Papua New Guinea
Project for addressing conflict and fragility in the highlands
The Project for Addressing Conflict & Fragility in the Highlands (ACFiH) focuses on implementing critical peacebuilding interventions including enhancing infrastructures for peace through strengthening capacity of traditional/local leadership in practice of effective leadership and conflict management, promoting inclusive community dialogue and decision making, and supporting local faith-based conflict mediation mechanisms. The project also seeks to co-create local peacebuilding platforms such as peace and development dialogue networks for enhanced local governance and confidence-building as well as forums for community-level mutual learning and cross-fertilization of local peacebuilding practices. To further inform peacebuilding interventions, the project undertakes detailed conflict analysis and listening exercises for Hela and Southern Highlands provinces and maintain a conflict tracking and monitoring mechanism for early warning/early action, complemented by a scoping exercise of existing formal law and justice institutions and its interaction with traditional/informal justice mechanisms.
Addressing conflict and fragility in Hela and Southern Highlands provinces to enable long-term sustainable development.
- Outcome 1: Communities affected by conflict in the Highlands have increased capacity to promote and demand for peace and social cohesion.
- Outcome 2: Duty bearers in the Highlands adopt inclusive, people-centered, and conflict-sensitive approaches to peacebuilding and conflict that promotes peace and security.
- Outcome 3: Peacebuilding and development interventions in Hela and Southern Highlands are responsive to conflict prevention and mitigation.
- Peacebuilding skills and tools are entrenched in communities and faith-based organizations.
- Inclusive and conflict-sensitive accountability mechanisms are established and strengthened to ensure responsiveness to communities and local civil society in local decision-making.
- Strong evidence based on conflict context in Hela and Southern Highland Provinces is established to inform local peacebuilding and development interventions.
• Project Start Date: July 2021
• Project End Date: June 2024
Hela and Southern Highlands Provinces, Papua New Guinea
Peacebuilding and Post-Conflict Recovery
• Hela Province
• Southern Highlands Province
• Hela Provincial Government
• Southern Highlands Provincial Government
• Catholic Diocese of Mendi (CDM)
• CARE PNG
• Conciliation Resources (CR)
• Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)
Budget: USD 3,000,000
Project Duration: Thirty Six Months
Ahmad Rashid Watanpahl
Highlands Joint Programme Coordinator
The project also seeks to co-create local peacebuilding platforms such as peace and development dialogue networks for enhanced local governance and confidence-building
United Nations Development Programme
GOVERNMENT OF UNITED KINGDOM
KOREA INTERN. COOPERATION AGENCY (KOICA)
UNOCHA/Central Emergency Response Fund, CERF
DELIVERY IN PREVIOUS YEARS