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North Sudan DDR Commission. 2011 ‘Programmes and Activities - Darfur.’ Factsheet on SALW: North Sudan DDR Commission (NSDDRC) Small Arms Programme Overview, pp. 1-2. Khartoum: International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA) / North Sudan DDR Commission (NSDDRC). 9 June
Programmes and Activities
The NSDDRC, in collaboration with partners, is implementing numerous activities focusing on small arms control, including awareness, civic education, consultations with community leaders and establishment of arms control mechanisms at national, state and local level.
In collaboration with UNDP, preparatory CSAC initiatives have taken place, including the facilitation of workshops for local leaders and other stakeholders to sensitize them on DDR and CSAC issues and facilitate discussions among different parties. A pilot community‐based security project is now being implemented in Sreif locality, in North Darfur.
The project includes three components:
1) establishment of community based security committee;
2) Public information and sensitization; and,
3) community infrastructure and capacity building.
In addition, the NSDDRC is supporting the strengthening of the existing Arms Registration Committees in South and West Darfur, and intends to use this experience to replicate the model in North Darfur. In West Darfur, through the DDR process, 1,000 weapons were collected from demobilised Popular Defence Forces (PDF) members between 15‐30th April 2011.
[CSAC = Community Security and Small Arms Control; DDR = Disarmament, demobilisation and Reintegration; NSDDRC = North Sudan Disarmament demobilisation and Reintegration Commission; UNDP = United Nations Development Programme]