1,396 Individuals provided with training, start-up materials & business management skills in Abyei, Wau & Bentiu, out of which, 66% are women
8 public facilities rehabilitated, including water points, a hospital, schools, community centres and a bridge, benefitting an estiamted 12,000 individuals in Abyei
314 Functional Adult Literacy (FAL) beneficiaries, of which 95% are women
2 peace dialouges facilitated between Dinka-Ngok and Missiriya communities
569 individuals trained in livelihood topics and will receive start-up kits to establish small businesses in Bentiu
Livelihoods & Income Generation
IOM’s strategy for sustainable return of conflict-affected and displaced communities emphasizes household economic self-reliance. In 2018, IOM engaged in the re-establishment of household livelihoods mainly through skills training, provision of seeds, tools and business start-up kits and regular monitoring and mentorship. IOM supported 286 (183 female and 103 male) people in Abyei through training in various income generating activities, with in-kind items such as startup kits and through mentorship.
In Wau town, 110 (81 female, 29 male) returnees and members of the host community in Jebel Kher and Lokoloko were assisted to engage in income generating schemes. IOM conducted various trainings focusing on modern vegetable production, bakery and small business management.
In close collaboration with implementing partners, IOM also supported more than 1,000 returnees and host communities in Bentiu with livelihood assistance, focused on small business, vegetable production and masonry. In 2018, 569 (377 female, 192 male) individuals were trained on livelihoods topics and will receive start-up kits to establish income generating activities in Bentiu.
Peacebuilding & Social Cohesion
In Abyei, 183 (21 female and 162 male) people including teachers, chiefs/elders and food-for-asset (FFA) teams were trained on peacebuilding, and 2,096 (1167 female and 929 men) people were reached through community peace promotion events facilitated through peace clubs and the annual pre-migration conference.