Deepening Foundations for Peace Building

The project aims at developing institutional capacities for policy formulation and implementation; deepening structures for peace building, cohesion and community security; and reducing community security threats as well as improving response to conflicts, risks and disasters. It also aims at mainstreaming peace building, reconciliation and community security in national and county development agendas.

Status:

Ongoing

Project start date:

May 2014

Estimated end date:

June 2019

Focus area:

  • risk reduction
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Kenya

    Implementing partner:

    Min. Interior&Coor of Nat Govt

    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • Government Of Japan
  • United Nations Development Pro
  • Government Of Denmark
  • Government Of Finland
  • Government Of France
  • Government Of Netherlands
  • Government Of Norway
  • Canadian International Develop
  • Department For Int'l Developme
  • Swedish Int'l Development Coop
  • European Commission
  • Dept Of For Aff & Intl Trade G
  • Amount contributed

    $13,804,040

    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2018 $3,376,965

    2017 $3,605,216

    2016 $1,138,421

    2015 $1,678,407

    2014 $1,931,126


    Background



    The programme contributes to nurturing peace and enhancing development opportunities in Kenya, with emphasis on enhancing prospects for cross-border cooperation and dialogue. More specifically, it aims to consolidate the successes of previous and on-going interventions such as the Uwiano Platform for Peace through supporting the strengthening of national capacity for conflict prevention. 

    The programme contributes to nurturing peace and enhancing development opportunities in Kenya, with emphasis on enhancing prospects for cross-border cooperation and dialogue. More specifically, it aims to consolidate the successes of previous and on-going interventions such as the Uwiano Platform for Peace through supporting the strengthening of national capacity for conflict prevention.

    The program purpose is to strengthen institutional capacity to implement and monitor gender- and human rights-sensitive Dispute Resolution Mechanisms, peace-building, conflict prevention and community security policies, strategies and plans. The program also aims to ensure coordination mechanisms in place for preparedness, early warning and timely response and recovery systems operational at national, county and community levels. The program also provides safeguards for Gender mainstreaming and adopts human rights sensitive Dispute Resolution Mechanisms in peace building, conflict resolution and community security in counties development plans and budgets, sector strategies and programmes. 

    Programme Partners:

    The Programme is co-funded by UNDP and the Government of Kenya and executed through both National and Direct modalities. The Peacebuilding and Conflict Management (PBCM) Directorate is the main Implementing agency, with other partners serving as implementing partners. These partners are  the Kenya National Focal Point on Small Arms and Light Weapons (KNFP)- an inter-agency committee charged with the coordination of action on the problem of small arms and light weapons; the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) - established under the National Cohesion and Integration Act No. 12 of 2008;  the National Drought Management Authority ( NDMA) - a state corporation mandated to promote community-based drought management initiatives; Security Research and Information Centre (SRIC)- an independent non-profit making think tank, committed to providing data and information on human security and security sector dynamics in Kenya and the sub-region of the Great Lakes and the Horn of Africa; and Partnership for Peace and Security (PfPS)- a Platform of the civil society which brings on board capacities for society mobilization, mediation and grassroots participation of CSOs.

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