Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Background Darfur Community Peace and Stability Fund (DCPSF) was established by late 2007 as a UN Multi-Partnership Trust Fund (MPTF) mechanism that supports community-level peacebuilding activities and fosters social cohesion by drawing diverse communities together through processes of dialogue, mediation, and reconciliation. The rationale of DCPSF is that alongside any progress in the local peace process, there needs to be a community-based, bottom-up approach to the stabilization of Darfur and the creation of conditions for local peace, and equitable and sustainable growth. DCPSF supports initiatives which aim to restore trust and confidence between diverse communities in Darfur and respond to root causes and triggers of conflict.
DCPSF has made significant progress in promoting conflict-sensitive approaches that seek to engage diverse communities in processes of trust and confidence building. Two central elements of this approach have been through supporting the establishment or revitalization of local mechanisms for resolving and through preventing conflicts and providing tangible inputs which respond to and address root causes and triggers of conflict.
Through this approach, DCPSF-funded activities and processes have enabled diverse communities to coalesce around a common agenda towards reconciliation and peaceful coexistence at a local level. However, the new context requires the addition of more dimensions to DCPSF interventions. In this new era for DCPSF and Darfur, it is crucial to mainstream gender equality in all project activities, and work in a coordinated manner with all peacebuilding actors, towards a common goal and better results.
Conflict dynamics in Darfur revolve around unresolved disputes over land, livelihood, and natural resources, prevalence of weapons, sexual violence, armed group activities, tensions around IDPs and host communities, as well as between returnees and communities, including new settlers. The drivers of the conflict in Darfur are complex, multi-level, politicized and encompass local, national, regional, and international dimensions simultaneously. An understanding of historical causal factors is required since each cycle of conflict has led to the current dynamics in the region.
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Objective of the Assignment
The DCPSF launched a Call for Proposals from Friday 11th of September 2020 to Thursday 1 of October 2020. The Call for Proposals published guidance note and annexes, e.g. result framework, key thematic and priority areas, and technical eligibility criteria will be the base and reference for reviewing and assessing submitted proposals. Proposals recommended for funding by the Appraisal Team will be presented to the DCPSF Steering Committee\
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