12 Dec 2016 Story Disasters & conflicts

Promoting gender responsive approaches to natural resource management for peacebuilding

Khartoum – UN Environment, UN Women and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) today signed a joint project document for promoting gender responsive approaches to natural resources management for peacebuilding in North Kordofan. 

The project’s objectives are to strengthen community structures to address conflict over natural resources in a gender responsive manner, while building the capacity of selected communities to manage and benefit from key natural resources – acacia forest stands – in a sustainable and conflict-sensitive manner that benefits equally to women and men from different user groups. A baseline assessment is currently ongoing to better understand community context and conduct participatory conflict, gender and environmental analysis. 


Sudan has been chosen as the location of the first pilot project of a global Joint Programme of UN Environment, UN Women and UNDP on gender, natural resource management and peacebuilding.  Partners in Sudan include the Ministry of International Cooperation, the State Ministry of Agriculture, the State Ministry of Animal Resources, the State Ministry of Gender and Social Welfare, a local NGO and the community in North Kordofan State.

The main donor of the global Joint Programme is the Government of Finland. 

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