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of Ex-combatants and Support to Communities in the Central African Republic
consists of four main components:
and reduction of small arms - Rather than exchanging arms for money,
which only feeds into a black market in arms, the project seeks to provide
individuals with economic alternatives to the use of arms.
and Reintegration of Ex-Combatants - This component works to create
the conditions on which peace and security can be built by supporting
a group that could otherwise threaten security. Reintegration activities
will be determined in collaboration with the targeted prefectures following
an economic and market analysis in order to identify viable economic
options in each prefecture. Micro-enterprise projects in vital sectorsagriculture,
mining, reconstruction activities, etc.will also be supported.
In all cases, ex-combatants will receive personalized support and individualized
follow-up to ensure the greatest possible success. Families of ex-combatants
will be involved from the beginning of the reintegration phase.
the Capacities of Communities of Return to Ensure a Sustainable Reintegration
of Ex-combatants - The successful reintegration of ex-combatants
depends upon the absorptive and welcoming capacity of the communities
of return. Activities under this component will include the rehabilitation
of infrastructures, both social and economic, the creation of income-generating
activities, as well as activities aimed at reconciliation and dialogue.
for Development - In order to counter the perception of injustice
that can result from provision of targeted aid to those who participated
in the violence and destruction, the population at large needs to benefit
directly. Activities need to reconstruct and support the social tissue
of the community and help ensure a sense of security and stability upon
which further development can take place. Local civil society and local
administration will receive technical, logistical and operational support
to identify, prioritize and implement interventions that will best help
to re-establish security in targeted communities.
Grant Agreement between UNDP and the World Bank has been signed. The first
tranche of US$3.3 million was disbursed in October 2004.
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