document and reports available upon
Abyei Area Administration
United Nations Mission in Sudan Police
United Nation Mission in Sudan Correctional
UNMIS Human Rights; Civil Affairs; and
Protection of Civilians;
Abyei Human Rights Society (AHRS)/Abyei
person in UNDP:
Amanda Serumaga, Head of the Governance
and Rule of Law Unit
The Support to the Abyei Civil Administration
Project started in November 2008. The Project
was created following the signing of the
Abyei Road Map on 8 June 2008 to end violence
that erupted in Abyei in May 2008 resulting
into the displacement of over 60,000 people.
The Road Map specifically seeks to address
issues related to security arrangements,
return of IDPs, interim arrangements for
the Abyei Administration, and arrangement
for final settlement. It aims to contribute
to peace and stability in Abyei through
support to the establishment of the civil
administration in Abyei in furtherance of
the Road Map for the Return of IDPs and
the Abyei Protocol.
The Project aims to provide support
for the establishment of a functional civil
administration and JIPU through infrastructure
and technical advisory support including
construction of civil administration and
police premises, formulation of a legislative
and regulatory framework for governance,
urban planning support and capacity development
for the provision of public goods and services.
of the project's major achievements
I: Urban Planning
• Reviewed an urban appraisal study
report and topographical survey works conducted
in Abyei in the past, which facilitated
the development of a draft township development
strategy for Abyei.
• Developed a layout plan for a proposed
Abyei Township Truck parking (for 100 trucks)
incorporating plot layouts for small scale
industries and convenience shops
II: Legislative Reform
• Supported the development of an
interim basic law for Abyei through facilitation
of public consultations between the Council
and civil society representatives in Abyei;
and translation of the draft bill from English
III: Financial Management
• Provided technical support in the
recruitment of senior staff for the Finance
and Economic Planning Department.
• Supported the AAA Finance and Economic
Planning Department in drafting a Public
Financial Management and Accountability
Act, and draft Public Procurement Regulations/Guidelines.
• Conducted a 2-day training 26 AAA
staff from finance units of all Departments.
• Supported the AAA in the 2010 budget
preparation process; and a Budget Book.
IV: Institutional and Infrastructure
• Supporting the construction and
furnishing of offices and accommodation
for the new Abyei Area Administration (AAA).
• Pending the completion of new offices
for the Abyei Administration, the Project
has commenced renovation of two dilapidated
buildings to provide space for Administration
• Provided communication equipment,
office furniture and equipment, stationery
and medical items to support the establishment
of the JIPU.
• Completed the construction of a
police station in Agok after the May 2008
violence (phase 1) and commenced the second
phase (Erection of a fence and gate; and
construction of 3 offices, 2 holding cells
and sanitary block).
• Renovated the Abyei Police Station
offices block; holding cells; and registry.
• Completed construction accommodation
and dining hall for the JIPU.
• Commenced renovation of the Abyei
Justice and Confidence Center following
the May 2008 violence.
V: Capacity Development
• Trained 60 Joint Integrated
Police Unit (JIPU) officers of different
ranks in human rights, basic crime investigation
and other policing aspects, in two 10-day
• Supported a training course for
9 JIPU officers and Abyei Social Welfare
officers on gender and child protection.
• Conducted a Workshop for traditional
court elders in Agok on international human
rights standards and how it relates to their
• Supported a 3-day Corrections training
was conducted for JIPU officers the ‘Principles
of Prison Management and UN Minimum Standard
Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners’.
• Initiated activities for the establishment
of a Police Civilian Partnership Board in
Abyei to enhance Community Policing.
• Revised the Constitution for the
Abyei Human Rights Society (AHRS) in preparation
for enhanced activities in the area.
VI: Project Implementation structure:
• Established a Project Local
Steering Committee and convened a meeting
with all partners and stakeholders in the
governance and rule of law sector in Abyei.
• Recruited and co-located three technical
advisors with the AAA: Urban Planning; Finance
and Public Expenditure Management; and Legal