Building on the experience of MDRP, TDRP supports various types of activities to address regional aspects of conflict, maintain engagement with other organizations active in DDR operations in the Great Lakes Region and beyond, improve inter-organizational coordination and sharing of experiences, support capacity building and technical assistance to governments and implementing agencies, and further the analytical agenda and policy work on DDR themes.
Regional work is mostly World Bank-executed and managed by TDRP’s Technical Team where strategic alliances with other organizations as well as discrete sub-projects implemented and managed by specialized agencies are sought. By working with these organizations and specialized agencies, TDRP is able to leverage its resources, take advantage of comparative advantages of outside agencies, and enrich the discussion on DDR in the region with diverse viewpoints, experiences and backgrounds.
Activities of regional nature supported by TDRP include:
Analytical work: TDRP takes advantage of opportunities for learning that a unique regional multi-country DDR program offers, and deepen the understanding of DDR's contribution to security and development.
Capacity building and training: In the interest of sustainability, TDRP seeks to identify the best placed regional institution to serve as the repository of knowledge and skills on DDR developed by the MDRP/TDRP and to build its capacity to that end. TDRP also supports regional capacity building activities for governments involved in DDR, following on the work of the MDRP's Technical Coordination Group.
Study tours, meetings, conferences and other events: TDRP supports the gathering of DDR actors in various configurations depending on needs identified, following on the MDRP's Technical Coordination Group.
Pilots and other learning activities: TDRP supports sub-projects aimed at piloting new approaches to DDR and related activities, generating lessons and identifying successful approaches for scaling up.