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Project ID:00088059Description:PBF/LBR/D-12 Strengthening loc
Peacebuilding Fund
Start Date *: 4 Nov 2013
Youth Empower/Employ-W2
End Date*: 31 Dec 2016
Country: Liberia Project Status: Financially Closed
  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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