Papua New Guinea

Creating Conditions for Peace in Papua New Guinea

Project Summary

The Creating Conditions for Peace (CCfP) project is jointly implemented by four participating UN organizations (UNDP, IOM, UNFPA, UN Women) with UNDP serving as the Convening Agency coordinating the overall joint project and ensuring technical coherence across the project. The project builds on evidence and growing consensus globally, but also borne out through the UN’s recent experiences in the Highlands that humanitarian, development, and peacebuilding efforts are complementary and need to reinforce each other, to respond to the current state of volatility and fragility in Hela and Southern Highlands provinces by engaging earlier to prevent violent conflict and reduce humanitarian need.  

Through the CCfP project, UNDP aims to implement key peacebuilding interventions including strengthening infrastructures for peace through enhancing capacity of traditional/local leadership in conflict management while enhancing intra- and intergroup dialogue and mediation through directly supporting community-level conflict mediation and facilitating local peace conferences. UNDP also strengthens local governance and post-conflict recovery efforts through training of local and provincial leadership in conflict sensitive development, local level governance and decentralization, facilitating access to basic services, supporting provincial-level conflict-sensitive development planning, establishing feedback mechanisms to enhance institutional accountability and conflict monitoring, and mapping for early warning and early action.

Project Outcomes

Outcome 1: Communities affected by conflict in the Highlands have increased capacity to promote and demand for peace and social cohesion.

Outcome 2: Traditional/non-traditional leaders and service providers have enhanced knowledge and skills to integrate peacebuilding strategies into service delivery in conflict affected areas in the Highlands.

Outcome 3: Public institutions in the Highlands have people-centered, proactive, and transparent and accountable systems to support effective leadership that promotes peace and security.

Expected Results

  1. Peacebuilding skills and tools are entrenched in communities and churches/faith-based organizations
  2. Duty bearers are capacitated with gender-responsive and youth sensitive leadership/conflict management skills to address different dimensions of risk and improve service delivery
  3. Physical and non-physical institutional arrangements for supporting local peace and development efforts established including post-conflict needs assessments
  4. Information systems established to generate evidence and transfer knowledge on peacebuilding and conflict, and to support early warning and early action
  5. Inclusive and conflict-sensitive accountability arrangements are articulated to ensure involvement of communities and local civil society in decision-making particularly through provincial, district and LLG-levels conflict-sensitive development planning

Status: Active

Time Frame:

  • Project Start Date: 19 Nov 2020
  • Project End Date:  17 May 2023

Location: Hela and Southern Highlands Provinces, Papua New Guinea

Focal Area: Peacebuilding and Post-Conflict Recovery

Beneficiaries:

  • Government of Papua New Guinea
  • Hela Province: Local Government, LLGs and Local Communities
  • Southern Highlands Province: Local Government, LLGs and Local Communities

Partners:

  • Hela Provincial Government
  • Southern Highlands Provincial Government
  • Catholic Diocese of Mendi (CDM)
  • CARE PNG
  • Conciliation Resources (CR)

Donor(s):

  • Hela Provincial Government
  • Peacebuilding Fund (PBF)
  • Resident Coordination Office PNG

Budget:

  • USD 150,000 (Hela Provincial Government)
  • USD 2,075,162 (PBF)
  • USD 156,910 (RCO)

Project Duration: Thirty Months

Contacts:

Project Manager

Ahmad Rashid Watanpahl

Email: ahmad.rashid.watanpahl@undp.org

 

Highlands Joint Programme Coordinator

Gerard Ng

Email: gerard.ng@undp.org

Through the CCfP project, UNDP aims to implement key peacebuilding interventions including strengthening infrastructures for peace through enhancing capacity of traditional/local leadership in conflict management

Impact

START DATE

October 2020

END DATE

December 2024

STATUS

Ongoing

PROJECT OFFICE

Papua New Guinea

IMPLEMENTING PARTNER

United Nations Development Programme

DONORS

GOVERNMENT OF UNITED KINGDOM

KOREA INTERN. COOPERATION AGENCY (KOICA)

MDTFO/JP_UN_Country_Fund_PNG

Peacebuilding Fund

UNOCHA/Central Emergency Response Fund, CERF

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

$4,878,720

DELIVERY IN PREVIOUS YEARS

2020$0

2021$358,084

2022$871,566

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