Transitional Demobilization and Reintegration Program
TDRP UPDATE
April 2013
(covering TDRP Activities in March 2013)
 
    Regional Activities

Empowerment of socio-economic associations & cooperatives

Despite the crisis in Central African Republic (CAR), JUPEDEC has maintained its activities on the ground: Three workshops have taken place in Mboki, Djemah and Rafaï, providing training for 31 agricultural associations on technical cultivation and financial management. The beneficiaries have received the equipment but are still missing the seeds, blocked by the conflict in Bangui.

Teachers’ training on in-school care of children with psychosocial needs at school hasn’t yet fully started begun, due to the situation. However, the project teams in Zemio, Mboki, Obo and Rafaï have taken care of 40 trauma cases. The assessment of the psychosocial needs is on-going.

While the project is still on track, the activities have slowed down due to the current conflict in CAR. The mobility of people is being hindered due to the insecurity and to the rise in transport costs. The planned Mid-term Review is put on hold as well as the psycho-social training (funded by LOGiCA) for the implementing partner.

In Uganda, all groups are now mobilized with capacity building plans developed and training on ‘Group Dynamics and Leadership’ having been initiated and introducing village savings and loan concepts as well as financial literacy. One beneficiary from Gulu District noted that ‘these trainings, in Tanagwuzi (bananas), will help us to improve our crops and send them to the market’. During this month, a convening of trainers will serve to share experiences between the three implementation districts and will focus on how to ensure local ownership and continued relevance to daily changes in the lives of association members.

The Mid-Term Review Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been finalized and preliminary results are expected in May. Vivo is expected to start with the psycho-social training to Caritas in May, which will allow the implementing partner to provide better psycho-social support to those in need.

FQEI

Study on ICT & Social Media in DDR

On March 4-5, TDRP hosted a workshop in Durban, South Africa in collaboration with the Institute for Security Studies and the Safety and Violence Initiative affiliated the University of Cape Town.  The purpose of the workshop was to present initial findings from country studies investigating mechanisms by which ICT and Social Media can be leveraged to promote broader development initiatives, and in particular DDR and crisis response programming.  The studies were carried out in South Sudan, the Republic of Congo and Uganda.  In addition to the country team researchers, the workshop convened technology experts from the Universities of Cape Town, South Africa and Geissen, Germany while also bringing together a collection of practitioners with experience incorporating various technologies into development endeavors.  Sessions of the workshop were designed to take stock of existing innovative programs in Africa with an eye toward identification of potential initiatives to be piloted in one or more countries with ongoing or developing DDR programs, such as South Sudan.   Potential pilot options will be developed during a follow-up workshop tentatively scheduled in May 2013, bringing together potential DDR Commission partners and additional development technology practitioners. To this end the TDRP has identified a consultant currently working in South Sudan on technology for development initiatives both to support the conceptualization of the workshop, as well as to provide technology solutions for any pilot initiatives emerging from discussions.

Rwanda Study (David)

In the coming weeks, the TDRP team will finalize the Rwanda Vocational Training Study field report. A second TDRP research mission is expected to commence in DRC in May. It is anticipated that findings from both countries will identify learning that the TDRP can translate into general principles regarding the success of DDR Vocational Training, and a practice note to inform DDR programming not just in the areas studied but in other countries. The study will allow the TDRP to more accurately gauge the influencers on efficacy and sustainability of DDR vocational training and inform the design of future vocational training programs and other stabilization interventions. A synthesis of the findings from Rwanda will be presented at the Tunis Conference being held jointly with the African Development Bank in Tunis, Tunisia in June 2013.

GLR Database (Sabrina)

The Multi-country Demobilization and Reintegration Program (MDRP) identified reintegration as the weakest link of DDR. As a significant component of the Facility for Quality Enhancement and Innovation (FQEI), the TDRP-GLR database was built to evaluate the reintegration success of both the MDRP and the TDRP projects implemented in the Great Lakes region of Africa. This database project cleared and synchronized the previous studies conducted in five countries: Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Republic of Congo (RoC), Rwanda, and Uganda. These studies were conducted to gauge the progress of reintegration activities and to enable the end-program evaluation to analyze the success of the various reintegration components in the region. The respondents of these studies were composed of ex-combatants and community members and include vulnerable groups such as women, children, and the disabled. The table below presents the included studies.

Table. Dataset Summary
 Burundi The third beneficiary assessment 2011
 
  • Adult ex-combatants
 
  • Child ex-combatants
 
  • Disable ex-combatants
 
  • Community members
DRC Baseline beneficiary assessment and community dynamics survey 2010-2011
 
  • Ex-combatants
 
  • Community members
RoC Baseline beneficiary assessment and community dynamics survey 2010-2011
 
  • Ex-combatants
Rwanda Pilot 2012
 
  • SEDRP Tracer Study
 
  • SEDRP Payment Verification Study
 
  • SEDRP Community Dynamics
Uganda Baseline beneficiary assessment and community dynamics survey 2011
 
  • Ex-combatants
 
  • Community members

TDRP Conference (Murat)
The TDRP is now in the final stages of the organizing this year’s Conference, titled “History and Experience of Post-conflict Reintegration and Stabilization”, which will be held in Tunis, Tunisia in June 5-6, 2013. Bringing together speakers from the TDRP, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and African Union (AU), the conference will act as a platform through which practitioners, representatives and researchers will discuss the developments in the field, reflect on current programs and develop new ideas to address future challenges. This year, the conference will be held jointly with the AfDB and focus on key thematic areas including early reintegration efforts in the continent; vulnerable groups, economic associations, education and vocational training in DDR; and the role of Social Media in post-conflict environments. Through two large partnership programs – the MDRP (2002-2009) and the TDRP – the World Bank has been involved in demobilization and reintegration activities in Africa for more than ten years. The wealth of experience from implementing, researching and evaluating DDR programs in the Great Lakes is a valuable resource to the larger community of DDR practitioners. Through the conference, the TDRP hopes to contribute to a better understanding of the field and to the larger reflection on the questions of post-conflict reintegration and stabilization. The conference agenda will be available in TDRP website (www.tdrp.net) in May.

Technical Assistance

BurundiBurundi

From February 19 to march 6, 2013, an Implementation Support Mission was conducted in Burundi in collaboration with the Government of Burundi, to : (i) continue processing the Additional Financing with a focus on housing for disabled; (ii) follow-up with contributing donors to the Co-Financing Multi Donor Trust Fund (MDTF); and (iii) discuss key next steps for the proposed additional financing. The proposed additional grant would help finance the costs associated with (i) providing lodging for severely disabled ex-combatants, (ii) developing community participatory approach for physical rehabilitation and medical care to disabled ex-combatants, and (iii) continuing to provide transitional economic and social reintegration activities with a focus on reconciliation and conflict resolution at the local level, specifically addressing the potential for violence and intimidation in communities through a conflict mitigation initiative, and continuing support to associations of ex-combatants and other community members.

CARCentral African Republic

The Technical assistance in the country has been affected by the security situation that has deteriorated since December 2012 and has led to the withdrawal of President Bozize from power on March 24th, 2013. After two working weeks, all International consultants have been evacuated to Yaoundé with the World Bank and International staff based in Bangui. Despite this situation, the TDRP has continued to monitor with BINUCA the situation in the LRA affected zone in Obo and the activities of the four implementing agencies of the Community Reintegration Project (PRC) under OP. 7.30.

The four implementing agencies have benefited of a workshop on Bank's system PROCYS, the use and monitoring of Procurement Plan and the use of the Form 384 for recording in the system of all the a priori related procurements files to facilitate payments. While the Project was fully on track in terms of activities, because of the delays incurred due to the ongoing situation, it is no more realistic to have the activities completed by the end of June 30. Therefore the TDRP is re-assessing the activities with all the partners while the situation is closely monitored under OP.7.30.

Democratic Repblic of CongoDemocratic Republic of Congo

On March 26, the TDRP organized a Workshop on Disarmament, Demobilization and Reinser-
tion (DDR) and Poverty reduction.

The Workshop started with a projection of an interview of General Butu Luanda, leader of the FDC armed Group in North Kivu; and continued with the presentation of the DDR project in DRC.

The presenter, René Bauman, a World Bank Conflict Specialist, explained the purpose of the DDR Program and the various challenges faced during its implementation and how they have been addressed.

The Workshop was a good opportunity to clarify the audience's understanding of DDR's program. Most of the questions raised were on the success of reintegration and the links between DDR and Poverty reduction. The initiative has been very well received by the Civil Society who would welcome another session to get a deeper understanding of the DDR process.

 

Democratic Repblic of CongoRepublic of South Sudan (Aki/Alexandra)

The TDRP has been actively working to prepare for the 15 April launch of the Republic of South Sudan’s new pilot DDR program. This work included ICRS preparation and technical assistance to the National DDR Commission (NDDRC) on the pilot reintegration project. In mid-March a TDRP mission visited South Sudan to meet with stakeholders and finalize the Pilot Reintegration Project approach.  At the close of these discussions the NDDRC finalized and circulated their Project Document. At this point the TDRP released three RFPs for firms to conduct specific components of the work outlined in the project document. 

 

  DDR Operations

CARCentral Africa Republic
Community Reintegration Project

TTL: Abderrahim Fraiji

Financing: $8.6 m tdrp logo, $2m JSDF

The security situation has deteriorated rapidly in the country and especially in Bangui during this month of March 2013 with the entrance of the Seleka in the Capital on March 24th. They have taken the power in Central African Republic (CAR) and this has resulted in lootings and human abuse and violation. The four implanting agencies of the Community Reintegration Project (CRP) have also been affected. PU in Bangui and IRC in Kaga Bandoro have been completely looted, ACTED and Solidarités with minor materials. This has conducted IRC and Solidarités to suspend their activities while the implementation by the bank of the OP.7.30 will affect the ongoing activities of ACTED and PU.

The beneficiaries of the project have been also affected in their activities such as agricultures associations in Kabo and Kaga Bandoro, looting of plough caws in Kabo and agriculture productions, and many of them have left their villages in the Nord-Center part of the country (Kabo, Batangafo, Kaga Bandoro). The TDRP continue to monitor the activities and the security situation under OP.7.30.

 

CAR Rwanda
2nd Emergency Demobilization
and Reintegration Program

TTL: Pia Peeters
Financing: $8m IDA, $2 m Gov. of
Rwanda,
$4.5 m MDTF
flags, $4.5 m tdrp logo

A World Bank Implementation Support Mission was conducted in Rwanda from March 25 to March 29, 2013 in collaboration with the Government of Rwanda. Demobilization and Reintegration activities continue to go well, with about 2,000 ex-combatants receiving vocational training in various trades countrywide. The project has made significant progress on the mainstreaming of subcomponents on support to children, cooperatives, and on the provision of psychosocial support through strengthened partnerships with the National Commission for Children, the Rwanda Cooperative Authority, and the Ministry of Health.

 

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