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Project ID 00066702 Description PBF/EMER/7 Emergency Vol (KEN)
Fund
Peacebuilding Fund
Start Date *: 31 Dec 2008
Theme
PBF Emergency Window -W3
Project status Operationally Closed
Country Kenya Participating Organization   UNDP - UNDP(MDTF/PUNO only).
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Project Description:

The prevailing post election crisis in Kenya calls for a quick and radical response with conflict resolution mechanisms. An emergency volunteer scheme has been conceived to respond to the crisis since local and public mechanisms for service delivery are under stress. The scheme shall utilise available volunteer energy to provide avenues for community healing, reconciliation peace building and service delivery.

 

Development Goal: Anchoring on volunteerism contribute to the promotion of conflict resolution, peace building and support the delivery of services in Kenya.

 

Immediate Objective:

i. Engage volunteers and through orientation and training, instil a sense of responsibility and empower them with skills and necessary tools to initiate counselling, peace, reconciliation and recovery in their affected neighbourhoods.

ii. Harness positive attitude in the neighbourhoods so as to enable reconciliation and the recovery process.

iii. Supplement human resource capacity for distributing food and non-food items.

iv. Monitoring and evaluating the impact of the Emergency Volunteer Scheme so as to inform national level strategies for conflict resolution peace building early recovery and service delivery through volunteer action.

 

Outputs/Key Activities:

Transformation for peace building in the neighbourhoods and the nation of Kenya.

i. Volunteers engaged and trained on volunteerism, conflict resolution and transformation, peace-building, handling trauma, counselling community security, control of proliferation of small/crude arms, humanitarian response and early recovery.

ii. Sensitisation and training undertaken at neighbourhood level by the volunteer as a mechanism of harnessing the community towards reconciliation, peace building and recovery.

iii. Neighbourhoods that are in need supported to access food, non-food items and offered with counselling services.

iv. Impact of the project documented to inform national level strategies for conflict resolution peace building early recovery and service delivery through volunteer action.

 

Procurement:

UNDP will receive and manage the funds and provide financial reports on project expenditure. UNV will act as the project implementing partner .and will oversee substantive day to day follow-up of project activities.

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