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Project ID:00088032Description:PBF/LBR/A-11: Community-based
Peacebuilding Fund
Start Date *: 30 Oct 2013
Democratic Governance -W2
End Date*: 31 Dec 2016
Country: Liberia Project Status: Financially Closed
  Participating Organization:   UNDP - UNDP(MDTF/PUNO only).

Project Description:

This Project seeks to promote community based healing and reconciliation through the utilization of traditional justice and accountability mechanism to facilitate public disclosure, acknowledgement, and apology of human rights violations and other mass abuses committed during the civil war in local communities and to build the foundation for social cohesion and national unity and contribute to upholding basic human rights of men, women, children and people with disabilities.

PBF Outcome:

% of countries out of total PBF supported project portfolio with evidence that national reconciliation has been improved through the engagements of youth, women, marginalized groups in conflict-affected communities, playing an active role in strengthening social cohesion between potentially conflicting groups at local level.

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Expected Outcome:

Communities have adequate mechanisms for dealing with the past through the traditional Palava Hut process for truth telling, atonement and reconciliation.

 Expected outputs:

1)      INCHR capacity strengthened to lead and coordinate the National Palava Hut Programme.

2)      Studies conducted and Palava Hut methodology and operational guidelines developed

3)      Nationwide outreach conducted on the Palava Hut Programme

4)      Palava Hut process piloted in 2 communities

5)      At least 2 regional memorials constructed in hard hit war affected communities

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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.

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