Enhancing National Capacities for Conflict Mapping, Analysis and Transformation in Sudan




 
Fast Facts:
• Project Document
Location: Sudan
Duration: Oct 2007 – Dec 2012
Focus area: Crisis Prevention and Recovery
Contributions(USD): DFID: 1,786,649.40
Partners: UNDP, IOM
Delivery(USD): 2010: 4,169,497
2009: 3,222,857
2008: 3,535,787
Contact person in UNDP: Maximo Halty, Chief Technical Adviser
maximo.halty@undp.org,
Reports

- Information Management Working Group (IMWG)

- Southern Sudan Information Management Working Group (SSIMWG)

- Summary of data available through the IMWG

Background
The complexity and the breadth of Sudan’s security, political and socio-economic situation poses immense challenges to recovery and development. This calls for the deployment of effective strategic planning tools that assist actors in identifying and prioritizing interventions that can enhance peace and stability. Coordination is a key aspects of crisis and recovery responses, and UNDP, as a lead agency for early recovery and host of the RCO, has a key role to play in assuring effective coordination support.

The Crisis and Recovery Mapping and Analysis (CRMA) project responds to this urgent need by working with key international actors, government and community actors across Sudan’s conflict-affected areas with a view to enhance coordination and prioritsation through three interconnected mechanisms:

1. Establishment of an Information Management Working Group (IMWG);
2. State and community-level participatory mapping and analysis;
3. Establishment of an information management platform.

The project was launched in December 2007 by UNDP in partnership with the UK's Department for International Development (DFID). Phase I was completed in 2010 and Phase II is planned for 2011 - 2012. The project’s core donors are DFID and the Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR) of UNDP.

The CRMA project takes a state-by-state approach, and works collaboratively with all UN agencies, (I)NGOs and National counterparts to systematically identify, geo-reference, digitize and consolidate existing baseline information relevant for recovery and development activities. This way, it helps provide a common platform for information management, that facilitates the identification of critical data correlations and the display of potential inter-linkages among cross-cutting threats and risks.

CRMA also supports the development of a State Government-led needs and risks assessment framework to help prioritize targeted programmatic responses and interventions, based on context-specific evidence.

Objectives
• National level Sudan Conflict Management Advisory Group (SCMAG) established and providing inputs into national policy for conflict management and support for the implementation of CPA, ESPA and Darfur peace process;
• Gender sensitive security threat and socio-economic risk mapping completed in key States in Northern and Southern Sudan and results incorporated into State level development planning;
• National capacities conflict management, analysis and mapping of security threats and socio-economic risks enhanced;
• UNDP capacity for crisis sensitive recovery and development programming enhanced and sustainably supported.


Snapshots of the project's major achievements in Phase I
• The Information Management Working Group (IMWG), of the UNCT, was established in Khartoum, Darfur and Juba –the first of its kind at country level. This group developed a formal information-sharing platform and provides all recovery and development actors with a common basic package of available and relevant information for their individual analysis, planning and programming efforts.
• Participatory workshops to map local development needs for conflict sensitive programming have taken place in almost each locality throughout the six most conflict affected states of North Sudan. A total of 44 workshops were held in South Kordofan, Blue Nile, Abyei, Gedaref, Kassala and Red Sea States and attracting 1240 participants. Similarly in South Sudan, 7 states have been covered at state level and 3 at county level. Attendees were mainly from the local and state level administration, religious leadership and civil society. Through these workshops participants were given the opportunity to discuss issues that they perceive as key challenges to the sustainable recovery of their communities from crisis and to prioritize target areas for intervention. As a result of this information gathering and consultative process, over 10 000 data inputs were collected and approximately 1500 new villages were mapped;
• Key findings of the project's mapping and analysis process with the state governments constitute the foundation for the development of an integrated recovery and development programming framework for the UNDP, state government and other development partners, through the production of State Situation Analyses and related reviews of State Strategic Plans;
• DB/GIS network support tools developed and rolled-out to all IMWG members, as well as East and Three Areas state focal points;
• Support to RCSO with roll-out of 4Ws tool with at least 150 people trained, from state governments, UN agencies and (I)NGOs in Kassala, Red Sea, Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan States;
• Support to recovery and development planning processes and project developments through regional programming frameworks, donor conferences, government initiatives and UN agencies;
• State Information and Knowledge Management system diagnosis and enhancement plan completed for Southern Kordofan and Kassala states on which capacity development efforts of Phase II will be based.

Objectives for Phase II
Component 1: Information and Knowledge Management Capacity Enhancement Plan
• National knowledge management capacities to support conflict sensitive and evidence-based strategic planning enhanced;
• National level Information Management Working Group established amongst UN missions, agencies, INGOs, NNGOs and government actors and inputs into national, regional and state level policy and planning processes;
• UNDP capacity for crisis sensitive recovery and development programming enhanced and sustainably supported;
• Replication of CRMA toolkits and methodologies supported.

Component 2: CRMA in Darfur
• National level Sudan Conflict Management Advisory Group (SCMAG) established and providing inputs into national policy for conflict management and support for the implementation of peace processes and agreements;
• Crisis and Recovery risks GIS mapping and analysis of key states and results processed for incorporation into state level development planning when/if feasible;
• National capacities for conflict management, analysis and mapping of security threats and socioeconomic risks enhanced;
• UNDP capacity for crisis sensitive recovery and development programming enhanced;
• Regional and State level Information Management Working Groups established amongst UN missions, agencies, INGOs, NNGOs and government actors and inputs into regional and state level policy and planning processes provided.

Component 3: CRMA strategy in Southern Sudan
• National capacities for information management, analysis and mapping of socioeconomic risks enhanced;
• Gender and age sensitive socioeconomic risk mapping completed in all 10 states and results incorporated into State and GOSS level development planning;
• GOSS and UNDP capacities for crisis sensitive recovery and development programming enhanced and sustainably supported.




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