document and reports available
ten states in Southern Sudan
September 2009 - March 2011
Prevention and Recovery
Recovery Fund (Netherlands and
United Kingdom) : 2,675,000
Southern Sudan Reconstruction
and Development Fund
person in UNDP:
Programme Coordinator, Sudan Recovery
In January 2009, the Sudan Recovery
Fund South Sudan (SRF) Steering Committee
discussed options for a small grants
window to be established under Round
II of the SRF. This initiative was to
contribute to the overall goals of the
Sudan Recovery Fund in the areas of
post conflict socio-economic infrastructure,
economic recovery and employment generation
to ensure peace dividends.
As the bulk of projects under SRF Round
1 allocation went to international NGOs,
the Steering Committee agreed that it
would be important to open a funding
window specifically targeting national
For the Small Grants Window under Round
II, UNDP was selected as the Management
Agent and BRAC as the Grants Coordinator.
The Small Grants Window emphasizes national
implementation, local partnerships and
capacity building at the community level.
This objective is of particular importance
in the field of basic services, where
the transition process and the gradual
phase-out of external assistance is
likely to be especially difficult.
Snapshots of the project's major achievements
• Since inception a total of 69
community based organizations (CBOs)
have been awarded grants: 43 in agriculture,
16 in education and 10 in water and
• 70 members from 69 different
CBOs were trained in project management
and proposal writing. Additionally,
60 members from 36 of those CBOs were
also trained in financial management.
Central Equatoria State:
• A poultry
farm was established in Juba County.
• Four boreholes constructed in
Yei serving an estimated 6,500 people.
• 27 vegetable farms were
created in Juba town and Morobo, benefiting
• Four primary school classrooms
were completed in Bungu Payam, Juba
County, benefiting 800 students.
Eastern Equatoria State:
• 7 boreholes
were drilled in Ikotos, serving 1,200
• Two agricultural
projects are underway in Magwi County
(vegetable and sorghum growing), benefiting
• Four schools
are under renovation/construction in
Magwi and Lafon, benefiting 880 students.
• Three new primary school classrooms
were completed in Torit County and 138
pupils are currently enrolled.
• One poultry farm and seven vegetable
farms were established serving an estimated
boreholes were drilled.
Four classrooms constructed in Liny
Payam, Ayod County, providing facilities
for 200 men and women to enroll in adult
education and 100 children to enroll
in nursery school.
• Three vegetable gardens in Bor
County set up by a Women’s Association
benefiting 780 men and women.
• Five CBOs reported that 778
hectares of land was cultivated during
• 86 bags of sorghum
and 132 bags of groundnut were distributed
to 60 community members groups in Cueibet
• One new primary
school for 800 pupils was constructed
in Agany Payam, Yirol West.
• Three boreholes were drilled
in Rumbek County serving approximately
Northern Bahr el Ghazal:
• Two agricultural farms were
set up and 2,220 people (1,000 women
and 1,220 men) benefited from small
grants which supported cultivation of
1,000 hectares of agricultural land.
• Construction is near completion
of three new schools (including one
adult education school) in Aweil Centre
which will benefit 1,200 people.
• Seven boreholes constructed,
benefiting approximately 8,000 people
in surrounding communities.
Western Equatoria State:
• Two vegetable farms
were cultivated in Maridi County benefiting
800 men and women.
• One new primary school for 400
pupils is under construction in Ibba
• 16 vegetable
farms were cultivated in Leer and Mayom
Counties, involving approximately 530
• Education was organized
for approximately 700 demobilized child
soldiers in Leer County.
Six CBOs are implementing agricultural
activities, currently harvesting approximately
26 hectares of land and benefiting 2,660
• A dispensary was
constructed and equipped with a telescope,
thermometers and testing machine in
Mayom County, benefiting 330 people.
• 35 CBO representatives
trained on general management and report
writing in Mayom County.
• Six vegetable gardens have been
harvested in Leer County (yield of about
one metric ton)
43 hectares of land for cereal crops
were cultivated in Malakal and Renk,
involving 1,100 farmers.
100 bags and 90 bags of sorghum were
produced in Malakal and Renk respectively,
benefiting approximately 700 people.
• One primary care unit was created
to provide health services to approximately
4,000 people in and around Long Chuk
• 1,000 feddans of land was cleared
and prepared for cultivating sorghum
in Maban County.
A new primary school for 600 pupils
is under construction in Tonj East County.
• 2 hectares of land was cultivated
in Tonj East by one CBO, with three
other CBOs implementing agro-pastoral
activities in Tonj East, Twic and Tonj
Western Bahr el Ghazal:
• New facilities were constructed
for a primary school of 400 pupils in
Wau County (two new classrooms, administrative
block, library room, store, kitchen