Resident Coordinator's Office

Joint Weekly Report
24-30 June 2007

Southern Kordofan

Situation Analysis
The overall presence of international UN staff in Kauda has decreased. This has caused a feeling within the Nuban community that the UN is pulling out of the Kauda area as part of a centralized UN policy based on a political agenda. The option of a ‘UN house’ in Kauda is now on the UNST agenda as this could further reduce individual agency costs and simplify UN and partners dialogue and planning.

A robust settlement of the conflict between the Nuba tribes Lagori and Tesse remains allusive. New efforts to find a compromise are being made by the special state commission that is back stopped by civil society organizations. The UNMIS Civil Affairs team remains engaged and supportive of the different mediation activities connected to the conflict.

Recovery and Development
Representatives of the Multi-Donor Trust Fund (MDTF), the Southern Kordofan Institutional Learning and Livelihood Support (SKILLS), the Integrated Community Recover and Development (ICRD) programme, the Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) and the recently completed Community Empowerment Project (CEP) will present the scope and geographic coverage of their work at the next two Monthly Coordination Meetings (MCM). The agendas are as follows:July meeting: (1-3 July)

  1. The CEP evaluation by outside consultants
  2. Presentation on ICRD by UNICEF
  3. Presentation on MDTF by World Bank
  4. Closing remarks by DG MoI&E
August meeting: (date tbd)
  1. Data map from Education
  2. Data map from Food security and Livelihoods
  3. Data map from Health and Nutrition
  4. Data map from Water and Sanitation
  5. Closing remarks DG MoI&E
Key forthcoming Events/Meetings/Missions
  1. 1-3 May: Monthly Coordination Meeting
  2. 2 July: NGO security meeting
  3. 8 July: UNST
  4. 8 July: ASMT
  5. 25-30 July: Japanese Embassy


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