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Overview

The Darfur Community Peace and Stability Fund (DCPSF) has been established on 24 October 2007 to promote peacebuilding and reconciliation in Darfur through the implementation of community-based recovery and development activities. Under the overall authority of DCPSF Steering Committee, chaired by the UN Resident Coordinator (RC), the DCPSF is a pooled funding mechanism intended to channel funds towards the most critical needs and encourage early donor contributions. For mor information refer to the following website http://www.sd.undp.org/dcpsf.htm.

The UN and its partners will apply to this fund to support priority programmes and projects promoting peace and stability in Darfur. The scope of the DCPSF will focus on, though is not limited to, the following areas:

  1. Support Peace Building at the Local Level
  2. Expansion of Basic Social Service Delivery
  3. Enhancing Livelihoods of Communities
  4. Improving Governance and the Rule of Law

Priority programmes and projects of the DCPSF will be implemented by a range of organizations such as UN Organizations, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs).

The DCPSF is administered by the Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF Office)  of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in accordance with its financial regulations and rules.

 

Assistance Strategy

It is generally accepted that any lasting end to the protracted conflict in Darfur will need to address the root causes of the conflict, which lie in extreme poverty as well as political and economic marginalization of the region exacerbated by environmental degradation and competition over natural resources.

The purpose of the Darfur Community Peace and Stability Fund (DCPSF) is to support the timely allocation and disbursement of donor resources to activities that help to create the conditions for stability, security, justice and social equity in Darfur. The UN and its partners will apply to this fund to support priority programmes and projects promoting peace and stability in Darfur.

The DCPSF has been designed on the following principles:

  • Each programme and project approved for funding will be in line with the purpose, scope and the criteria outlined in the DCPSF Terms of Reference (TOR);
  • Funding and implementation will be undertaken with special attention to transparency and accountability as well as to prompt delivery and efficient utilization of the provided resources;
  • Special effort will be made to forge partnerships or associations with local Civil Society Organizations, even when the activities financed will be executed by Participating UN Organizations;
  • Each activity financed from the DCPSF will explicitly incorporate capacity building aimed at developing sustainable local capacities for the long term;
  • Projects funded by the DCPSF are not eligible for Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) support and vice versa.

To support uniform and consolidated financial reporting, the DCPSF is administered by the MPTF Office of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in accordance with its financial regulations and rules.

 

Governance

Steering Committee
The overall management of the DCPSF activities is led by a Steering Committee, under the chairmanship of the UN Resident Coordinator (RC). Based in Khartoum, the Steering Committee includes key donor partners, representatives of the NGO community, UN agencies, the United Nations African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), as well as the Joint Mediation Support Team (JMST) and the Administrative Agent as ex-officio members. Membership is not fixed and may include other members if required. In accordance with the DCPSF Terms of Reference, the Steering Committee is responsible for:

  • Providing strategic guidance, principles and criteria for the identification of priorities to be funded by the DCPSF;
  • Approving proposals for DCPSF funding;
  • Reviewing and approving regular consolidated progress and financial updates and reports of the DCPSF submitted by the Technical Secretariat and Administrative Agent respectively;
  • Ensuring appropriate coordination with any initiatives from the UNAMID, as well as with the Sudan CHF.

Technical Secretariat
The Steering Committee Technical Secretariat (SCTS) provides quality assurance throughout the programme/project approval process; reviews and vets the technical and operational soundness of projects before they are submitted to the Steering Committee for approval; and streamlines the preparation and decision-making processes related to the DCPSF. The SCTS consists of five staff led by the Head of the Technical Secretariat, and works closely with UNDP as Administrative Agent. The Head of the SCTS reports to the UN Resident Coordinator as Chair of the DCPSF Steering Committee. SCTS staff work closely with the four Thematic Working Groups (TWGs) of the DCPSF and Participating UN Organizations. The SCTS is responsible for the consolidation of quarterly and annual narrative progress updates and reports received from Participating Un Organizations.

Thematic Working Groups (TWGs)
The four Thematic Working Groups (TWGs) of the DCPSF focus on: Peace building; Governance and Rule of Law; Livelihoods; and Basic Social Services. Chairs of the TWGs have been nominated by the respective heads of UN agencies. The Chairs of the TWGs usually attend the DCPSF Steering Committee, but they will be replaced by the Deputy Chair of the TWG if the proposal under review is from the agency the Chair represents.

Administrative Agent
The Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF Office) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) serves as the Administrative Agent (AA) and is responsible for concluding Standard Administrative Arrangements (SAA) with donors and Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) with Participating UN Organizations. It receives, administers and manages contributions from Donors. It disburses these funds to the Participating UN Organizations in accordance with the decisions of the DCPSF Steering Committee through its Chair. Finally, the AA prepares and submits financial reports and statements on the DCPSF account to the DCPSF Steering Committee and to each donor that has contributed to the DCPSF.

 

Decision-Making Process

Eligibility
Any Participating UN Organization or Non-UN Participating Organization that has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is eligible to receive funding from the Darfur Community Peace and Stability Fund (DCPSF). Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) or other designated institutions or entities may also receive funds from the DCPSF through these Participating UN Organizations or Non-UN Participating Organizations.

Proposal Submission
The Steering Committee Technical Secretariat (SCTC) issues quarterly policy guidelines to steer the allocation process. These guidelines will specify the available resources apportioned to fund the programme/project clusters of the DCPSF, in line with the Terms of Reference of the DCPSF: Peace building; Governance and Rule of Law; Livelihoods; and Basic Social Services. Participating UN Organizations (or Non-UN Participating Organizations), Non-Governmental Organizations and their partners are requested to submit to the Technical Secretariat proposals for DRCPF funding, in accordance with the policy guidelines.

Proposal Review & Approval Process
On a quarterly basis, the Technical Secretariat will, in coordination with the four Thematic Working Groups (TWGs):

  • Undertake a technical and budgetary appraisal of programme and project proposals, and provide recommendations to the Steering Committee for DCPSF funding;
  • Undertake an evaluation of the capacity of implementing partners.

The DCPSF Steering Committee, chaired by the UN Resident Coordinator, reviews recommended proposals submitted by the Technical Secretariat and makes decisions on the allocation of DCPSF funds. The approved programmes and projects are forwarded to the Administrative Agent (AA) for the transfer of funds to Participating UN Organizations (or Non-UN Participating Organizations). The AA makes disbursements within three (3) to four (4) business days after receipt of the instruction and appropriate documentation from the Steering Committee through its Chair. Disbursements to NGOs is made through Participating UN Organizations (or Non-UN Participating Organizations) performing an additional oversight function.

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Key Figures
Funding Status
Participating Organizations are required to submit final year-end expenditures by April 30 in the following year; Interim expenditure figures are submitted on a voluntary basis and therefore current year figures are not final until the year-end expenditures have been submitted.
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Funds with Administrative Agent
Deposits 62,317,131  
Interest and Investment Income (from Fund) + 457,443  
Interest (from Participating Organizations) + 205,497  
Total source of funds   62,980,071
Transferred to Participating Organizations 55,559,285  
Refunds from Participating Organizations - 2,631,389  
Administrative Agent Fee + 623,171  
Direct Cost + 5,324,393  
Bank Charges + 898  
Total use of funds   - 58,876,357
Balance with Administrative Agent   4,103,714
As a percentage of deposits   6.6%
Funds with Participating Organizations
Transferred to Participating Organizations 55,559,285  
Total resources   55,559,285
Participating Organizations' Expenditure 36,619,291  
Refunds from Participating Organizations + 2,631,389  
Total expenses   - 39,250,680
Balance with Participating Organizations   16,308,605
As a percentage of transfers   29.4%
Total Balance of Funds   20,412,319
As a percentage of deposits   32.8%
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Contacts

For Policy and Programme Issues

Office of the Resident Coordinator/Humanitarian Coordinator, Sudan

  • Mr Ali Al-Za'tari, United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator
  • Ms Chikako Kodama, Head Technical Secretariat (a.i), Telephone: +249 91 2151 758; E-mail: hikako.kodama@undp.org

 

For Fund Administrative Agent Issues

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Sudan

  • Ms Yvonne Helle,  Country Director, UNDP in Sudan, Telelpone: +249-18712-1002; E-mail: Yvonne.helle@undp.org

Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF Office), Bureau of Management, United Nations Development Programme; Fax: +1 212 906 6990;  

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