DDR Dispatch Annual Review 2012
Despite the security and access challenges experienced in 2012, the provision of economic and social reintegration support to beneficiaries continued in Blue Nile and South Kordofan. The DDR and CSAC have become leading programmes in delivering tangible peace dividends in the field. In the recent surveys conducted, communities and beneficiaries noted that the activities implemented are contributing towards addressing community security, establishing livelihoods and supporting peacebuilding. This feedback is supportive of the DDR Commissioner General’s, Dr. Sulafeldeen Saleh, vision that the program is a “peace-driver” in the current context of Sudan. Overall, a complex DDR and CSAC programme is able to boast of success because of a commendable collaboration that exists among various stakeholders, including donors, DDR commission, UNDP, other UN agencies, federal institutions, state offices, national and international NGOs and the communities. Importantly, the involvement of communities and community based organizations bolstered the success of interventions even in the remote locations.
For UNDP, 2012 was also an opportunity to address and overcome former issues affecting the DDR programme in late 2010. Specifically, the follow-up audits by an independent international organisation and the Office of Audit Investigation (OAI) commended the progress of the programme and highlighted that there are no critical issues with the programme.