Country Democratic Republic of the Congo
Region Africa
Duration Start 1 October, 2020 till 31 March, 2023
Field of expertise Dealing with Conflict, Fragility and Migration
Policy field(s) Post-conflict reconstruction
Institutional development
Public policy and planning
Partners Foundation Cordaid v/c CISPE (Cordaid DR Congo)
Funding UNDP DR Congo
Project code 11427
The programme aims to realize the following long term change:
Inclusive and participatory local governance contributing to reducing the extent and incidence of customary power conflicts.

Specific project objectives are:
0. The political and security situation in the targeted areas is "re-objectivized" and the intervention strategy is refined.
1. The populations in eastern DRC and the Congolese state, supported by their partners, transform conflicts around customary power in the priority stabilization zones.
2. The performance and quality of services of the Decentralized Territorial Entities (ETDs) are improved, enabling the delivery of transparent, equitable and accessible services to all citizens (women, young women, men, young men, children, marginalized groups and groups at risk) ;
3. Women influence, and participate in, all stages of stabilization and peacebuilding processes, and are recognized as agents of social change.
4. The performance and quality of security services (PNC and FARDC) are improved, they provide transparent, equitable and accessible services to all citizens (women, young women, men, young men, children, marginalized groups and groups at risk).

In order to achieve the long term change, the following pathways to outcomes need to be reached:
1. "Re-objectification" of the political and security situation in the targeted areas.
2. Capacity building, improvement of good practices and support for conflict stakeholders.
3. Restoration of inter- and intra-community dialogue.
4. Development of action plans that define actions to be taken to eliminate the causes of conflict/rivalry/security dilemmas and determine the sharing of responsibilities, in the form of commitments.
5. Promotion of gender equality and the full participation of women and youth.
6. Mobilization of political actors to commit themselves to the stabilization process, incorporating a culture of inclusiveness, transparency and accountability.
7. Improving security governance to build mutual trust and limit the security dilemma.
8. Results-based financing that encourages and rewards the performance of state services and institutions in delivering services to beneficiaries.

The project will be implemented in the following target areas:
Uvira territory, South Kivu:
- Chiefdom of the Ruzizi plain (4 groupings: Kakamba, Luberizi, Kabunambo and Kagando)
- Chiefdom of Bafuliiru (Luvungi grouping)
- Chiefdom of Bavira (Bijombo grouping)
Fizi territory, South Kivu:
- Rural municipality of Minembwe (also including villages in the Itombwe sector, in the Mwenga territory)
as well as in areas not covered by the project for punctual activities.