and Other Events
or other events are currently scheduled.
tour to Sierra Leone
9-16, 2004 ~ Sierra Leone)
The MDRP Secretariat
and representatives of the national demobilization and reintegration programs
went on a study tour to Sierra Leone to explore the strategies for and
outcomes of reintegration efforts targeting demobilized ex-combatants.
The Sierra Leone DRP is considered a success by the Government of Sierra
Leone, the UN, and the international development community in general.
The program is currently coming to a close after successfully disarming
and demobilizing approximately 70,000 combatants, and providing reintegration
assistance to almost 60,000. The Sierra Leone experience holds many lessons
related to reintegration program design, the challenges implementing agencies
may face, and provides an opportunity to directly assess the results of
such interventions on the lives of ex-combatants and the communities to
which they return.
information, please see the study tour report:
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Workshop on Monitoring and Evaluation/Management Information Systems (M&E/MIS)
(August 11-16, 2003 ~ Kibuye, Rwanda)
main objectives of this three-day workshop and two day field exercise
were to: (i) improve understanding of national DDR program staff of M&E
and MIS solutions for program management; (ii) improve management of various
program components; and (iii) help to improve production of relevant monitoring
and evaluation data within the MDRP. The agency for German Technical Cooperation
(GTZ) took the lead in conducting the workshop, with MDPR support.
more about the outcomes of this workshop, please refer to the workshop
Coordination Group (TCG) Workshop
(July 30 to August 2, 2002 ~ Luanda, Angola)
This meeting brought together representatives from seven MDRP countries
(Angola, Burundi, Republic of Congo, the DRC, Namibia, Rwanda and Uganda)
as well as representatives from several MDRP partners. The initiative
benefited from the direct experience of resource persons from three on-going
African DRPs (Chad, Ethiopia and Sierra Leone). Discussions focused on
six specific areas: (1) DRP Policy Framework; (2) Target Groups; (3) Disarmament
and Demobilization; (4) Reinsertion and Reintegration; (5) Partnerships
and Implementation Arrangements; and (6) Public Information Campaigns
concluded the workshop by identifying key learnings and implications for
their work going forward:
- DRPs are
an important vehicle towards resolving conflicts and enhancing security
in their countries. As such, they form an integral component of poverty
reduction and economic development efforts.
- The initiative
enabled participants to learn from each others' experiences and to better
appreciate the similarities and differences between their own and their
gained a deeper understanding of basic concepts and were better able
to identify possible pitfalls. It underlined the need to establish a
strong national framework and associated implementation arrangements.
were able to exchange ideas on the challenges associated with the management
of international assistance to DRPs;
confirmed that the meeting was a successful first step in the process
of building a "network of practitioners." They indicated that
the issues of social and economic reinsertion and reintegration and
implementation arrangements should be deepened in future TCG meetings.