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Youth Protection and Participation (2011-2015)

DFATD Contribution: $10,000,000

The project supports UNICEF's Youth Leadership, Empowerment, and Development (YouthLEAD) Project which aims to help over 100,000 at-risk youth aged 10-24 contribute to socio-economic development, and the development of peace, within their communities in South Kordofan, Blue Nile, South Darfur, Upper Nile, Jonglei and Eastern Equatoria. Towards this goal, the project supports broader access to youth-friendly services, including education and life skills, health and social services, income generating opportunities and sustainable livelihoods, as well as youth engagement in good governance and peace promotion. Moreover, the project builds the capacity of state and non-state actors serving youth across a range of sectors to develop, implement and advocate for effective, youth-centered policies, programs and services; and strengthen the institutional capacity of these same actors through training on core management, administrative and programming functions. Youth centres in targeted localities are the hubs for core project activities and linkages.

Protection of Children Associated with Armed Groups and Other Conflict-Affected Children (2010-2013)

DFATD Contribution: $11,000,000

The purpose of this project is to contribute to stabilization and peace within Sudan by strengthening child protection and basic services for conflict-affected boys and girls aged 10-18. It also supports the release and reintegration of these children into their communities while preventing future recruitment of children into armed forces and groups. This project also aims to increase the knowledge, skills and resources among at-risk girls and boys, in order to better equip them to protect themselves, cope with their vulnerability, and make productive contributions to their society. Finally, the project aims to reinforce the ability of targeted government ministries and non-government organizations to deliver services to children, including basic services (education and health) and child protection services (release, reintegration and prevention of (re)recruitment into armed forces and groups). 

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