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Project ID:00070667Description:PBF/LBR/A-3 Volunteers for Pea
Peacebuilding Fund
Start Date *: 22 Apr 2009
Democratic Governance -W2
End Date*: 31 Oct 2010
Country: Liberia Project Status: Financially Closed
  Participating Organization:   UNDP - UNDP(MDTF/PUNO only).

Project Description:

The project aims to establish a cadre of 30 youth volunteers for peace trained to diffuse potential conflicts and bring about social cohesion in the communities in the 15 counties. The volunteers will also be equipped to act as change agents who will be able to provide training of trainers programme on peace building and social cohesion to other youth groups and members of the communities thereby leading to the development of a larger number of individuals in communities who are able to understand the message of peace thereby perpetuating security and stability


Peacebuilding Impact:

The main impacts are:

  • Potential conflict at community level diffused and numbers of reported incidents of youth conflict in all 15 counties significantly reduced
  • Cascading impact of skills transferred through ToT programmes achieved
  • Mutual trust, social cohesion and community relations among youth improved



Key outcomes:

  • Youths in the communities are trained on how to diffuse potential conflicts themselves, and are able to build peace as a result of enhancement of their capacity.
  • Integration of the volunteers for peace programme into the Ministry of youth and Sports activities in the counties

Outputs and Key Activities:


  • Awareness campaigns on the volunteer for peace programme in the counties conducted by the national Youth Volunteer Service (NYVS) county Coordinators
  • 30 volunteers for peace recruited through a transparent and decentralized procedure and in accordance with an established selection criteria
  • One month induction training on peace building and conflict resolution conducted for the 30 selected volunteers
  • Volunteers deployed to counties of assignment (two in each county comprising of women and men)
  • 10% of youth in the counties trained by the volunteers for peace on how they can diffuse potential conflicts
  • Volunteer for Peace Programme integrated into the activities of the ministry of Youth and Sports and Federation of Liberian Youth in the counties


Key Activities:

  • Awareness campaigns in the communities, schools, clinics, NGOs, government ministries and other organizations to sensitize the people especially the youths on the volunteer for peace programme. Campaigns to be carried out by  the NVYS county Coordinator
  • Media campaign (radio, newspapers, community notice boards, etc) to inform the public on the programme and eligibility criteria for the Volunteer for peace recruitment purposes.
  • Develop a curriculum and training manual on peace building and conflict resolution including train the trainer module with emphasis on how to diffuse potential conflicts among youths at the community levels.
  • One month induction training for the selected 30 Volunteers for Peace
  • Assigning selected Volunteers to the counties for their assignment
  • Training of youths by the volunteers for peace on potential conflicts diffusion strategies.
  • Supervision and monitoring of the volunteers for peace activities
  • Designing a strategy for the incorporation of the Volunteer for Peace Programme in the activities of the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Federation of Liberian Youth 


Indicator and Benchmarks:

  • Media campaign reports, adverts in the dailies
  • List of selected volunteers
  • List of volunteers against their respective counties of assignment; dates volunteers report to their place of assignment
  • Number of conflict in communities decreasing; number of incidental conflicts among youths peers decreasing
  • Community social cohesion improved and strengthened
  • Number of additional youth peace ambassadors increasing through training of trainers scheme
  • Mainstreaming Volunteers for Peace Scheme Strategy developed and rolled out with the Ministry of Youth and Sports



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