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Sustaining peace and improving social cohesion through the promotion of rural employment opportunities for you

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12/18 - 12/19

Completed

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The project aims to sustain peace by addressing two interlinked root causes of confilct in LIberia, namely grievance over insufficient participation of young women and men in local dispute resolution and lack of employment and livelihoods opportunities for rural youth. To achieve this aim, the project works towards two interrelated outcomes: Outcome 1: Yound women and men have increased access to local conflict resolution mechanisms, with a focus on land disputes and become ctive agents of peace; Outcome 2: Rural young women and men have access to sustainable agricultural livelihoods addressing kex drivers of conflict. FAO, WFP and ILO jointly implement this project in close collaboration with implementing partners, including among others, the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Minstry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Labour, local government representatives and civil sociaty organisations working on bottom-up, alternative land dispute resolution and livelihood support and development. FAO as lead ensures proper coordination for provison of robust technical support and expertise to safeguard the successful implementation of the project. The project is further implemented in accordance with the national development priorities outlined in the Government of Liberia's Pro-Poor Agenda, focusing in particular on Pillar 1 ("Power to the People", and its Goal 1 of "Reducing development inequality to enable the people to prosper", that sees youth employment as a key priority, as well as Goal 3 "Sustaining the Peace."