Peace Nexus: Niger
This assignment entails supporting a local team in their study of the topic of gender and peacebuilding in Niger, in order to advise la Haute Autorité à la Consolidation de la Paix (HACP)’s strategy on the matter. This activity is part of the Swiss foundation PeaceNexus support to HACP. TI undertook a mission to Niamey to accompany the local consultant in designing the tools and to meet executives from HACP as well as relevant stakeholders based in the capital. An inception report was delivered and additional support provided during the research.
CDA Consulting: The Democratic Republic of Congo
TI undertook a transitional review of a judiciary anti-corruption project in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The transitional review aimed to generate a series of options for sustaining the Network that will enable it to continue its long-term work fighting corruption in the Justice sector. TI realised the review and orchestrated a three weeks field mission to ensure a participative process associating as much as possible the network members. TI met with network members, legal professionals, international and local organisations, officials as well as organised two workshops. TI provided CDA with a comprehensive diagnostic of the Network and generated four options for it future and a detailed debriefing in Kinshasa. TI with it new Rule of law department is engaged in sustaining judiciary efforts to ensure the population access a free and qualitative justice.
IOM: South Chad
The objective of this assignment was to train IOM staff members and IOM partners on how to conduct a socio-economic opportunity mapping for the reintegration of IDPs. Subsequently, IOM staff will conduct a mapping aimed at identifying socio-economic opportunities in the south of Chad and TI will provide remote support.
TI is producing a comprehensive situation analysis on radicalization and the association of Jordanian and Syrian adolescents in Jordan with groups promoting the use of violence. Consequently, we are developing the strategy, workplan and fundraising documents for UNICEF to address the risk of radicalisation and association of children in Jordan.
UNOPS: The Democratic Republic of Congo
TI has conducted a review of the humanitarian assistance in DRC between 2006 and 2016. The objective was to identify corrective measures and understand the most appropriate ways to implement humanitarian assistance in a complex and prolonged crisis such as in DR Congo. Methods included Key Informant Interviews, surveys and the Most Significant Change among 2200 respondents in Kinshasa and four provinces in Eastern DRC.
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands: Rwanda
One-year contract to design innovative measures to facilitate peer monitoring of three large consortia working on stabilisation and peacebuilding through investment in access to water, markets, land and food security. The programmes cover DRC and Rwanda.
Interviewed former ISIS fighters in Baghdad and Kurdistan detention centers and drafted an integrated De-Radicalisation and reintegration program.
MINUSCA: Central African Republic
Mid-term review of the MINUSCA pre-DDR efforts in CAR, using among others, the Most Significant Change (MSC) methodology, extensive field visits and an online survey.
VNG International: Burundi
Conducted a baseline study for a new 5-year programme of VNG International in Burundi. This project aims to strengthen the capacity of local governments in 8 pilot communities to come to more inclusive and equal decision making on local level.
Mr. Klaas Breetvelt (TI partner) was charged with the overall coordination and quality control of the Gender and Conflict study and the baseline study itself. Next to the overall coordination, Klaas conducted a risk analysis, a political economy analysis and the development of a security plan for future VNG staff in Burundi.
IOM: Central African Republic
TI conducted a final evaluation of a Community Violence Reduction (CVR) pilot project implemented by IOM in the Central African Republic. The project supported the economic and social reintegration of armed groups' elements not eligible for the national DDR programme, as well as vulnerable people in 10 hotspot locations. The evaluation provided recommendations on the way forward and the exit strategy, including lessons learned from this pilot intervention that can be used in future CVR interventions in CAR and elsewhere. The evaluation also explored the link between DDR and CVR and considered if and how these types of interventions are the right approach in highly insecure contexts. The evaluation methodology relied on fieldwork in five locations using the Most Significant Change method along with interviews and focus group discussions.
UNICEF: Mindanao, Philippines
TI conducted an assessment of the drivers of child recruitment into MILF and the entry points for prevention, followed by a comprehensive mapping of services and economic opportunities in 18 municipalities, surveying almost 1600 respondents and conducting key informant interviews and focus groups. TI consequently drafted the "National Strategy on the Prevention of radicalisation and Recruitment of Young People in the Bangsamoro Communities of Mindanao", and designed a project document for UNICEF to support the reintegration of 4000 disengaged children, and 2000 other adolescents at risk of recruitment and radicalisation.
TI conducted a study among 850 children and stakeholders across Kurdistan, Central and South Iraq, entitled "Assessment of the push and pull factors of child association with armed groups in Iraq, opportunities and capacities to support reintegration and prevention". Consequently, TI developed a strategy document "Children and Youth in Iraq: Strategy for the reintegration of children and young people associated with armed actors and the prevention of recruitment" to support children currently associated with armed actors who may be released or leave on their own, and the prevention of recruitment.
Based upon our research and support to UNICEF to prevent the further recruitment of children into armed groups in Iraq, TI assisted UNICEF in consulting with the highest level religious leaders, who had issued a Fatwa that all Iraqis should help in fighting ISIS. After a follow-up support mission conducted, TI is now in its last stages to negotiate a contract to assist UNICEF in the implementation of the strategy.
US State Department: Yemen
Assisted with the advice and conceptualisation of DDR Issues and possibility of a DDR program for Yemen in the event of a successful peace process. The consultancy was conducted out of Jeddah, Sudia Arabia and in Amman, Jordan and involved regional travels to conferences as well as working group meetings up to the senior levels.
A broad range of advice and consultation was requested ranging from basic framework of how DDR fits within a Peace process to framing and contextualising the various components of Disarmament, Demobilisation and eventual Reintegration into post-conflict Yemeni society. Advice and consultation was also provided on child and women specific issues which also included attendance at UNICEF and UN Women’s regional conferences and events. Broader DDR and SSR discussions with the UN, the UN Country team and other allied countries included all aspects of DDR and the possibility of “Holding Patterns”, separation of forces and community based operations to foster holistic ideas and concepts for all sides of the conflict.
Wider issues of PVE and CVE were also discussed, given the AQAP and ISIS components of the ongoing conflict as was Community Violence reduction and Community Based Reintegration in post conflict – mixed ethnicity cities and regions within Yemen. Other discussions included the illegal Yemeni weapons trade with Somali, along with maritime issues such as anti-smuggling and anti-piracy concerns.
Many existing plans, policies and procedures were reviewed and discussed with DDR in mind and adjusted to meet the ongoing variations in the Yemeni conflict.
Designed and conducted a socio-economic mapping of opportunities for youth at risk among IDPs and host communities in the region of Lac. Using questionnaires, structured informal interviews and FGDs 200 registered IDPs, 100 IDPs at risk in teach target locality, 40 market traders and 13 wholesale traders were reached. The consultancy included training of IOM staff members and IOM partners on how to conduct opportunity mapping.
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI): Tanzania, Ethiopia, Nigeria
Building on the success of the earlier assignment, TI assessed gender capacities of African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project partners and SNCs, in Ethiopia, Nigeria and Tanzania. TI used the assessment results to design tailor-made capacity development interventions for each country. The African Chicken Genetic Gains is an Africa-wide collaboration led by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). In November 2014, ILRI and partners initiated this new collaboration to provide better chickens to smallholder farmers in Africa. Target countries are Ethiopia, Nigeria, Tanzania.
HIS Effect evaluations framework contract
A consortium led by Transition International and consisting of Femconsult and Transtec has been awarded a framework contract by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs to conduct effect evaluations.
Chemonics Libya - Consortium
Conducted a workforce development market assessment to design activities which are responsive to the local labour market needs for Libya’s workforce development to develop job opportunities for youth. This was conducted as part of a consortium between Transition International, Voluntas Advisory and Diwan Market.
USAID through Banyan Global: Somalia
Conducted a gender analysis of the economic (sub)sectors targeted by the GEEL programme, and developed a gender strategy for the programme. For this purpose, TI consultants undertook extensive research which included missions to Mogadishu, Somaliland and Puntland, among 423 business owners, entrepreneurs and employees from the banana, sesame, dairy and fish value chains.
The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Rwanda: DRC
Three years external monitoring contract for the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN) in Rwanda’s programme on peace and stabilisation in eastern DRC. The consortium of IOM, Cordaid, PAX VNG-International are implementing the CISPE project, which TI is monitoring and supporting on behalf of the EKN.
Conducted an end-of-project evaluation of UNICEF’s project ‘Reintegration and Rehabilitation of Children affected by Armed Conflict’, to assess the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of the project, providing lessons learned and recommendations to inform future programming. In addition Most Significant Change (MSC) methodology will be applied to identify the contributions this project made to the broader peacebuilding outcomes of the UN Peace Fund for Nepal.
Provided a Senior Recovery Advisor to support the Resident Coordinator. TI was involved in the drafting of a preliminary lessons learnt document on the management and coordination of the Ebola response. TI provided advice on the national-level institutional framework for recovery and support the Resident Coordinator in the transition of the United Nations Mission Ebole Emergency Response (UNMEER).
NSRP - British Council: Nigeria
Provided technical support for Knowledge Management and Monitoring & Evaluation of the Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme (NSRP), implemented by the British Council. Technical support is provided in terms of capacity assesment, revision of logframe indicators, setting up an M & E framework and system and support to knowledge management of the programme among a wide network of organisations.
UNICEF: South Sudan
Developed comprehensive programming tools and approaches on the reintegration of Children Associated with Armed Forces and Armed Groups (CAAFAG) and other children and adolescents affected by the armed conflict. TI identified opportunities for economic reintegration and established a list of best practices. Activities conducted during this project included designing and leading a survey among former CAAFAG and adolescents at risk, analysing the findings in an assessment report, and presenting the recommended course of action in a Programme Approach document.
Terre des Hommes: South Sudan
Provided a capitalisation of the lessons learnt and best practices of the release and reintegration programme of TdH. The overall objective of the capitalisation is four-fold. To gather lessons learned during the first phase of implementation of the project. To document the success stories, best practices. To review TDHs strategic and operational guidance for the planning and implementation of the release and reintegration project (specifically to put its Programmatic Manual in perspective) and finally to provide a publication on the capitalisation.
UNICEF: South Sudan
Designed and implemented the end-of-project evaluation of the YouthLEAD programme in South Sudan. The evaluation focused on collection of lessons learned to identify interventions to incorporate into on-going education, adolescent, and youth programming and used the Most Significant Change (MSC) methodology as well as the more traditional DAC criteria.
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI): Tanzania, Ethiopia, Uganda and Nicaragua
Assessment and development of recommendations on gender and capacity development in the LAF value chain sector in Tanzania, Ethiopia, Uganda and Nicaragua.
Chemonics/USAID OTI Libya - LPRD: Libya
Conducted and facilitated two advanced training workshops on Dialogue and Conflict Transformation Leadership for the Libyan Reintegration and Development Programme (LPRD). Additionally TI provided strategic communications support which resulted in the production of ten individual success stories and three videos including testimonies of course graduates.
Chemonics/USAID OTI Libya - LPRD: Libya
- Design of several programmes for the Libyan Programme for Reintegration and Development (LPRD) namely:
- Overall Reintegration and Development Programme
- LPRD Economic Reintegration Programme with the small and medium enterprises “Tumuh”project, vocational training “Qadir” project, and the municipal career centres.
- LPRD Integration and Disarmament Programme
- LPRD Civic Empowerment Programme with the leadership project, the civil society project, and the civic awareness project.
- LPRD Social Reintegration Programme with the psychosocial support project, the getting marries “Mawada” project, and the community activities project.
- LPRD Education Programme with the higher education “Ifad” project, the English language courses project, and the e-learning project.
Chemonics/USAID OTI Libya -WAC: Libya
Capacity assessment of the Warriors Affairs Commission (WAC) and transformation of WAC into the Libyan Programme for Reintegration and Development (LPRD). Institutional design and reform process including interviews and replacement of 300 staff, design of business process and procedures and the LPRD Capacity Development plan.
World Bank/ LOGiCA: Rwanda
Oversee of the quantitative and qualitative studies in Rwanda examining family dynamics during the process of reintegration of demobilised ex-combatants, investigating (1) the impact of departure, absence and return of ex-combatants on their families, with a particular focus on spouses; (2) the role of the family in the social and economic reintegration of ex-combatants.
Identification of concrete market opportunities for refugees and their host communities, through analysing market dynamics and assessing the supply and demand of prominent goods and services.
Department for International Development (DFID): UK
Drafting a framing paper on prospects for moving to Community Based Reintegration (CBR) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), based on global and DRC-specific lessons learned.
Chemonics/USAID OTI Libya - WAC: Libya
A self-capacity assessment workshop for officials from the Warriors Affairs Commission (WAC), resulting in the design of programmes for boosting WAC’s capacity and local and international support. TI also organised an international meeting in Tripoli.
Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC): DRC
External evaluation of the NRC’s Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) programme in DRC.
DFID/Adam Smith International
Gender and social inclusion (GESI) analyses in the Markets for the Poor (M4P) Private Sector Development programme, focussing on Market System Development, including seven sectoral gender and conflict sensitivity analyses and design of GESI strategy, tools and impact indicators.
Plan Netherlands and the Child Rights Alliance: Global
An independent evaluation of the world-wide GirlPower programme focussing on SGBV, education and the socio-economic empowerment of adolescent girls and young women, being implemented by 80 organisations in 10 countries.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP): Nepal
An independent evaluation of the UN Inter-agency Rehabilitation Programme (UNIRP) in Nepal. The evaluation assessed the relevancy, effectiveness, efficiency as well as the sustainability of the programme in rehabilitating the verified minors and late recruits in Nepal.
Peace Direct: DRC
The design and delivery of a workshop in eastern DRC with local NGOs, UNDP and DFID to assess the impact of current CBR programming in the Kivus, and facilitated the design of three new and innovative models for CBR, which will be piloted.
UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR)/UNDP: Afghanistan
The design of the voluntary return and reintegration programme (VRRP) for Afghanistan, focusing on enhancing the sustainable reintegration of refugees returning from Pakistan and Iran. Included participation in a regional meeting in Dubai between the governments of Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan to formulate a "Regional solution strategy for refugees".
Restless Development: Uganda, Zimbabwe and Tanzania
A mid-term evaluation, including recommendations for the potential scale-up of youth livelihood programmes in Uganda, Zimbabwe and Tanzania.
South Sudan Demobilisation and Disarmament Commission (SSDDRC), supported by UNICEF: South Sudan
The design of a new programme document for the release and reintegration of Children Associated with Armed Forces and Groups (CAAFG) in South Sudan, including field assessments of economic reintegration opportunities for youth.
UNDP: South Sudan
The drafting of a new eight-year South Sudan DDR strategy, and a DDR programme for 150,000 former Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) combatants. TI was the main author for the SSDDRC drafting team, which included all DDR stakeholders (SPLA, Government of South Sudan, UNDP, United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS)).
The Drafting of project documents for Sudan and Darfur, merging DDR and community security projects into the design of an approach called Community Based Reintegration and Security (CBRS).
International Labour Organisation (ILO): Africa
The design of the Employment for Peace, Stability and Development Strategy for West Africa (ILO-Dakar).
Management for Development Foundation (MDF)/ Netherlands organisation for international cooperation in higher education (NUFFIC): Colombia
An evaluation of a "Training for Reintegration Programme" of the High Commissioner for Reintegration (ACR) of the Presidency of the Republic of Colombia, supported by NUFFIC and implemented in association with MDF.
A capacity development needs analysis and the drafting of a capacity development strategy for the Afghan Peace and Reintegration Programme (APRP). In addition, TI co-authored the reintegration strategy for Afghanistan and a programme framework for the APRP.
Comic Relief: UK
An evaluation of the impact of Comic Relief sponsored global livelihood interventions. The design of a new approach to livelihood development for youth and families, in conflict settings.
Stockholm Policy Group for UNDP: Sudan
The sub-team leader for a Sudan review and evaluation mission of the DDR programme to Sudan. The evaluation led to the complete redesign of the DDR programme for Sudan.
Socio-economic opportunity and support services mapping for DDR participants in Northern, Southern, and Western Darfur States.
War Child: UK
An external evaluation of the project “Building a national protective environment for children vulnerable to conflict with the law in Afghanistan through a coordinated civil society action network, in Herat, Afghanistan”.
ILO - IPEC: Global
An extensive global stocktaking report on the economic reintegration of children. The report provided an overview of the current state of practise in the economic reintegration of CAAFAG and Other Vulnerable Children (OVC) to enhance understanding of the nature of economic reintegration work being undertaken by agencies.
Interkerkelijke Organisatie voor Ontwikkelingssamenwerking (Dutch Interchurch Organisation for Development-cooperation (ICCO): South Sudan
An assessment of potential sectors and processes available to facilitate Public-Private Cooperation (PPC) between the Dutch and South Sudan government, the Dutch and Sudanese private sector and NGOs, in order to foster pro-poor economic growth in the fragile context of South Sudan.
ILO: Sri Lanka
The design of a reintegration programme for highly vulnerable groups in Northern Sri Lanka including Internally Displaced People (IDPs), returnees and ex-combatants. This was followed by the development of fully fledged project document.
UNDP: Central African Republic
Opportunity mapping for reintegration including the following five assessments 1) Profiles of ex-combatants (Qualitative sample); 2) Economic opportunities for reintegration in the areas of settlement; 3) Availability of relevant services; 4) Attitudes towards reintegration in the receiving communities and 5) Gender dynamics in reintegration.
Diageo Foundation: DRC
A Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) assessment of the technical and financial capacities of local NGOs in Kinshasa working on water provision to make recommendations for Diageo, a leading premium drinks business, to fund the water projects of these organisations.
International Organisation for Migration (IOM): Aceh
A review of current understandings of the dynamics of post-conflict transition, including analyses of the ways in which post-conflict dynamics affect prospects for sustainable economic development. The review advocated dialogue between stakeholders to develop harmonized strategies for addressing the remaining needs of conflict affected areas and groups, and to develop strategies for transitioning from short-term post-conflict interventions to longer-term strategies for sustainable peace-building.
Oxfam Novib and partners such as Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) Netherlands: DRC
A review of the DDR approach in DRC and the design of a strategy for a more CBR approach which can be implemented as a national programme.
UK Stabilisation Unit (DFID, Ministry Of Defence (MOD) and Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO))
A Private Sector Development Consultant for a five months to assist the Stabilisation Unit and UK government to develop their knowledge of effective implementation of Private Sector Development (PSD) projects in a stabilisation context. This included advice on measures to prevent corruption, public-private partnerships, the role of other non-state providers, risk management, access to markets, access to financial services, conflict sensitivity and equity, and making the transition from a war economy. The assignment included promotion across Whitehall of the role of the private sector in the recovery from conflict and the co-authoring of an Economic Recovery Stabilisation Issues Note.
Designing of a new reintegration framework for the National Commission on DDR in Liberia.
A baseline assessment of ICCO's contribution to conflict transformation in its programmes worldwide. The assessment comprised a file review and field visits to Uganda and the Middle East, including an assessment of the positive role of religion in conflict transformation.
The design of a project document on The Niger Delta Job Creation and Conflict Resolution Preventive Initiative. The programme was funded by SHELL COMPANY through the UNDP.
Academic Associates Peace Works (AAPW): Nigeria
The design of the Niger Delta Job Creation and Conflict Resolution Prevention Initiative, a UNDP-funded project implemented by AAPW, in collaboration with the Delta, Bayelsa and Rivers State Governments. The design of four multipurpose community centres, intended to engage Niger Delta militant youth groups in a constructive manner, reorienting and retraining them for productive employment and positive roles in society.
UNDDR Unit (UNDP, UNICEF, UNMIS): Sudan
The development of a strategy and system for continuous reintegration opportunities and support services, and DDR mapping in Sudan and South Sudan. This included case studies, the establishment of a database and research team training. The assignment also involved strengthening the capacity of national actors trough training and joint implementation, to undertake opportunity mapping and to ensure regular updates.
The design and delivery of training to trainers in business development skills in order to create a pool of business councillors, to support the economic reintegration of children and youth associated with fighting forces, and the development of a manual on business training for youth.
Advice to the ILO Office of Jakarta on ILO’s specific roles and possible contributions to the process of Reintegration of ex-Gerakan Aceh Merdeka (GAM, Indonesian Free Aceh Movement) combatants. TI also informed relevant national and provincial authorities of the Indonesian government on specific strategies and relevant tools to enhance the economic and social dimension of the reintegration process of Ex-GAM combatants. Advice was given to ILO/Jakarta on potential partnerships with other relevant international actors on the DDR process. Furthermore, TI developed a technical concept note on the possible roles and trends for an eventual ILO participation on this process. Lastly, TI developed a Technical concept note to be shared with national authorities and international partners on critical characteristics and conditions to facilitate an appropriate process of socio-economic reintegration.
Opportunity mapping and training needs assessment for the reintegration of armed youth, including training and capacity building of local staff on socio-economic reintegration, participatory assessment techniques and continuous opportunity mapping for DDR.
ILO & UNICEF: Liberia
Labour market and skills training assessment in Liberia to map reintegration opportunities for children associated with fighting forces.
Secondment to UNHCR to revise three manuals on Repatriation & Reintegration, Self-reliance and Quick Impact Projects.