Joint Conflict Reduction Programme (JCRP)
The Joint Conflict Reduction Program (JCRP) was initiated to strengthen government and civil society initiatives that promote social cohesion, peace consolidation and pluralism, and address community level conflicts contributing to long-term conflict resolution and peace building in three areas, South and West Kordofan, Blue Nile State and Abyei area. Conflict in these areas is due to a variety of sources, including competition over access to natural resources such as water and land, farm and State boundaries, presence of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and others.
The first phase of the JCRP ran from May 2012 to March 2014, and resulted in the successful continuation of the project Phase II from March 2014 to February 2016. Through consultation with local communities and in support of signed Reconciliation Agreements, peace dividends were delivered in the areas of WASH and Basic Infrastructure. In addition to this, capacity of national Civil Society Organizations on peacebuilding was strengthened and 25 CSO projects were implemented, including training and awareness on conflict transformation as well as WASH and livelihood activities.
IOM constructed a primary school in Giessan Locality, Blue Nile State, in support of the Blue Nile State Farmers & Pastoralists Conference concluded in 2012 (JCRP Phase I).
Participatory and consultative processes are at the core of JCRP programming. In the photo: CSO SUDIA conducts a sensitization session in Blue Nile State (Phase II).
Through identification of key priority peace dividends that would help the “peace reached” to hold, IOM delivered targeted peace dividends prioritized and identified by local communities. In close partnership with UNDP, which supported governmental and tribal counterparts to deliver reconciliation agreements to mitigate tribal conflicts in the intervention areas, project activities were identified in support of a total of six peace processes in West & South Kordofan and Blue Nile State. The interventions entailed communal and productive infrastructures to help restore and enhance communal relationships and social cohesion, including water facilities, schools, cattle migration corridors, and various market infrastructures.
In order to maximize programme outreach beyond reconciliation platforms and into other key flashpoints, CSO partners were trained in both phases of the Program on Conflict Sensitivity and Do No Harm principles, as well as conflict analysis and design of peace-building activities. CSOs were then funded to implement creative peace-building projects in the intervention areas. Fourteen CSOs were selected for implementation of 19 projects in the three target states during Phase I, and 6 during Phase II. IOM provided technical assistance and advisory support throughout the implementation, with projects ranging from training to local leaders on addressing disputes on water sources and grazing land, to income generating activities such as horticulture and mobile phones technology.
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For more information, please contact: Sudan Transition and Reintegration Unit