Beitrag zum Rapid Response Fund (RRF) des Conflict Early Warning & Response Mechanism (CEWARN) im östlichen Afrika (Folgevertrag zu 2632)

Contract partner: CEWARN-IGAD - Conflict Early Warning and Response Mechanism of the Intergovernmental Authority on DevelopmentCountry: Subsahara-Afrika, regional/länderübergreifend Funding amount: € 600.000,00Project start: 01.12.2012End: 28.02.2017

Short Description:

Overall goal

The RRF aims to provide the CEWARN Mechanism with flexible and rapid response capacity for pastoral and related conflict.. It supports conflict prevention, management and resolution (CPMR) activities emanating from the local level and supports member states to build the respective and required capacities of actors (government, civil society) at all levels. Furthermore, it enables Partners in Development and IGAD Member States (Ethiopia, Uganda, Sudan, South Sudan, Kenia, Somalia, Djibuti) to jointly contribute to CEWARN’s early response activities. The RRF may be called upon in order to prevent, de-escalate or resolve pastoral and related conflicts in the IGAD sub-region.

Its scope comprises two major types of interventions:

- Support to CPMR measures, principally at local levels

- Support to capacity building for CPMR at all levels (local, intermediate, country).

The RRF complements long-term development interventions for pastoral societies, rather than supplanting them. In order to achieve adequate capacity of all stakeholders for conflict prevention, management and resolution, the required structures were put in place: Steering Committee, Conflict Early Warning and Early Response Units (CEWERU), Technical Support Unit and Financial Administration Unit. As a result of the RRF-activities, Local Peace Committees (LPC) will be strengthened. Projects financed under the RRF will contribute to conflict prevention and mitigation. LPCs will oversee the projects implemented by community based organisations (CBOs), NGOs and local authorities.

The RRF Handbook as well as the CEWARN Strategy Framework 2012-2019, which has been designed out of a long process of listening to communities on the ground, will guide the activities and the mechanism work during in the next years.

project number2704-00/2012
source of fundingOEZA
sector Frieden und Sicherheit
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