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Community-based conflict reduction and peacebuilding in Kebkabiya (Sudan)


Titre : Community-based conflict reduction and peacebuilding in Kebkabiya (Sudan)

Pays : Soudan
Lieu : North Darfur (Kalimendo ; Kebkabiya), Kassala (Khashm Ghirba ; West Kassala ; Reefi Kassala ; Telkok) and Blue Nile (Bau ; Qessan)

Date : 1 January 2013 – 31 December 2014

The project was implemented by Practical Action in partnership with SOS Sahel, Kebkabiya Women’s Development Association, Al Tawaf El Rahel (a local pastoralist NGO), the Nomadic Mobility Organisation, and project networks established as part of this project.
To strengthen local capacity to resolve conflicts, Practical Action organized a range of training courses for nine key partner CBOs, which represent a total of 47 villages in the project area. These included : * conflict analysis and early warning to help communities to build appropriate and effective community based mechanism to reduce and mitigate conflict ; * conflict resolution and peacebuilding ; and * conflict sensitive program design. _Then, six conflict-related training courses were attended by more than 150 peace committee and/or CBO members. The success of these training courses is evidenced by the fact that in 2014, the total number of cases identified by the CBOs was 71 ; of which 50 were solved.

A range of activities were also implemented to improve inter-community dialogue and cooperation, most importantly by carrying out Participatory Action Planning Development in the nine targeted communities in the project area. This ensured the full engagement of local communities in identifying, analysing and prioritising their livelihood and development needs and in so doing built consensus between different stakeholders of the importance of a fair, environmentally conscious and sustainable approach to the use and management of natural resources. Later in the year, a local key market, which had been closed in the beginning of the conflict in 2003, was rehabilitated and reopened at a large public event after appreciated efforts from Arambo CBO. A Market Open Day, attended by over 2,000 people, was then held to celebrate the market’s restoration. This was used as a public occasion to improve relations between diverse users of the market, and it was estimated to benefit approximately 35697 individuals. Other public events included peace conferences and drama shows – which were organised with the purpose of restoring trust between diverse ethnic/livelihood communities together and they were attended by more than 800 people. These events, and other complimentary efforts by the project partners and the newly formed Peace Committee, resulted in a historic agreement between pastoralists and displaced communities to allow the latter to return to their villages for the first time in more than a decade to cultivate their lands.

Bénéficiaires : 35,697

Partenaire (s) : SOS Sahel ; Kebkabiya, Women’s Development Association ; Al Tawaf ,El Rahel Organisation ; Nomadic Mobility Organisation

Financement : Darfur Community Peace Stability Fund (multi-donor trust fund managed by UNDP) US$ 800,000

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