document and reports available upon
September 2008 – December 2012
UK (DFID): 841,529.77
Abyei Area Administration
United Nations Mission in Sudan Police
/ Correctional Service/ Human Rights
/ Civil Affairs / Protection of Civilians,
Abyei Human Rights Society and Abyei
person in UNDP:
Programme Manager, a.i.
The Support to the Abyei Civil Administration
Project started in November 2008. The project
was created following the signing of the
Abyei Road Map on 8 June 2008 to end violence
that erupted in Abyei in May 2008 resulting
in more than 60,000 people being displaced.
The Road Map seeks to address issues related
to security arrangements, the return of
IDPs, interim arrangements for the Abyei
Area Administration (AAA), and an arrangement
for final settlement. It aims also to contribute
to peace and stability in Abyei through
support to the establishment of the civil
administration in Abyei in furtherance of
the Road Map for the Return of IDPs and
the Abyei Protocol.
To support the establishment of a functional
civil administration and Joint Integrated
Police Units (JIPU) through infrastructure
and technical advisory support, including
construction of civil administration and
police premises, formulation of a legislative
and regulatory framework for governance,
urban planning and capacity development
for the provision of public goods and services.
of the project's major achievements
• Developed a layout plan for a proposed
Abyei Township Truck parking (for 100 trucks)
incorporating plot layouts for small scale
industries and convenience shops.
• Supported the development of an
interim basic law for Abyei through facilitation
of public consultations between the Council
and civil society representatives in Abyei;
and translation of the draft bill from English
• Provided technical support in the
recruitment of senior staff for the Finance
and Economic Planning Department.
• Supported the Abyei Area Administration
Finance and Economic Planning Department
in drafting a Public Financial Management
and Accountability Act, and drafting Public
• Conducted training for 26 AAA staff
from finance units of all departments.
• Trained 65 civil servants in budget
preparation and management.
• Supported the construction and furnishing
of offices and accommodation for the new
Abyei Area Administration.
• Renovated 4 old buildings and handed
over to AAA for use by the Finance, and
Public Utilities departments.
• Provided communication equipment,
office furniture and equipment, stationery
and medical items to support the establishment
of the JIPU.
• Completed the construction of a
police station in Agok after the May 2008
• Renovated the Abyei Police Station
offices block; holding cells; and registry.
• Renovated the Abyei Justice and
Confidence Center following the May 2008
• Completed construction of accommodation
and dining hall for the JIPU.
• Completed construction of Abyei
Legislative Council building (parliament)
• Trained 319 Joint Integrated Police
Unit (JIPU) officers of different ranks
in human rights, basic crime investigation
and other policing aspects.
• Provided advisory support to the
Sudan National Survey for the on-going Master
Plan preparation of the Abyei Township.
• Supported training for 109 JIPU
officers on the ‘Principles of Prison
Management and UN Minimum Standard Rules
for the Treatment of Prisoners’.
• Conducted training for 40 AAA Civil
Servants in Basic IT. Supported capacity
assessment and screening/evaluation of civil
servants; development of an Electronic Payroll
System, and payment procedures; and development
of a discussion paper on single pool/single
• Conducted community policing sessions
for 40 police officers; 45 Payam and Buma
Administrators; and 37 community
• Trained 15 members of the Paralegal
Association Executive Committee on financial
management, and legal aid