SCCR - Strengthening conflict and gender sensitive community resilience in protracted crisis in Northern Uganda and Central Equatoria

Contract partner: Arbeitsgemeinschaft - SCCR Country: Ostafrika, regional/multi-country Funding amount: € 1.500.000,00 Project start: 01.12.2021 End: 31.05.2024

Short Description:

Overall goal

The project impact is to contribute to gender equality, to empower women and girls, and to promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies in Uganda and South Sudan (SDG 5, SDG 16). The specific project outcomes are twofold: 1) Strengthened conflict sensitive community resilience in protracted crisis, in particular of women and girls, and 2) root causes addressed and impact of forced displacement mitigated in North Uganda and Central Equatoria.

Expected results

It is expected to achieve 1) strengthened conflict and gender sensitivity in humanitarian and development assistance through joint programming, 2) increased female leadership and empowerment of women & girls, 3) improved conflict resolution capacity & community mediation processes, and 4) protecting women's rights and preventing sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV).

Target group / Beneficiaries

The project will be implemented in the protracted crisis in South Sudan (Kajo Keji, Yei) and Uganda (Bidi Bidi and Imvepi settlements), targeting at protection, conflict prevention and resilience of in total 17.166 refugees, host and migrating communities focussing on women and girls.

Local partners are: CARE International in Uganda, PALM Corps, Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO), and the Ugandan Red Cross Society (URCS).


Project activities are knowledge sharing, baseline study, gender/ peace & conflict analysis, support to female leadership groups, establishment of community farming groups, tree nurseries, enterprises and kitchen gardens, VSLA support for women, promotion of energy saving stoves, maintenance of community roads, establishment of community peace groups, capacity of community peace groups in conflict management and land rights, conflict prevention and resolution activities, facilitation of community peace dialogues, support to refugees, returnees and host communities on land rights and natural resources, capacity development in psycho-social support (PSS) and SGBV protection, provision of PSS and access to protection/legal services to SGBV survivors, awareness raising on human rights, women peace & security and SGBV, advocacy on human rights, women peace & security and SGBV prevention.


Since 2013, South Sudan has experienced civil war, intercommunal and localised violence. As consequence many South Sudanese are either internally displaced or flee to Uganda. There is a lack of two-fold cross-border projects addressing root causes of conflicts and meeting the most urgent needs of especially female refugees, returnees and those of host communities to adequately respond to a protracted crisis beyond geographical boundaries.

project number 2626-00/2021
source of funding OEZA
sector Andere multisektorielle Maßnahmen
modality Project-type interventions
marker Environment: 1, Climate change adaptation: 1, Gender: 2, Democracy: 2, Disaster risk reduction: 1, Inclusion: 1
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
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