MDRP also supports
special projects, which are approved and implemented according to local
needs and in close consultation with national authorities. Eligible implementing
partners include UN agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and
Special projects are generally smaller in scale, and are used to:
- Address specific, urgent issues while a national program is
being developed - MDRP may assist in projects aiming
to assist certain groups with unique needs, such as child soldiers,
or women associated with armed groups. Ex-combatants may need to be
repatriated to their country of origin.
- Provide assistance in parts of a country that are outside
of government control - In some cases, MDRP may need
to engage in D&R-related efforts in territories that are within
the political borders of the national government, but beyond its effective
This is in particular the case in the eastern Democratic Republic of
Congo. In line with the Lusaka Agreement, emergency community-based
reintegration activities are needed for groups that are not signatories
of the Agreement. The demobilization and reintegration of child soldiers
in these areas are a particular priority. All care is taken that efforts
do not have a negative impact on the Inter-Congolese Dialogue process.
All UN agencies and NGOs able to operate in these areas beyond state
control have been encouraged to develop and execute relevant activities within
the framework of the MDRP.
Currently, some 10 MDRP Special Projects are under implementation and
two have been completed. As a government develops its own capacity to
implement a national program, these special projects are integrated into
the national program framework.
For more detailed information, see:
Special Projects Guidelines (PDF 297 KB).
Special Projects Evaluation Cycle (29 KB).
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