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Project ID:00074422Description:PBF/IRF-17 Recovery Employment
Peacebuilding Fund
Start Date *: 8 Mar 2010
PBF Immediate Response
End Date*: 31 Dec 2011
Country: Haiti Project Status: Financially Closed
  Participating Organization:   UNDP - UNDP(MDTF/PUNO only).

Project Description:

The project will improve livelihoods and create jobs thereby contributing to peace and stability through its two components: the first will recover, protect and manage a critical watershed around Gonaives by engaging local population in creating and supporting sustainable livelihoods; the second will improve sanitation in Port-au-Prince by recycling garbage into cooking briquettes and compost.


PBF Priority Area(s) and Outcomes: 

PBF Priority Area 3: Revitalize the economy and provide Immediate Peace Dividends           

PBF Outcome Area 9: Support job creation programmes and sustainable employment generation, e.g. through promotion of partnerships with private sector.


Outputs/Key Activities:

Specific outputs include:

  • Rehabilitation / construction of stonework for protection against flooding;
  • Reduction of soil erosion in key agricultural areas resulting in sustained land management and disaster mitigation;
  • Increase access to drinkable water in rural areas;
  • Sustainable revenues for 350 families and improved sanitation for 150,000 people.

Key activities include:

  • Creation of 15,350 jobs in urban and per-urban areas;
  • Reinforcement of 4,500km of ditches strengthened with stone cords covering 3,800ha and set up of sills which will retain 11,000m3 of water;
  • Safeguarding of agriculture production potential by reforesting key watersheds with 850,000 trees water in rural areas through the rehabilitation of 50 water systems;
  • Drainage dredging and cleaning;
  • Correction of ravines;
  • Access to drinkable water in rural areas through the rehabilitation of 50 water systems;
  • Creation of 350 sustainable jobs in Port-au-Prince;
  • Recycling of 35 tons a day of garbage and
  • Production and sale of cooking briquettes, compost and other materials creating revenues for the community.

The project will ensure that activities are gender-sensitive, in particular that there is specific engagement of women in the re-establishment of livelihoods.

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If you have questions about this programme you may wish to contact the RC office in Haiti or the lead agency for the programme.

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