Support to Police and Prisons in Southern Sudan

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• Project Document
Location: All ten states of Southern Sudan
Duration: May 2007 – June 2011
Focus area: Democratic Governance
Contributions(USD): IDA: 4,544,299
Govt Sudan: 9,917,032
Japan: 2,000,000
DFID: 78,283
USAID: 1,534,679
Norway: 1,612,903
Strategic Partnership: 5,386,715
UNDP: 344,806
Partners: Government of Southern Sudan (GoSS) Ministry of Internal Affairs,
The Southern Sudan Police Service,
The Southern Sudan Prison Service
Delivery(USD): 2010: 11,055,428
2009: 7,256,051
2008: 9,815,000
2007: 761,000
Contact person in undp: Arike James, Project Manager ai/ Programme Analyst
The Police and Prisons Project aims to support the Government of Southern Sudan (GoSS) in realizing two of its stated priorities – implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) and peaceful conflict resolution within Southern Sudan – by creating an enabling environment for the promotion and protection of human rights and the rule of law after decades of conflict and insecurity.

The project also aims to promote the re-orientation of the services from military to civilian. By working directly with Government of Southern Sudan (GoSS), the Police and Prisons Services, traditional authorities, and civil society actors, UNDP is supporting the establishment of sustainable, accountable, and transparent law and justice systems in Southern Sudan so that all can enjoy the benefits of peace, security, and justice. Designed for implementation in 2007 – 2010, the project focused on support to infrastructure development, training and organizational development of the Police and the Prisons Services in Southern Sudan with an overall budget of US$ 45 million. The total allocation received by the project is US$36,611,745 in two Phases, i.e. in phase I (2007-08) US$16,611,745 and in Phase II (2010) US$20,000,000.

Phase II of the project is the continuation of project activities started in Phase I, taking into account lessons learnt and following a results-based project management approach. Phase II consolidates the results achieved in Phase I and completes all remaining activities. It also lays the groundwork for the design of a new, technically oriented project. Recently, the project has been expanded to provide strategic and targeted support to the Southern Sudan Police Service (SSPS) with regard to training and placement of new police officers.
The six result areas of the project are:

• Renovation of key police infrastructure
• Capacity building of the police service
• Renovation of key prison infrastructure
• Capacity building of the prison service
• Strategic support to police and prisons services
• A professional police force for Southern Sudan trained through the Academy and other established institutions.

The project’s main objective is to restore a quarter of the network of police stations and central prisons in Southern Sudan, and focus on institutional capacity building through technical advice, mentoring and on-the-job training.

Snapshots of the project's major achievements

Phase I

1) Support to Police
Renovation of Juba Police Training Centre and renovation/construction of police headquarters in six state capitals: Bor (Jonglei State), Kwajok (Warrap State), Malakal (Upper Nile State), Torit (Eastern Equatoria State), Wau (Western Bahr el Ghazal State) and Yambio (Western Equatoria State).

Police Capacity Building

• Placement of a senior police advisor in the Ministry of Internal Affairs and with the Inspector General of Police to provide advice on policy and strategic management issues
• Financial support of 13 Cadet Officer trainees attending a one-year Cadet Officers course in Uganda, in cooperation with the Uganda Police Force
• Technical and financial support for the Southern Sudan Road Safety Campaign Project, including training course for Traffic Police Directors and their deputies in the ten states
• Advisory support to the Southern Sudan Police Service Project Development Committee for coordination of all assistance activities targeting the police service; and to the curriculum committee for the elaboration and revision of a Police Code of Conduct and a standardized training curriculum and drafting of a decentralization policy for the police service.
• Financial support for a workshop on gender and children’s desks and related issues for executive and senior police managers
• Technical support to the Dr. John Garang Unified Police Training Centre, Rajaf

2) Support to Prisons
Renovation and construction (including provision of furniture and equipment) of prisons in Aweil (Northern Bahr el Ghazal State) and first two phases of construction of prison in Bor.

Prison Capacity Building

• Placement of a senior advisor with the Director General of Prisons
• Development of a Code of Conduct for prisons staff in accordance with international standards (by UNMIS Corrections in collaboration with the Prisons Service and UNDP)
• Development of a Logistics and Asset Management System
• Training of prison service recruits
• Training of trainers for incident management and prison security

Phase II
1) Support to Police

• Construction of classroom at Police Training Centre, Malakal
• Construction of Police Headquarters and Training Centre, Aweil
• Installation of Rubb Halls (large tent like structures) in Bor and Kwajok
• Construction of three county police stations
• Construction of 11 payam level police stations
• These facilities will also be provided with furniture and equipment through the project

2) Support to Prisons
Construction of prisons in Bor (phase 3), Juba, Malakal, Wau and Yambio. Construction of a prison clinic in Rumbek (Lakes State). Furniture and equipment is also being provided under the project.





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