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Final evaluation Peace and Community Cohesion project
Commissioning Unit: South Sudan
Evaluation Plan: 2019-2021
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 04/2020
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: South Sudan
Documents Related to overall Management Response:  
1. Recommendation:

Given the positive outcome accrued from the project, it is recommended that future projects and programmes of similar nature be given priority by UNDP. This successful model of reversing conflicts using dialogues and interdependency initiatives as a tool to social cohesion and peace needs scale up and to be replicated and transferred to other neighbouring geographical areas.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/05/25]

UNDP appreciates the recommendation and plan to scale up intervention through another phase of the Project.

 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Design PaCC Phase two project and looking for scaling up opportunities;
[Added: 2020/05/25]
PaCC Project Manager 2020/04 Completed PaCC Phase II design is completed History
Finance the project;
[Added: 2020/05/25] [Last Updated: 2020/08/02]
PaCC Project Manager 2020/04 Completed PaCC Phase was designed and approved. It started on 1st June 2020 with USD 12Million support from Sweden History
Implement the project
[Added: 2020/05/25] [Last Updated: 2020/08/02]
PaCC Project Manager 2024/12 Completed Implementation commenced on 1st June 2020 History
2. Recommendation:

As part of capacity building, many community members benefited from Training of Trainers (ToTs) in various thematic areas such as SGBV and psychosocial Trainings. However, there was no mechanism put in place to cascade this knowledge and experience to other beneficiaries(trainees) or for peace committees to train and establish other peace committees at Payam and Boma level. The evaluation recommends planning and facilitation of such cascading mechanisms

Management Response: [Added: 2020/05/27]

UNDP notes the recommendation of the evaluation team. The Phase II of the project will include cascading the peace committees and trauma volunteers to the Payam and Boma level. This will involve training also and especially using the TOTs.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Establish peace committees at Payam level on the second phase of PaCC project
[Added: 2020/05/27] [Last Updated: 2021/08/03]
PaCC Project Manager 2020/12 Completed The Peace and Community Cohesion project (phase II) established 15 Payam leave pace committee by the end of 2020 as per the recommendation of the PaCC I final evaluation ( reference is made on Page 17 of the attached report). The Payam level PC are now actively engaging in conflict early warning, medication and resolution. History
Use PaCC I trained peace committees, in collaboration with PaCC program staffs, to facilitate the training for the Payam level committees
[Added: 2020/05/27] [Last Updated: 2021/08/03]
PaCC Phase II Project Manager 2020/12 Completed As part of the sustainability of peace committees, selected committee members were trained as community-based trainers. These trained peace committee members worked alongside and mentorship of the University of Juba’s National Transformation leadership Institute trainers, lead the Payam level training. Each Payam had at least three community-based trainers and one NTLI mentor ( reference is made on page 16 of the attached report) History
Document the progress and share the result for learning
[Added: 2020/05/27] [Last Updated: 2021/08/03]
M&E Specialist 2020/12 Completed Cascading training to the Payam level peace committee through the TOT trained County level Peace committee is conducted and documented in 2020 annual report ( the report is attached in the above key action). indicator monitoring is also commenced started in Q2 2021 to further document major result that includes sharing lessons among clusters. History
3. Recommendation:

SSPRC and BCSSAC have shown genuine commitment to support peace and social cohesion efforts. At the local level, staff of the commissions played a central role in the implementation of PaCC project. To ensure sustainability and to consolidate the gains, future programming should continue collaborating and enhancing their capacity especially creating awareness on the dangers of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW), Conflict Early Warning and Response Systems (CEWERS) and IGAD-Conflict Early Warning and Response Networks (CEWARN) and civilian disarmament strategy on policy control of small arms. There is also need to strengthen SSPRC capacity in line with its strategic role in the R-ARCSS

Management Response: [Added: 2020/05/27]

UNDP has taken note of this recommendation.  The phase two project will reinforce the collaboration with SSPRC and BCSSAC to extend the result obtained in previous phase.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Strengthen the collaboration with SSPRC and BCSSAC in PaCC II, particularly on areas of conflict early warning and response and small arms control.
[Added: 2020/05/27] [Last Updated: 2020/08/02]
PaCC Project Manager 2020/12 Completed A Letter of Agreement ahs been entered on between UNDP and the two institutions for the next one year History
Support work on strengthening conflict early warning system and civilian disarmament strategy within the first.
[Added: 2020/05/27] [Last Updated: 2021/08/04]
Peace-building analyst 2020/12 Completed Through partnership with South Sudan Peace and Reconciliation Commission, the Conflict Early Warning and Response Unit CEWERU) was revitalized ( reference is made page 17 of the attached report) and training report for CEWERU steering committee is attached. In addition Further, working with the Bureau for Community Security and Small Arms Control, the first voluntary civilian disarmament strategy was completed, and the national sensitization took place ( Strategy attached). History
4. Recommendation:

Different levels of peace committees were formed- for men, women and the youth. However, each group/committee seemed to be working in isolation. An effective coordination mechanism should be established for communication and to ensure the work of these different committees within an area complements each other

Management Response: [Added: 2020/05/27]

UNDP appreciates the recommendation and will work to create synergy between these groups for collective result  

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Document the different types of committees established during PaCC I in each conflict cluster and explore opportunities for collaboration during the PaCC II phase
[Added: 2020/05/27] [Last Updated: 2021/08/03]
PaCC Project Manager 2020/12 Completed The county leave peace committees established during PaCC I project are still functional and part of PaCC II project. Some are attend TOT training and started providing Payam level PC committee training ( reference is made on the 2020 annual report attached in in recommendation 2 action point 3). The county level PC resolved 17 conflict in Q1 2021. History
Strengthen the linkage and collaboration within these groups and with other partners to increase their influence
[Added: 2020/05/27] [Last Updated: 2021/08/04]
PaCC Project Manager 2020/12 Completed The peace and community cohesion project supported the peace actors coordination forum in each cluster which helped in streamlining the peacebuilding intervention for collective result. In addition the different groups established/ strengthened by the project is liked to government counter parts (SSPRC in most location) for cross learning and sustainability. History
5. Recommendation:

Ongoing situation analysis and mapping to inform strategic planning and implementation strategies should be conducted through a scientific and participatory approach involving all stakeholders at national and community levels. This will help identify some of the interlocking interests at national and subnational levels that instigate inter/intra communal conflicts

Management Response: [Added: 2020/05/27]

UNDP will continue to conduct analysis and assessment   to inform programming.  

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Conduct at least one conflict analysis for previous clusters including the new location included in the Phase II project ; Expand the Social Cohesion and Reconciliation Index assessment to cover more states.
[Added: 2020/05/27] [Last Updated: 2021/08/03]
National Conflict Advisor 2020/12 Completed Conflict analysis is conducted for PaCC II new location, Upper Nile and Warrap ( report attached). In addition further conflict analysis is conducted to understanding the changing context for the previous clusters and Kapoata ( eastern eqatoria) assessment report is attached as an example. Furthermore the Social Cohesion and Reconciliation Index is completed for 5 location ( report attached). History

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