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Global FCP Programme (Fund for the Consolidation of Peace (FCP III) & special component "Prevention of Youth Violence")

Project details
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Donor organisation: 
Architecture & Urban Development
Project volume: 
9,588,516 €
Value of services: 
7,670,813 €
Start of project: 
February, 2019
End of project: 
February, 2023
Project description: 

With the aim of contributing to the promotion of sustainable peace and job creation, particularly in the east of the DRC, the bilateral programme "Fund for the Consolidation of Peace - FCP", supported by the German government through the KfW Development Bank, started in 2008 (phase I: 2008 - 2012, EUR 50 million). The second phase of the mutual fund has been completed (2012 -11/2015, EUR 20 million), as well as additional financing, called "Ligne Particulière (LP)" (end 2015 - end 2017, EUR 6.6 million). The third phase of the FCP consists of the FCP III component ("Peace and Stabilisation Fund") which targets the regions of North Kivu, South Kivu and Ituri as well as the special component "Prevention of Youth Violence" (PVJ) which aims to prevent youth violence in Kinshasa.

Overall contract value   = 9,588,516 EUR

Contract value FCP III  = 6,660,382 EUR
Contract value PVJ       = 2,928,134 EUR

Service description: 
  • Overall management of the programme and coordination with the Congolese authorities and other stakeholders;
  • Elaboration of a manual of procedures for the implementation of activities;
  • Selection of projects and conclusion of implementation contracts with the project owners;
  • Fund management, including financial monitoring of projects involving the initiation and follow-up of financial audits;
  • Technical follow-up of the execution of activities (elaboration of tender documents and supervision of works);
  • Support to project owners, including training and capacity building;
  • Verification and upgrading of cadastral data and land ownership of construction sites;
  • Establishment and implementation of a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system;
  • Public information and awareness campaigns on the programme; and
  • Important support sub-components - DO NO HARM and HIV/AIDS: Awareness and information campaigns; identification of conflicts in the intervention areas, training seminars in DO NO HARM and support by teams of facilitators for conflict resolution/mitigation.

FCP III component

The overall objective is to contribute to stabilisation in the east of the country through targeted, inclusive and conflict-resolution-related investments and to contribute to poverty reduction. FCP III is designed as an open programme working on the basis of individual sub-projects that are articulated according to pre-defined criteria.

The specific objectives are:

  • Revitalisation of the local economy and rapid job and income creation;
  • Allow exchanges between various social groups and communities and between the population and the Congolese state around investments and their management; and
  • Facilitate ownership of infrastructure by local beneficiaries, including their accountability.

The outputs will be as follows:

Part I

Outcome 1: Functional social infrastructure, social services restored;

Outcome 2: Functional economic infrastructure; and

Outcome 3: Revitalized productive sector.

Part II

Outcome 4: Sensitivity of interventions to local conflict dynamics ensured.

The financial contribution from the FCP III amounts to EUR 70 million and is intended to finance the following activities:

  • Reconstruction and equipping of social infrastructure (including related technical, social and environmental studies);
  • Reconstruction of economic infrastructure (including related technical, social and environmental studies);
  • Income-generating activities in the agricultural and livestock sector (including related studies);
  • Accompanying measures for HIV/AIDS and conflict prevention;
  • Information campaigns on the FCP III;
  • Mid-term studies and audits;
  • Final evaluation of the impact of the FCP III; and
  • Planning, management and monitoring by a Manager.

PVJ component

In view of the problems encountered by the phenomenon of juvenile violence ("Kuluna"), the Congolese government has asked the German Cooperation to support it in initiating a programme to prevent juvenile violence. During the 2012 inter-governmental negotiations, the German government contributed EUR 10 million through the Financial Cooperation for the implementation of such a programme.

The overall objective of the PVJ will be to improve social cohesion ("culture of peace") and thus contribute to the prevention of youth violence in Kinshasa through an integrated and participatory approach.

The specific objective is to improve young people's life prospects through the use of new infrastructure and the strengthening of their professional and social skills. The specific objective is to create sustainable opportunities for young people by taking advantage of the appropriate use of the infrastructure provided during the programme in their professional and social lives. Their skills will be strengthened and beneficiaries perceive the opportunities for participation offered.

The parts and outputs will be as follows:

Part 1: Youth infrastructure (volume about 42% of the total PVJ cost): construction or rehabilitation of infrastructure that meets the specific needs of young people (integrated youth centres, youth centres, sports fields, training centres, etc.).

Outcome 1: Young people and the rest of the population in the intervention areas have access to improved infrastructure.

Part 2: Vocational training and access to employment (volume approximately 18% of the total PVJ cost): This component aims at the economic integration of young people through programmes promoting access to employment. In the short term, jobs will be created by involving young people in the construction/rehabilitation of infrastructure (labour-based approach) of Part 1, while in the long term, the PVJ will increase the employment potential of young people through vocational training and post-training monitoring and support.

Outcome 2: Young people in intervention areas have more opportunities for vocational training.

Part 3: Accompanying measures and social capacity building (volume about 12% of the total PVJ cost): This part provides for social support measures and youth capacity building. The systematic involvement of do-no-harm (DNH) aspects in all activities of the PVJ component will also be part of this sub section. In addition, a Community Development Fund (EUR 300,000) (the "Fund") will be created to facilitate the participation and ownership of young people and communities.

Outcome 3: Young people in intervention areas have more opportunities for social support and participation.