Ex-combatants Received Start-Up Kits in South Sudan
South Sudan's DDR Pilot Reintegration Project Presented in Berlin
Dr. Klaus Muller, KfW Director Head of East and West Africa
The South Sudan DDR Pilot Reintegration Project was the topic of the day at a presentation to German officials in Berlin, Germany on Monday, December 2nd. The presentation included opening remarks by Dr. Klaus Muller of KfW, an introduction and background to the programme by Chairperson William Deng Deng of the NDDRC, a presentation of Mid-Term Review initial findings by independent consultants Dr. Anthony Finn and Christina Kukenshoner, and a discussion of the way forward by Deputy Chairperson Majur Mayor Machar of the NDDRC.
NDDRC Chairperson William Deng Deng
The discussion and audience questions were chaired by Dr. Tina Low of KfW and Aki Stavrou of the TDRP. The meeting was attended by representatives of a number of German Government Ministries, Norwegian People's Aid, a number of civil society organisations, the press, as well as UNMISS and UNESCO. The nationally-led pilot DDR programme is serving 290 former combatants and is the first step in a process building to the country's full DDR programme. The reintegration project includes four components: Livelihoods Support, Community Support Projects, Capacity Building and Monitoring and Evaluation which work together to achieve both service and learning objectives. The pilot began in April 2013 and will close in June 2014.