undp-and-darfur-land-commission-reach-an-agreement-on-strengthening-land-management-for-peaceful-coexistence-in-darfurAug 22, 2016UNDP Sudan and the Darfur Land Commission have signed today an agreement on Strengthening Land Management for Peaceful Coexistence in Darfur within the overall objective and context of the Darfur Development Strategy. Representing the Darfur Land Commission, Eng. Mohamed Abdulrahman Modalal, asserted that the issue of Land management is a priority for the Commission given its importance in the peace and stability of Darfur. He further welcomed UNDP’s efforts to build the capacity of the Land Management Commission given UNDP’s expertise in the fields of conflict prevention, social cohesion, institutional building and Rule of Law and Governance. He further asserted that the commission is currently undergoing a project that surveys natural resources of Darfur which will further help in Land Management for Peaceful Coexistence in Darfur UNDP Country Director Selva Ramachandran commended the signing of this important agreement highlighting that the securing land tenure could serve as a mitigation mechanism for many conflicts Darfur which paves the way for sustainable recovery and reconstruction in the five Darfur states. The Strengthening Land Management For Peaceful Coexistence in Darfur project will be implemented jointly by UNDP, UN Habitat and FAO in full partnership with the Darfur Land Commission and the Voluntary Return and Resettlement Commission of the Darfur Regional Authority, the relevant ministries in the five Darfur states , Farmers associations and Nomadic Councils taking into account customary laws and mediating channels that have been historically used in Darfur.
Sudan Launches National SDGs Media CampaignAug 20, 2016Aug 20, 2016, Khartoum - With the presence of the State Minister of Welfare and Social Security, the Secretary General of the national Population Council (NPC), and the United Nations Resident Representative. The Minister of Information launched the National SDGs Media Campaign.
UNDP celebrates the International Youth Day 2016 in DarfurAug 12, 2016UNDP and United Nations Volunteers celebrate the 2016 International Youth Day in Darfur, Sudan through the Youth Volunteers Rebuilding Darfur project
UNDP launches piloting of women’s empowerment networkJul 26, 2016image The Country Director of UNDP Sudan Selva Ramachandran has today signed partner agreements with members of a civil society women’s network
Better together: a common approach to sustainable return in North DarfurJun 23, 2016“It is simply not enough to save a person’s life. We don’t want to leave them in extreme vulnerability either. The moral imperative extends all the way to reducing and eliminating needs”. Stephen O’Brien, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul.
Make Cheese Make PeaceMay 15, 2016Azaza was one of the priority communities to be selected as a Community Security and Stabilization Programme (C2SP) target location given the presence of large numbers of displaced people nomads and farmers affiliated with different tribes in the state
Promoting the Rule of Law and Access to Justice in SudanApr 24, 2016April 24, 2016, Khartoum – The United Nations in Sudan in collaboration with Ministry of Justice held donors’ Conference on Promoting Rule of Law and Access to Justice under the Global Focal Point settings at Al Salam Rotana today. The conference was attended by key partners from the UN system, national government and international community.
Switzerland commits $1m to Darfur LivelihoodsApr 20, 2016UNDP and the Swiss Development Cooperation Agency signed today an agreement which will grant $1m to promote sustainable livelihoods of Darfuri people. The Swiss funded Darfur Livelihoods and Recovery Project works to improve natural resource management and reduce natural resource-based conflicts and to strengthen the role of economic actors and public institutions linked to value chains and market during the period between 2016 and the end of 2017.
Bringing Stability to CommunitiesMar 28, 2016March 27, 2016, Khartoum— The Government of Japan has allocated a total of USD 2 million to support UNDP’s Community Stabilization Programme in the southern border states and an additional USD 2 million for the creation of youth employment in Eastern Sudan.
Broadening Darfur’s Peacebuilding PlatformMar 16, 2016Khartoum, March 16, 2016 – Amongst the presence of key national partners, international community and official representatives from Sudan Presidency’s office, the Federal Minister of Finance Mr. Badraddeen Mahmoud on behalf of the Government of Sudan -signed today the first cost sharing agreement with UNDP to support the Darfur Internal Dialogue and Consultations project (DIDC) with a total contribution of SDG 6.4 million (equivalent to USD 2 million.)