Conflict Prevention Programme (CPP)

The People’s Movement II and subsequent signing of the 2006 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) brought about historic changes in Nepali society. It also ushered Nepal into a complex transition, and bringing to the fore many political challenges as well as social and identity tensions.

Ensuring that this is a successful transition requires leaders to apply innovative approaches to complex problems and establish more collaborative relationship. The Conflict Prevention Programme (CPP) is designed to assist the Government of Nepal, and other key actors including political parties and civil society organizations, to find consensus on contentious transitional issues and avoid the escalation of political, resource or identity-related tensions. The CPP’s Collaborative Leadership and Dialogue (CLD) initiative seeks to foster consensus on contentious transitional issues, and prevent the escalation of socio-political tensions at both the national and local levels. The programme is also supporting the Government to develop a conflict Early Warning/ Early Response (EWER) system to address the emergence of localized tensions in timely and constructive manner. In addition, the CPP is assisting the Government and UN system to mainstream conflict sensitive approaches to their programming and policies...Read More

What have we accomplished so far

In 2015, the programme on conflict sensitivity has helped government and civil society, particularly with youth, integrate and mainstream conflict sensitivity into their programming. In addition, dialogue between senior editors of Nepali media and political parties has helped editors to reflect and introspect on their roles in the peace process. This has led to development of shared ideas of how they can contribute jointly to help political actors conclude the transition smoothly. It has also resulted in visible media coverage on promoting peace journalism and avoiding sensationalism.

CPP has also assisted stakeholders in developing conflict-sensitive planning, and works with local peace structures and government agencies for an early warning system and early response to potential conflict.

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Project Overview


Project duration:
2010 - 2017

Geographic coverage:
CPP’s five regional offices covering five Development Regions have two programme focus districts each. Regional offices are located in Biratnagar (East), Bharatpur (Central), Pokhara (West), Nepalgunj (Mid-West) and Dhangadhi (Far-West) and a sub-regional office is in Janakpur.

Focus Area:
Conflict Prevention and Social Cohesion

Implemented by:

Supported by:
Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS), UNDP and UN Peace Fund for Nepal (UNPFN)

Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction (MoPR), Local Peace Committees, Nepal Administrative Staff College (NASC), Local Development Training Academy (LDTA)

Key Stakeholders:
Political party leaders, civil society representatives and Government officials

Project focal point:
Mr. Bishnu Sapkota
Project Manager a.i.
Conflict Prevention Programme, UNDP
Tara House, Sanepa,
Lalitpur, Nepal
Tel: 977-1-5528018 Ext. 212
Fax: 977-1- 5013055

UNDP focal point:
Ms. Archana Aryal
Programme Analyst
United Nations Development Programme
UN House, Pulchowk, Lalitpur
GPO Box 107, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: +977 15523200 ext 1537
Fax: +977 15523991, 15523986