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Project ID 00070899 Description PBF/LBR/D-5 High Risk Youth
Fund
Peacebuilding Fund
Start Date *: 12 May 2009
Theme
Youth Empower/Employ-W2
Project status Operationally Closed
Country Liberia Participating Organization   UNDP - UNDP(MDTF/PUNO only).
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Project Description:

Training and Capacity building of high risk youth operating informal transport services (motor cyclist) through behavioral relationship building, Highway code, code of conduct and ethics, civic education and respect for rule of law. Support to reintegration of high risk youths in the community.

 

Peacebuilding Impact:

Motorcycle riders are aware of traffic rules and procedures to ensure public safety, thus leading to improved relationship between them, the police and the communities there is a change in behavior by the riders towards their passengers and the public as a whole, thus paving the way for a change in perception by the public. These gains contribute to improved relationship building and communication and reduce the potential for violent actions, which are caused by poor relationship among the riders, Police, passengers and communities.

 

Outcome(s):

Key Outcomes:

  • well-organized mode of transport with safety standards and respect for traffic rules.
  • Enhanced capacity of the motorcycle union to manage the institution and membership peaceful co-existence in the society through improved relationship between police and motorcycle riders on one hand and motorcycle riders and the public on the other hand.

 

Outputs and Key Activities:

  • 1,5000 motorcyclist mobilized and trained in target areas
  • Leadership training workshops conducted with bike rider associations, code of conduct developed.
  • Conflict management, problem-solving and advocacy trainings conducted
  • Media and outreach activities to raise public awareness
  • Identity system with improved visibility and safety standards for 1, 5000 bike operators.
  • Community relationship-building centers established at each parking lot

 

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