USAID launches two projects

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

Jun 17, 2013-

The US Agency for International Development has launched two new conflict management and mitigation projects—Community Initiatives for Common Understanding, and Inclusive Resource Management Initiative.

The projects will focus on the mid- and far-western regions of Nepal and address the root causes of conflict by bringing together representatives of conflicting groups to seek solutions in a safe space, the US Embassy in Kathmandu said in a statement. Implemented by Saferworld, Community Initiatives for Common Understanding is a three-year, US $1.14 million project to foster understanding and cooperation between conflicting groups in 15 VDCs in Kailali, Bardiya, Surkhet, Banke and Sunsari districts. In partnership with two local organisations, Child Workers in Nepal and Informal Sector Service Centre, the project will engage 9,000 at-risk and conflict-affected youths, including ex-combatants, and their communities. The project will break down barriers to peaceful dialogue, and promote collaboration on community development activities. (PR)

 

Published: 18-06-2013 09:00

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