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Project ID:00066685Description:PBF/SLE/A-4 Impl of the Repara
Peacebuilding Fund
Start Date *: 31 Dec 2008
Democratic Governance -W1
End Date*: 30 Apr 2011
Country: Sierra Leone Project Status: Financially Closed
  Participating Organization:   IOM - International Org Migration

Project Description:

Since the civil war in Sierra Leone ended in January 2002, some effort has been made to establish the mechanisms, structures and systems to implement the Reparations Program as recommended by the TRC. However these have not yet been translated into concrete programmes that will directly alleviate the plight of the severely war affected persons. Therefore most of the victims still remain in dire need of assistance whilst some remain unidentified; especially victims of sexual violence who as a result of the stigma attached may not be willing to openly declare the harm suffered. There is therefore the compelling need to urgently provide remedies to those persons identified by the TRC as victims of the war.

 This project is aimed at establishing a Reparations Unit within NaCSA (the agency recommended by the TRC to take the lead in implementing the reparations programme) that will operationalize the strategy and plans developed by the Reparations Task Force to  identify victims and provide the necessary support and/or socials services to them.. It is envisaged that the success of this programme will invaluably contribute to national reconciliation and enhance the peace consolidation process.


Development Goal:

Meeting Government’s legal obligation in the Lomé Peace Agreement of 7th July 1999 and fulfilling the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Report of October 2004 to restore the human rights and dignity of the war victims through the implementation of a reparations programme constituting, in combination and as appropriate, restitution, compensation for harm, and rehabilitation in mind, body and status.  The goal of the project therefore is to contributing to increased justice, security and Peace building.


Immediate Objective:

1.0    Contribute to an improved capacity of the Reparations Directorate of National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA) for the implementation of the Reparations Program.

2.0 Contribute to improved human dignity of the victims of the conflict  through a reparations program


Outputs and Key Activities:

1.1  A Special Unit for Reparations is established, office spaces acquired and furnished

1.2  Technical consultants recruited

1.3  National Staff recruited

1.4  NaCSA Management Unit provided with logistic capacity

1.5 Capacity of Relevant Staff Built in managing reparation.

1.6  A five year strategic plan for continued support for reparations developed and operationalized


2.1  A database on profile of war victims established.

2.2  Government, Victims, Civil Society, donors and other stakeholders sensitized on the reparations program

2.3  A Special Fund for War Victims established and operationalized

2.4  Reparations sub-projects for War Victims implemented



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