in its third phase, CAPIII works at the grassroots level to foster citizen involvement and give community groups the opportunity to develop their skills and mobilize resources to meet local development needs.
The program facilitates the creation and training of community action groups responsible for identifying and prioritizing community needs, mobilizing resources, and monitoring project implementation. The program also strengthens the capacity of the lowest levels of local government to draw on the Iraq’s own resources to meet community-identified needs.
Through this approach, the Community Action Program helps mitigate violence by providing citizens with an opportunity to participate in decision-making and local development initiatives that affect their everyday lives. The USAID Community Action Program brings together clusters of communities that are at risk for conflict and joins them in networks to solve larger issues that touch multiple constituencies. In turn, elected officials learn how to work with constituencies, building a stronger sense of a representative democracy. From October 2008 through December 2011 2,158 projects have been completed which benefit over 13 million Iraqi citizens under CAP III program.
The Community Action Program also assists civilian victims of coalition military operations in Iraq through the Congressionally-mandated Marla Ruzicka Iraqi War Victims Fund. It provides assistance to innocent victims of war or their families, either with direct medical help, replacement of damaged property, or assistance in establishing businesses such as grocery stores, bakeries, electronics shops or farms. The fund has also helped communities impacted by war by repairing schools, bridges and health clinics damaged by military operations. The Fund is a highly effective way to reach Iraqis who have suffered the greatest losses.

This program is implemented through local Iraqi non-governmental organizations

Total obligation : $323,000,000

Agence de Développement International du Gouvernement des Etats Unis (USAID)

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