Crisis Prevention and Recovery

To help Sudan rebuild, recover and cope with its vulnerability to conflict and natural disasters, the UNDP Crisis Prevention and Recovery Unit has adopted a conflict sensitive approach to recovery and development in various parts of the country. The approach links conflict prevention and peace building with economic recovery, filling institutional and capacity gaps, addressing environmental threats, gender inequalities and human security challenges.

In that context, mitigating sources of human insecurity and promoting sustainable peace and recovery will be critical for achieving the Millennium Development Goals, most importantly to the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger , promoting gender equality and empowering women in addition to ensuring environmental sustainability especially in vulnerable areas along the north-south border and in Darfur.

Via enhancing capacities of individuals, State/locality-level institutions and CBOs to prevent and mitigate conflict and manage scarce natural resources in a gender-responsive manner, UNDP supports a more effective and equitable function of the State to lead recovery and development, and directly contribute to reducing the risk of violence, natural hazards for vulnerable communities and support gender equality or women’s empowerment.

UNDP Crisis Prevention and Recovery activities in Sudan have delivered relevant and tangible results, specifically in relation to environment and adaptation to climate change, socio-economic threats and risk analysis, strengthening national capacities for conflict prevention and mitigation, recovery of livelihoods and basic social services with emphasis on women’s empowerment, reintegration of ex-combatants and women associated with the armed forces and mine action.

With the continued goal to support an enabling environment for sustainable peace and recovery in Sudan, with special attention to individuals and communities directly affected by crisis, the UNDP CPR Programme proactively seeks opportunities presented by the new post-CPA period to re-focus attention on development related to root-causes of conflict and fragility in Sudan, including environment, natural resource management and governance deficits.

On the recovery side, UNDP managed the Recovery and Rehabilitation Programme (RRP), the largest community based initiative in the country that served up to 800,000 people across rural Sudan. Additional area-based recovery programmes in Abyei and Southern Kordofan were run in parallel to the RRP, while a livelihoods support programme in Darfur is in the initial stage of implementation. UNDP’s Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding Programme addresses the root causes of conflict in Sudan especially those emanating from competition over natural resources in volatile areas. Additionally UNDP supports a georeferenced state-by-state mapping and analysis of the key security threats and socio-economic risks in the country. This tool facilitates the identification of linkages between these threats and risks, while prioritizing responses and interventions in a conflict-sensitive manner. UNDP provides comprehensive management and technical advice to the national Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) and Mine Action authorities within the Government to assist in developing national programmes.

The following list provides detailed information on the crisis prevention and recovery activities across the country:
Joint UNDP/UNHCR Transitional Solutions Initiative for Refugees and their Host Communities, Eastern Sudan (Phase 1)
Support to the Recovery of Abyei Phase 2
Enhancing Livelihood Opportunities and Building Social Capital for New Livelihoods Strategies in Darfur
Enhancing National Capacities for Conflict Mapping, Analysis and Transformation in Sudan – CRMA Phase II.
Recovery of Livelihoods and Sustainable Natural Resource Management (NRM)

Small Arms Reduction, Disarmament and Demobilization
Sudan Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration Programme (SDDRP)
Preparatory Support Project for DDR in Darfur
Women Associated with Armed Forces WAAF Reintegration in Blue Nile State

Closed Projects
Support to Human Security in Eastern Sudan
Recovery of Abyei Area through Good Governance and Poverty Reduction
Interim Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Programme for Sudan
Mine Action Capacity Building and Programme Development
Sudan Post-conflict Community Based Recovery and Rehabilitation Programme



Copyright (c) United Nations Development Programme Sudan, 2012. All rights reserved
Copyrights and terms of use

Contributes to MDG 7

UNDP across Sudan
UNDP in Sudan
UNDP in Darfur
UNDP in Eastern Sudan
UNDP in Protocol Areas
Useful Links
Sudan Agreements
Sudan Information gateway
News Room
Press releases
Work with UNDP Sudan

Press Releases and Stories