Sudan Recovery Fund South Sudan (SRF-SS) Round Two: Small Grants




Fast Facts:
Project document and reports available upon request
Location: All ten states in Southern Sudan
Duration: September 2009 - March 2011
Focus area: Crisis Prevention and Recovery
Contributions(USD): Sudan Recovery Fund (Netherlands and United Kingdom) : 2,675,000
Partners: BRAC
Southern Sudan Reconstruction and Development Fund
Delivery(USD): 2010: 1,556,870
Contact person in UNDP: Kunal Dhar
Programme Coordinator, Sudan Recovery Fund
kunal.dhar@undp.org
Background
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 organizations.

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 sanitation (WATSAN)
• 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 1,320 people.
• 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 local people.
• Two agricultural projects are underway in Magwi County (vegetable and sorghum growing), benefiting 1,320 people.
• 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.

Jonglei:

• One poultry farm and seven vegetable farms were established serving an estimated 1,000 beneficiaries.
• Four 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.

Lakes State:
• Five CBOs reported that 778 hectares of land was cultivated during Q2 2010.
• 86 bags of sorghum and 132 bags of groundnut were distributed to 60 community members groups in Cueibet County.
• One new primary school for 800 pupils was constructed in Agany Payam, Yirol West.
• Three boreholes were drilled in Rumbek County serving approximately 820 people.

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 County.

Unity:
• 16 vegetable farms were cultivated in Leer and Mayom Counties, involving approximately 530 people.
• 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 people.
• 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)

Upper Nile:
• 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 County.
• 1,000 feddans of land was cleared and prepared for cultivating sorghum in Maban County.

Warrap:
• 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 South Counties.

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 and latrine).

 
 
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