Project & Operations
Abstract: The Multi-Country Demobilization and Reintegration Transitional Support Program (MDRTSP) supports the transition phase from the original Multi-Country Demobilization and Reintegration Program (MDRP) set out in 2002 and scheduled for closure in June 2009 to a potential phase II of the program under discussion amongst MDRP stakeholders. Several options are envisaged including a new broader and sustainable regional facility to address disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) related issues, even beyond the Great Lakes Region, following a thorough evaluation of the original MDRP. Meanwhile, since MDRP activities are incomplete and within the context of ongoing insecurity in the sub-region, the need for a transition phase is recognized by all partners of the MDRP. The development objective of the MDRTSP is consistent with the original goal of the MDRP, that is, to improve the prospects for peace building and economic recovery in the Great Lakes Region (GLR) by financing demobilization and reintegration (D&R) activities targeting about 350,000 combatants. The specific objective of the proposed program is to facilitate the effective reintegration of ex-combatants (ECs) in the GLR during the transition period. The program cost is estimated at UA 16.31 million for the period 2009 to 2011. The proposed program will benefit directly about 10,000 ECs of which 1,725 will be female. In addition, the program will facilitate the repatriation of 7,300 combatants on foreign soils (COFS) and address the needs of 2,000 women and 500 children affected by the conflicts. DDR national structures will also benefit from technical assistance to reinforce their capacities.
Abstract: The Governments of Rwanda and Burundi decided to design an integrated rural development project for this region shared by the two countries. The sector goal of the Project is to reduce poverty in Bugesera region. Its specific objective is to sustainably increase agricultural production and improve the living conditions of the populations in Bugesera region.