Annual Report 2019 - Joint UNDP-DPPA Programme on Building National Capacities for Conflict Prevention

2020. Author: Joint UNDP-DPPA Programme

This Annual Report presents an overview of the engagement of the Joint UNDP-DPPA Programme on Building National Capacities for Conflict Prevention in 2019.

The Programme continued to offer critical support to Resident Coordinators, UN Country Teams and national stakeholders to consolidate local capacities for dialogue, mediation, social cohesion, and national infrastructures for peace.
The report highlights the work carried out by Peace and Development Advisors (PDAs) and peace and development teams, who are at the forefront of these efforts. This year, 54 PDAs positions were supported through the Programme, with a reach to 70 countries across the globe. Bridging the political and development pillars of the UN, these practitioners support coherence, collaboration and complementarity of UN support in politically complex and fragile settings.

In 2019, PDAs strengthened national peace architectures in Côte d'Ivoire and The Gambia and supported national stakeholders to build capacities for sustaining peace in Cambodia. Dialogue efforts, including around elections, were facilitated by the PDAs in Guatemala and Malawi, while reconciliation and social cohesion efforts were led in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Moldova and the Republic of Congo. In the Caribbean, the Pacific, and Tunisia, PDAs supported a better understanding of climate-related security risks. PDAs worked on strengthening peace efforts across borders in Benin, and in Bangladesh, and ensured that UNCT Programmes are conflict-sensitive and informed by high-quality analysis in Honduras and Sudan. More than 80 per cent of PDAs actively supported the participation of women or youth in peacebuilding activities, while strengthening the engagement of the Programme in support of the Women and Youth Peace and Security agendas remains a priority.

  • Peace and Development Advisors , Building National Capacities for Prevention
  • Project-related Documents

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