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“A Real Future for my Project” - DDR in 2012

In a dusty side road in the big city of Omdurman, “Mama” Aisha Juma has carved out her niche. What started as a small childcare centre for neighborhood youths a few years after her demobilization has blossomed into something much more. After years of providing support services to the war effort, Aisha decided to use the small business support from the DDR Programme to refurbish her small centre. This transformed the once derelict building into a sparkling facility; adding new classrooms, increasing enrollment and hiring two additional teachers to help cope with the workload. Aisha now manages the kindergarten with four staff and noted, “My economic situation is good, my income is improving and additionally my project has allowed me to employ three more people. The fees are affordable for all families and now the kindergarten is getting bigger which ensures a real future for my project.”

There are thousands of stories like Aisha’s throughout Sudan. From the arid plains of North Kordofan to the verdant mountains of Blue Nile, UNDP and the Sudan DDR Commission (SDDRC) have maintained their presence on the ground despite a conflict that has ravaged much of the southern part of the country throughout 2012. The onset of war has cast serious doubts on the appropriateness of continuing DDR in the current context; however as a driver for peace - alongside a meaningful Community Security and Arms Control (CSAC) component - DDR has proven that a powerful alternative exists to violence and warfare. ...

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