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Sunday, 19 November 2017

UK Promoting Stabilisation in Blue Nile and S. Kordofan

The Community Security and Stabilization Programme (C2SP) has aimed to enhance stability and peace-building by strengthening resilience and local economic development

of communities that are affected by the conflicts and displacement of population. The government of UK and Japan have supported and continue to support socio-economic infrastructure in the targeted communities of Blue Nile and South Kordofan by providing opportunities for alternative livelihoods to at risk groups and enhancement of the capacity of peacebuilding structures and mechanisms by providing peacebuilding and conflict resolution training and a platform to collaborate with existing peace ambassadors.
Animal breeding farm, small business groups and tractors and agricultural implements  like harvesters and tillers  for  rain fed and irrigated agriculture are some of the community based projects implemented in South Kordofan and Blue Nile States that offer income generation to at-risk  youth, women, refugees, IDPs and returnees, which signifies inclusive development and humanitarian-peace and development nexus.
On a recent visit of Debeibat Commissioner to the farm stated that these kind of projects support livelihoods, household food security and sustain community security among IDPs and host community. He also added that the project is in line with state government strategy which aims at promoting peaceful co-existence through enhancement of economic status of IDPs, returnees and host communities, besides nomads.   
All projects are managed by Community Management Committees trained and established to manage the socio economic infrastructure/assets exemplifies a transformation from humanitarian relief approach to an inclusive development approach with a focus on community based management rooted in sustainability of peace and development .