Project: Assistance for the Stabilisation of South Kivu

Introduction

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This project is aimed at sustainable economic development and capacity building with regards to the prevention and resolution of local and internal population conflicts, while making the targeted communities more resilient to the impacts of external conflicts on the Miti-Hombo axis, in the Kalehe territory. It is intended to be a period of consolidation of past interventions by the three agencies concerned with this axis (UNDP, FAO, UNICEF).


It pursues the following objectives :

  • Build the capacities of the communities and of the local administrations in matters of prevention and resolution of conflicts
  • Sustainably restore livelihoods (economic and agricultural recovery)
  • Contribute to an environment favourable to human development in a context of chronic conflict by improving access to quality social services and capacity-building in terms of infrastructure management and social services.

What we have accomplished to date

The three UN agencies concerned have carried out constituency missions concerning the area of intervention, and have performed integrated multi-sectoral evaluations.

The UNDP selected national NGOs for the implementation of the social cohesion component and for the support of sustainable livelihoods through two identified sectors, namely palm oil and cassava. The appraisals of several sectors had been fixed when the implementation partners embarked upon their activities of structuring the beneficiaries and restarting the processing plants. Furthermore, the selection process for a consultant to study the feasibility of Bitale’s micro plant, as well as for someone to undertake the base study, is in progress.

Regarding the FAO, this organisation has selected 10 farmer-led organisations and 2 service providers who will benefit from the projects aimed at offering assistance in terms of agricultural inputs and breeding.  2452 beneficiaries have already benefited from the agricultural inputs (farm and seed equipments) under the technical frame of 14 agents of IPAPEL. 30 facilitators have been trained in the “Field Schools Farmers” Approach.
UNICEF selected three international implementation NGOs (AVSI, RESOLVE and NRC), and defined in a participative manner the priority actions to be carried out for the purpose of improving access to quality social services and strengthening capacities with regards to infrastructure management and social services. A consortium project between these three NGOs has just been expanded upon, as has the protocol of signature collaboration.

Project Funding



2013-2014
Donor Amount
The Netherlands                           
   3,500,000 USD  (FAO&UNDP)
SIDA (Swedish cooperation)    3,500,000 USD (UNICEF)

Payments disbursed the previous year

Year         
Amount
2013 691,163.93 USD

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