|Community Security and Armed Violence Reduction|
Through its Armed Violence Reduction project, UNDP supported the civil society, the local government, and the state security sector to strengthen peace and security at the community level.
UNDP works closely with communities and local counterparts to develop community safety and security activities. The project conducted safety and security assessments at the community level in five districts (Galkayo, Bossaso, Mogadishu, Burao and Las Anod) in 2011 which are now used to inform not only the development of community safety plans, but also support policy deliberation at the highest levels of government. This was supported through National and Regional Peacebuilding Units and District Safety Committees. The UNDP-funded Observatory of Conflict and Violence Prevention provides training on peace building and conflict reconciliation at each level.
Through the Youth at Risk component of this project, UNDP works with UNICEF and ILO to steer at-risk youth away from criminal activities such as participation in piracy and armed violence. In 2011, 1300 youth obtained social rehabilitation in the form of theoretical (social skills, rule of law, and peace builing) and practical (Quranic studies, drama, and sports) classes. These are complemented by economic reintegration activities (labour intensive short term employment and Vocational, Enterprise and Apprenticeship training).
November 2009-December 2015