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20 Sep 2017 description

1. SUMMARY

During this quarter, the TDRP made progress in supporting implementation for the next phase of the African Union DDR Program (DDRCP), maintains its technical and financial assistance provided at the country level in CAR, Mali, DRC, Yemen and continues to monitor events in South Sudan. This report contains brief updates of work undertaken at country level over this second quarter and covers progress made and the key partnership agreements reached with the African Union (AU).

22 Dec 2014 description

Pilot Reintegration Project: TDRP Key Learning Report

Executive Summary

The Pilot Reintegration Project of the Republic of South Sudan’s National DDR Programme (NDDRP) was conducted with the overall aim to test reintegration approaches and modalities, and to develop actionable lessons that can inform and improve the Republic of South Sudan’s future DDR programming. Reintegrating ex-combatants into civilian life is a major challenge and in fact the key measure of a DDR programme’s success.

11 Mar 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • TDRP participated in Global DDR Summit in December 2-3, Santa Marta, Colombia

  • South Sudan Reintegration Pilot Project entered the reintegration phase

  • DDR Facebook page reached 18,000 followers

  • Great Lakes Peace Cup tournament finalist for international Peace & Sport Award

  • African Union DDR Capacity Program Consultative Workshop

12 Dec 2013 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • TDRP programmatic extension obtained

  • AU seminar on Children Affected by Armed Conflict and UNSCR 1325 convened

  • Final evaluation of the empowerment of social-economic associations pilot project conducted

  • South Sudan Reintegration Pilot Project entered the reintegration phase

  • Official premiere of the documentary Scoring for Peace held

  • TDRP Facebook page and Scoring for Peace website created

14 Oct 2013 description

Highlights

  • Regional Activities: African Union – United Nations – World Bank/TDRP partnership expanded

  • Somalia: joint African Union/UNOAU/TDRP mission

  • South Sudan: Republic of South Sudan’s new national DDR Program and Pilot Reintegration Project

  • Implementation of the mid-term review of the Socio-economic Associations Study

  • Premiere of the TDRP documentary “Scoring for Peace” ( http://www.tdrp.net/scoringforpeace )

25 Jun 2013 description
  1. Context and Background

The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) has inflicted enormous suffering on millions of civilians in several countries of the Great Lakes and Central African regions since it began operating in the 1990s in Northern Uganda. In the 1990s and early 2000s, successive Ugandan People’s Defense Force (UPDF) operations in northern Uganda largely drove the LRA into the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), what is now Republic of South Sudan, and Central African Republic (CAR).

18 Jul 2012 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Handover of CAR Community Reintegration Project to new Project Manager and visit to the country to discuss the project and DDR with AU and UN partners

  • Progress of the AU DDR Capacity Program with visits to South Sudan and CAR, two of the countries selected early on for practical learning

  • Launch of TDRP independent evaluation

  • Trust Fund Committee Meeting with donors in Paris on June 25/26 confirms new direction for TDRP toward stabilization and recovery programming

11 Jul 2012 description

Introduction

The implementation of effective disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR) programmes in countries emerging from violent conflict are essential for building and maintaining peace and security. In many instances the disarmament and demobilisation of former combatants was achieved, but reintegration remained a challenge, due to the long-term focus and the substantial resources that are required for such a process to be successful.

12 Apr 2012 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • January 24 conference “Consolidating Peace after Conflict: the Future of DDR” shed light on the World Bank’s achievements in DDR through the two large partnerships it managed (MDRP and TDRP), and discussed how the evolving nature of conflict is changing DDR
  • Sharp increase in disbursements due to D&R operations in CAR and Rwanda
  • Enhanced communications and visibility through a revamped website and newsletter
28 Feb 2012 description

Regional Activities

High turnout for "Consolidating Peace" Conference

27 Jan 2012 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The TDRP support for the development of a DDR Capacity Program at the African Union takes shape

  • Beyond TDRP countries, technical assistance is extended to Niger and South Sudan

  • DPKO/MONUSCO officially request TDRP support for a new project on DDRRR in the Democratic Republic of Congo

  • The Facility for Quality Enhancement and Innovation continues to deliver numerous evaluations and reports on DDR programs across the Great Lakes

07 Nov 2011 description

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) combatants.

Eleven African countries and Colombia were represented. Participants included current and former heads of DDR commissions, and representatives from civil society, donor countries and multilateral organizations.

Why promote national ownership?