CEWARN - Rapid Response Fund

Contract partner: CEWARN-IGAD - Conflict Early Warning and Response Mechanism of the Intergovernmental Authority on DevelopmentCountry: Subsahara-Afrika, regional/länderübergreifend Funding amount: € 360.000,00Project start: 01.11.2009End: 30.09.2012

Short Description:

Overall goal

The Rapid Response Fund RRF aims to provide the CEWARN mechanism with flexible capacity for handling pastoral and related conflicts. 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).

The RRF finances projects of up to USD 50.000 which 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 at local levels

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

The RRF complements long-term development interventions.

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 CBOs, NGOs and local authorities.

The actual reduction of conflict levels will be monitored by CEWARN's M&E-system.

project number2632-00/2009
source of fundingOEZA
sector Frieden und Sicherheit
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