Support to the territorial processes for fostering peace-building at the local level in the northern Municipalities

Sep 5, 2013

Mr. Pascal H. Gregoire, Head of Mission of the Belgium Diplomatic Office in Pristina and Ms. Osnat Lubrani,  UNDP Resident Representative signed the agreement for support to “Territorial processes for fostering peace-building at the local level in the northern Municipalities” in Zvecan on 5 September 2013.

This project, in the value of 25,000 Euros, builds on the approach and methodologies of the recently-completed UNDP ART Kosovo programme, funded by the Belgian Peace Consolidation Budget in the period 2010-2012 for strengthening peace building through municipal governance and local development, implemented in Dragash municipality, Kosovo.

The proposal will apply some elements of the ART approach and tools to strengthen local capacities in selected micro-territories in the northern municipalities of Kosovo through the initiation of a conflict-sensitive multi-stakeholder and inclusive framework for mitigating inter-community threats and tensions associated with the socio-economic decline, environmental degradation, and the other challenges experienced by the local communities.

The project will complement the ongoing interventions to develop Local Economic Development Strategies in the Northern municipalities, conduct conflict-sensitive Value Chain Analyses in the agricultural sector, and prepare the Environmental Risk Assessment.