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Project ID 00088059 Description PBF/LBR/D-12 Strengthening loc
Peacebuilding Fund
Start Date *: 4 Nov 2013
Youth Empower/Employ-W2
Project status Operationally Closed
Country Liberia Participating Organization   UNDP - UNDP(MDTF/PUNO only).

Project Description:

The Project is to strengthen and institutionalize on-the-ground capacity of Peace Committees to prevent, manage and resolve local conflicts within their communities and foster social cohesion.

PBF Outcome:

Strengthened capacities of 7 PCs in conflict intervention mechanisms; strengthened local ownership of peace process; community capacities in conflict management, analysis and mapping of security threats enhanced; increased collaboration and enhanced partnership between PCs and local government officials in responding to conflicts in the target communities; production of critical lessons learned from the approach and practice of conflict reduction and peace building activities.

Key Project Activities:

  1. County Peace Committees reactivated, decentralized and strengthened in 15 counties;
  2. Early Warning and Early Response centers established and functional in 3 Regional Hubs.

Key activities to be implemented to ensure delivery of these outputs are:

County Peace Committees

  • Assessment of current peace structures and ensure harmonization;
  • Training of peace committees and provision of logistical support and grants;
  • Supporting the anchoring of the peace committees in the County Council of the local government;
  • Decentralize the CPCs at community/village and district level in the 8 hub counties and expand to include the 7 additional counties;

Conflict Early Warning and Early Response:

  • Review early warning indicators and incorporate disaster risks management indicators;
  • Train (re-train) early warning  monitors/focal points in eight justice and security regional hub counties – Bong, Lofa, Nimba, Maryland, Grand Gedeh, Grand Kru, River Gee and Sinoe;
  • Establish conflict early warning and response Desks/Centres and provide logistical support at three justice and security regional hubs;
  • Review existing structures at the regional and county level and build links between the justice and security sectors at 3 regional hubs and the Community based EWER actors including the CPCs;
  • Support grants mechanism for emerging violence that threatens peace and stability for immediate intervention.
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If you have questions about this programme you may wish to contact the RC office in Liberia or the lead agency for the programme.

The person with GATEWAY access rights to upload and maintain documents for the programme:

  • Salvator Nkurunziza, Peace Building Program Coordinator; Telephone: +231 777703 814; Email:; Skype: salvator.nkurunziza
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