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AFTCS/TDRP Team Visits Ex-combatant Project Site in Burundi

March 20th, 2014

AFTCS/TDRP Team Visits Ex-combatant Project Site in Burundi

 

As part of a support mission to the Republic of Burundi’s Commission Nationale charge de la Démobilisation, de la Réinsertion et de la Réintégration des ex-combattants (CNDDR), a team from AFTCS/TDRP has held meetings with CNDDR in Bujumbura this week.

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TDRP, Partners Discussed South Sudan DDR in Nairobi, Kenya

March 2nd, 2014

TDRP, Partners Discussed South Sudan DDR in Nairobi, Kenya

 

Representatives from the World Bank/TDRP, South Sudan National DDR Commission (NDDRC) and Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC) met in a two-day workshop on March 4 and 5 at the World Bank offices in Nairobi. World Bank staff from the South Sudan country office also participated in the workshop's open sessions.

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DDR Vocational Training Report Published

February 2014

DDR Vocational Training Report Published

 

In March 2013, a team of TDRP consultants led by Dr. Anthony Finn carried out a mixed-methods survey of DDR vocational training in Rwanda. The objective of this research study was to explore the efficacy and sustainability of the outcomes from vocational training delivered in DDR programs.

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Une équipe du TDRP et de l'AFTCS ont rencontré la CRDR à Kigali et visité plusieurs sites du projet dans la Province du Sud du Rwanda.

Decembre 2013

AFTCS/TDRP team visit ex-combatant projects in Rwanda, met with RDRC

 

As part of a support mission to the Rwanda Demobilization and Reintegration Commission (RDRC), a team from the TDRP and AFTCS held meetings with the RDRC in Kigali and visited a number of RDRC project sites in Rwanda's Southern Province.

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South Sudan's DDR Pilot Reintegration Project Presented in Berlin

December 2013

South Sudan's DDR Pilot Reintegration Project Presented in Berlin

 

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.

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Enhancing Economic Opportunities for Vulnerable Groups in LRA-Affected Areas

December 2013

Enhancing Economic Opportunities for Vulnerable Groups in LRA-Affected Areas

 

The World Bank Fragile States, Conflict & Social Development Unit's (AFTCS) Transitional Demobilization and Reintegration Program (TDRP) supported thousands of conflict-affected and vulnerable people in areas of Central Africa ravaged by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) conflict.

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Ex-combatants Received Start-Up Kits in South Sudan

November 2013

Ex-combatants Received Start-Up Kits in South Sudan

 

An important milestone in South Sudan's new National DDR Program was reached today after 220 of the 290 ex-combatants participating in the pilot DDR program received start-up kits on the area of vocational training they recently completed at the Mapel Transitional Facility as part of the Pilot Reintegration Project.

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Great Lakes Peace Cup Tournament Nominated for Sport Event of the Year

October 2013

TDRP Supporting the Pilot Reintegration Program for Ex-combatants in South Sudan

 

AFTCS/TDRP's pilot project, the Great Lakes Peace Cup Tournament, has been selected as one of the three nominees for the Sport Event of the Year Award rewarded by L'Organisation pour la Paix par le Sport (Peace and Sport) to initiatives and people who have outstandingly contributed to peace and social stability through sport.

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TDRP Supporting the Pilot Reintegration Program for Ex-combatants in South Sudan

October 2013

TDRP Supporting the Pilot Reintegration Program for Ex-combatants in South Sudan

 

290 ex-combatants graduated from the Mapel Transition Facility in Western Bahr el Ghazal on September 18, 2013 as part of South Sudan's Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) program which lasts a year. The ex-combatants received three months of vocational training and rehabilitation at the transition facility.

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The TDRP's Community Reintegration Project in the Central African Republic has already reached 28,000 beneficiaries

November 2012

The TDRP's Community Reintegration Project in the Central African Republic has already reached 28,000 beneficiaries

 

Thirteen months into the implementation of the Community Reintegration Project in the Central African Republic (CAR), the project is improving the lives of targeted communities through infrastructure rehabilitation, agriculture training and equipment, and social reconciliation.

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African Union Adopts 3-year DDR Capacity Program in Addis Ababa

October 2012

African Union Adopts 3-year DDR Capacity Program in Addis Ababa

 

On September 29, 2012, the AU Peace and Security Department (PSD), with representatives of member states, Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and Regional Mechanisms for conflict prevention, management and resolution (RMs), endorsed a new 3-year program to strengthen the AU capacity for planning and implementing DDR programs on the African continent.

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Burundi Wins Inaugural Great Lakes Peace Cup

September 2012

Burundi Wins Inaugural Great Lakes Peace Cup

 

Bubanza FC of Burundi has been crowned as the winner of the first Great Lakes Peace Cup, which was concluded in the Ugandan capital Kampala on Saturday 22 September. Bubanza won 2-1 in a tense, exciting game against Winterbury FC of Gulu, Uganda.

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The Great Lakes Peace Cup: Uniting Communities around Football

July 2012

The Great Lakes Peace Cup: Uniting Communities around Football

 

On September 21 and 22, 2012, 60 young men from Uvira (Democratic Republic of Congo), Bubanza (Burundi), Kigali (Rwanda) and Gulu (Uganda), will gather at Makerere University Stadium in Kampala for the Great Lakes Peace Cup Final.

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When a DDR specialist meets another DDR

June 2012

When a DDR specialist meets another DDR

 

In Juba, technical staff from neighboring countries share their experiences with colleagues in the South Sudan DDR Commission.

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Learning from DDR to strengthen women's livelihoods in Uganda

May 2012

Learning from DDR to strengthen women's livelihoods in Uganda

 

On Tuesday May 2, 2012, a group of 45 gathered at the Protea Hotel in Kampala to discuss the achievements of the Amnesty Commission’s Demobilization and Reintegration project (UgDRP), as well as the results of several studies conducted by the TDRP at the close of the project.

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63 new homes for disabled ex-combatants in Rwanda

May 2012

63 new homes for disabled ex-combatants in Rwanda

 

On March 29, 2012, the Rwanda Demobilization and Reintegration Commission (RDRC) handed over 63 new homes to disabled ex-combatants living in the Eastern Province and in Kigali.

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Learning from DDR to strengthen women's livelihoods in Uganda

November 2011

Learning from DDR to strengthen women's livelihoods in Uganda

 

At a recent workshop in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, jointly organized by TDRP and DPKO, 40 participants discussed what national ownership meant in their efforts to disarm, demobilize and reintegrate (DDR) combatantst.....

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The African Union, the United Nations and the
World Bank join forces to enhance DDR in Africa

October 2011

In The Democratic Republic of Congo Ex-combatatants showcase the fruit of their labor

 

The three bodies are developing a program to enhance DDR support to African States....

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In The Democratic Republic of Congo
Ex-combatatants showcase the fruit of their labor

September 2011

In The Democratic Republic of Congo Ex-combatatants showcase the fruit of their labor

 

The Unité d’Exécution du Programme National de Désarmement, Démobilisation et Réintégration (implementing unit of the national program for DDR in Congo - UEPNDDR) is organizing from September 22 to 25 a Fair of demobilized combatants...

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50 Research Activities in Six Countries: The Vast Program of the Facility for Quality Enhancement and Innovation

August 2011

50 Research Activities in Six Countries: The Vast Program of the Facility for Quality Enhancement and Innovation

 

Since early 2010, the TDRP team has developed and is implementation a large program of research and evaluation of DDR projects in the Great Lakes region...

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Promoting Cross-Country Learning in DDR Projects

May 2011

Promoting Cross-Country Learning in DDR Projects

 

Over three days in late March 2011, 12 evaluation specialists from six different national DDR commissions gathered in Nairobi, Kenya, to share experiences and learn from each other...

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The search for better economic opportunities motivates Ugandan ex-combatants to migrate

May 2011

The TDRP interviewed ex-combatants in Uganda to find out why about 3 out of 10 decide to move away from where they initially reintegrated

 

The TDRP interviewed ex-combatants in Uganda to find out why about 3 out of 10 decide to move away from where they initially reintegrated...

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$8.6 million TDRP Grant to Central African Republic Fosters Community Reintegration

May 2011

Anton Baaré, Conseiller DDR Principal, est responsable des activités de DDRnet.

 

The TDRP is financing an $8.6 million community reintegration project in the Central African Republic (CAR). The project targets primarily the youth in Northern provinces...

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Study on Ex-Combatant Associations in DR Congo Reveals More Social Than Economic Benefits

April 2011

Anton Baaré, Conseiller DDR Principal, est responsable des activités de DDRnet.

 

The TDRP interviewed members of associations in six different cities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to study the role of associations in the reintegration of ex-combatants...

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Burundi: Looking for synergies to enhance reintegration prospects of ex-combatants

January 2011

Burundi: Looking for synergies to enhance reintegration prospects of ex-combatants

 

In Burundi, the Emergency Demobilization and Transitional Reintegration Program is seeking ways to coordinate the project's reintegration support with other programs to provide better opportunities for ex-combatants...

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DDRnet: An information network for DDR practitioners

October 2010

Goma, RDC Un ex-combatant fait de la menuiserie grâce à une formation reçue pendant la réintégration.

 

DDRnet is a mechanism for professionals working on disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) activities to exchange views and experiences, and to learn from each other. The network focuses on topics related to the transition from DDR activities to broader development...

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Building up the Facility for Quality Enhancement

July 2010

Goma, RDC Un ex-combatant fait de la menuiserie grâce à une formation reçue pendant la réintégration.

 

Three months after launching the idea of a facility to support reintegration activities in the Great Lakes countries, the TDRP team has already identified a few common threads of work based on four scoping missions in the region. A few more visits will enable the team to bring all of the countries' needs to light and put together a comprehensive implementation plan to respond to them...

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TDRP's regional agenda gets a boost at Brussels meetings

May 2010: Participants in two expert seminars agreed to give the TDRP an important coordination role in the Great Lakes region

TDRP’s regional agenda gets a boost at Brussels meetings

 

Two groups of high level diplomats and experts gathered in Brussels in late April under the auspices of the TDRP. The first group took a reflective look at peace negotiations in the Great Lakes region after Africa's first world war to draw lessons. The second looked forward at ways to address the foreign armed groups that continue to destabilize the region...

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Enhancing the reintegration of ex-combatants:
How can the TDRP help?

March 2010: The TDRP plans to set up a quality enhancement facility to support reintegration activities in the Great Lakes.

Enhancing the reintegration of ex-combatants:
      How can the TDRP help?

 

The R in DDR, reintegration, is the hardest part of post-conflict work. Unlike disarmament and demobilization, which are finite and have fairly clear indicators of success, reintegration is a long-term process...

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