Youth play an important role in the peace process. Reintegration of youth has therefore been a priority of STPP. Photo: GIZ
Reintegration project results in trust and respect
Last updated: 24.12.2014 //
Reintegration of the former combatants to communities, and to prepare them for civilian life has been the main task for the project “Support of Measures to Strengthen the Peace Process in Nepal”, co-funded by Norway and Germany. The project is now completed with positive results.
After the Comprehensive Peace Agreement was signed in 2006, a large number of former Maoist combatants laid down arms and moved to seven main cantonments or their 21 satellite camps in Nepal. The reintegration of the former combatants to communities, and to prepare them for civilian life has been the main task for the project “Support of Measures to Strengthen the Peace Process in Nepal”. Co-funded by Norway and Germany, the program was successfully implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft Fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). From 2012 to 2014, Norway has contributed NOK 14 million to foster peacebuilding and reconciliation in 49 communities where former combatants have settled. The project provided education and training to both the local communities and the ex-combatants, and improved the socio-economic conditions in the communities. The project is now completed and the survey conducted among the beneficiaries’ shows positive results. Positive outcomes were achieved by the ex-combatants engagement and commitment to their own social and economic reintegration. This, combined with willingness from the communities to welcome the new members provided good working conditions for the project. The end-survey undertaken among 1000 beneficiaries from the project shows that: 94% confirms that the relationship between old and new community members improved over the past two years. The full report includes useful information about lessons learned and best practices related to: conflict mitigation, improvement of socio-economic conditions and empowerment of vulnerable groups. To read the full report from the project please click here: