Conflict Prevention Programme (CPP)


Religious leaders representing different faiths working collaboratively to promote dialogue and mitigate potential conflict

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 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

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Project Overview

Status:
Active

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 Damak (East),  Bharatpur (Central), Pokhara (West), Nepalgunj (Mid-West) and Kailali (Far West) and a sub-regional office is in Janakpur.

Focus Area:
Conflict and Crisis Prevention and Recovery

Implemented by:
UNDP

Supported by:
Norway, SIDA, UNDP and UN Peace Fund for Nepal (UNPFN), European Union

Partners:
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

UNDP focal point:
Mr. Peter Barwick
Project Manager
Conflict Prevention Programme, UNDP
3rd Floor, KSK Building, POB 108 Pulchowk
Lalitpur, Nepal
Tel: 977-1-5010135 Ext. 123
Fax: 977-1- 501081
Email: peter.barwick@undp.org

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